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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: TC | 2008/07/24

Q.

Sleep Therapist

I took my son for his 6 months check-up last week. All was fine with this check-up. He suffers from a blocked nose (almost all the time) and we have tried everything to prevent this, without any luck. The dr refered me to a sleep therapist as he only sleeps for an hour at a time (nighttime), wakes up, takes a few sips of milk an goes back to sleep. Unfortunately the contact number she gave me does not exist anymore and she does not have any other details. Can you maybe suggest were I can find contact details for a sleep therapist (Pretoria region) as I am willing to try anything at this stage to have more than a hour sleep at a time.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You child is not sleeping because he has a blocked nose. Babies simply cannot sleep if they have a blocked nose. If medicines have not helped at all it is time to see an ENT specialist to find out why his nose is so blocked.

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Posted by: FRANCISKA | 2014/08/19

HI THERE, I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD SON AND HE DOES NOT WANT TO GO TO BED AT NIGHT. HE IS ALSO SNORRING IS THERE A AFFORDABLE WAY TO CURE THIS PLEASE HELP ITS VERY URGENT.

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