Posted by: Ann | 2011/06/14


sounds blocked up at certain times

Hi doc

My son was in hospital for 6 weeks due to aspiration pneumonia. He was discharged on oxygen. He is now off the oxygen, he gets nebulised and suctioned. His chest still sounds phlegmy, he was nebulised with sodium solution and combivent as per his paed. He seems to get blocked up early morning around 6, I''m also using sterimar nasal spray. How do I know if he has a post nasal drip becos he will cough and sound blocked up.


Expert's Reply



You do not mention how old your son is and this is important to know.I will presume that he is an infant. He may have some problem with reflux if he had an aspiration pneumonia. This should be diagnosed and treated if necessary.In view of your son's continuing chest problem it would be best to take your son to see a paediatric pulmonologist.

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