Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2010/04/28


When to see ENT?

My 4.5 year old son has had a post-nasal drip for 4 months now. Our paed saw him about 3 weeks ago and prescribed antibiotics (5 days) and Deselex for 1 month. He still has the post-nasal drip, and is constantly making gagging-snorting sounds to try and clear his nose/back of throat. Should I take hom to see an ENT now? or is there something else we can try?

Expert's Reply



It sounds as if your baby has a very blocked nose indeed. The most likely cause is enlarged adenoids. Allergy appears unlikley as he has not responded to the Deselex.Try using Salex nose drops 1 drop in each nostril twice a day for 10 days. If this does not help take him to see an ENT specialist.

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Posted by: tina | 2010/04/29

He is dr. Carpenter-Kling at Kloof Hospital.

Where do you stay?

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Posted by: LIEZLE | 2010/04/28


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Posted by: tina | 2010/04/28

What harm can it do to take him to the ent? Seems like there is an underlying problem, but I am no expert...
My son constantly suffered from pnd and was on deselex for about 3 years!!! We went to the most amazing ent and today my son is 100% Even stopped the deselex a year ago..

Good luck :-)

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