Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Xoli | 2012/05/04



I have an 8 and a half month old baby boy. My child was admitted in hospital in Jan and Feb this year. He was coughing badly. Tests and x-rays were done and he does not have Asthma nor TB.
Now my main concern is that his chest is always congested and he snores a lot when he is sleeping.
I took him to an ENT specialist and the doctor prescribed some nasal spray. I have been using the spray for the past week, nothing has changed so far. I have noticed that he has runny (thick mucus) nose especially in the mornings and evening, the cough and the congested chest hasn''t gone away too.
We will be going to the ENT for review next week.
Please advise what I can do. I am worried sick about my son.

Expert's Reply



It is almost certain that your baby has enlarged and infected adenoids with a post-nasal mucous drip. He must be seen by an ENT specialist. If he is snoring this means that his nose is very blocked indeed. He will need to have his adenoids removed, but being so young it will be difficult for the suregon to remove your baby's adenoids now. It is essential to clear is nose as best as possible until the operation can be done. I suggest that the ENT surgeon prescibes Flixonase Nasules once daily for a 10 day period to help to open your baby's nose until he is old enough for further treatment.

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Posted by: Xoli | 2012/05/09

Thanks a mill doctor. We went for a review on 08 May 2012 and surely the ENT mentioned exactly what you''ve just said.
He has been booked for the procedure to remove his adenoids. This will be done next week.

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