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24 Aug 2007

7 Month old always sick
My baby has been a very sick child since birth, he still has colic and has always had a problem with his nose, it is always blocked/runny, when he was born he swollowed some amnotic fluid and I was told that this will cause some problems when he is older. He was admitted to hospital about 3 weeks ago and they found out that he has the RS Virus. I took him to a Paed again yesturday (23/8/2007) and was given the same drops as what 4 other doctors give me for his nose, they all give me iliadine, Salex and Chamiflor Ocean they seem to work for a couple of days and there after I sit with the same problem of having a baby with a blocked/runny nose, when his nos is blocked he does not drink his bottles and this causes major problems with his sleep and play routine. Is there something that I can use to help with the blocked nose and that will keep it problem free for longer than a month at least.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

It is possible that your baby is allergic to his cow's milk formula. Try him on a soya formula and see if this makes a difference. Only use the Salex nose drops and stop all the other nose drops as they can aggravate his nose problems.
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