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12 Mar 2007

sick baby
my son, 1, is still sick. He was at the paed last Monday who said he has a very bad cold and is very congested, but no infections, we have been using saline spray for his nose. It's a week later and that nose is still streaming, sometimes yellow, is this just normal? he is also very grumpy, I don't know what to do anymore.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Chantal
The streaming nose and even yellow colour can be "normal" for a viral infection or a cold, but if he is feverish or seems to have earache or a wet cough I think you should take him back for a follow-up visit. If not, try giving him some Sudafed/Demazin syrup 2.5 ml three times a day and Illiadin ped nosedrops every 12 hours?
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