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10 Aug 2010

9 month old chronic blocked nose
Dear Dr,
my son of 9 months has had a chronic blocked nose since he was 3 months old. i have tried everything under the sun!!. i took him to an ENT specialist last week who told me that my son''''''''s nose is completely closed up from using to many nasal decongesteds. he has now done the following: given me 1x budaflem nasal spray each morning and texa syrup 1.5ml in the evenings. He told me i must under so circumstances use any type of nasal spray. Does this sound right to you? his nose is blocked during the night and day, sometimes runny...the worst is in the early morning hours, when he will wake up because of his blocked nose. also, what is glue ears?
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01 Jan 0001

Most cases of blocked noses in babies are due to mucosal swelling for which there are many causes. The treatment with intranasal steroids, like budeflam, are frequently indicated. Allergy testing in this age group is unsatisfactory and exclusion diet is sometimes tried. Antihistamines might help, i.e. Texa. Saline sprays are helpful but no other sprays, as advised. The doctor must also establish whether your babies adenoids are not part of the problem as these have to be surgically removed. Glue ears are a laymans term for fluid buildup in the middle ears, caused by allergy, rhinitis, adenoids etc. This causes hearing loss and might lead to structural abnormalities in the ear drum and middle ear. Sometimes insertion of ventilation tubes, also known as grommets, are indicated
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