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30 Jun 2010

My two and half year daughter has been on asthma treatment since when she was one year old, but now she has been coughing since last year, she has been on medication none stop, in May I went to see an ENT specialist and explained that after she got the antibiotics and many cough syrups she gets better for about a week and starts to cough again but only at night, the cough is so bad that it is very difficult for her to sleep, as she coughs her lungs out and after few days the chest becomes blocked and she then starts to cough even during the day. The doctor examined her and said she has back sinus and when she is asleep the back sinus drops liquid into the throat, which is like fire and the liquid drops are like petrol, which then causes her to cough especially at night, the doc then recommended an operation to flush our the sinus and throat, my husband was against it but I managed to convince him, but when my daughter went for the op the anesthetic specialist turned her back saying her cough was bad and she was asthmatic, as a result it was risky to perform the op, my husband asked the doctor to give us another alternative as he didn’ t want our daughter to be operated. The doc prescribed a spray called Nasacor Spray it helped her for about 3 weeks but she has now started coughing again at night. I will like to have your opinion on this condition and what is the best way to solve it, right now I am confused.
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Sinus Expert
Sinus Expert

01 Jan 0001

Both asthma and post nasal drip can cause nightly coughing. These two are often seen in combination as well, this makes treatment difficult. A sinus rinse is not the primary treatment option but the last resort if nothing else has worked. The problem with a rinse is that is frequently gives only temporary relief, but might help to give the other medications a kickstart. It seems as though your child does suffer from asthma and rinosinusitis. If her nose is treated the asthma will also control better. Therefor I would recommend combination of asthma sprays, nasal corticosteroid sprays(like Nasacor) and possible singulair. If the nasal discharge is pussy antibiotics is indicated. When all else fail, a rinse is the last alternative.
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