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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Allergies?


 kerry1h - Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:42 pm

Hi

I have a 3 yr old son who seems to always have problems with his sinuses. It seems that every 3-4 weeks he has a new cold or virus. Last year the doctor did allergy testing but it came back negative. They put him on childrens claritin and it seemed to help a little. He started with a runny nose at the beginning of february and went through being diagnosed with the flu, a viral infection, and an ear infection, he was sick for about 6 weeks total. Since that time he has had a runny nose that comes and goes. He has always been a mouth breather and his breath is really bad. Any thoughts. Should I consult an allergy specialist?

thanks
 NikkyLeClair - Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:11 am

If allergy testing came back normal, I think the next reasonable step is to see an ENT specialtist. Does he snore or have a hyponasal voice? What color are his nasal secretions?

Nikky, MA

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