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Child with blocked nose during sleep. Suspected for tonsils growth. Any harm to heart or lung?

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My daughter is 2.5 years old. She had cold for last 2 months and we gave 3 times Amphodril tonic. Now there is NO cold, cough, fever. But she is having blocking nose for last 3 weeks during the sleep. She is adamant to take steam or nasal drops, so we were not able to give. We also tried giving T-Minix, Citrzine but it dodnot help. She is sleeping properly , only thing is during sleep she makes little noise due to blocked nose. When we checked the doctors locally here , they said No medication is needed and it will get fixed automatically when she grows. The doctors said there is a little infection inside her nose and so the colour is purple. Checked with ENT and he said little Tonsils growth and no medication needed for this.
Can you please clarify
1) I am worried whether the blocking nose will have any impact to the heart or lungs.
2) Is there any medication for this blocking nose.
3) What are our next steps and what is the impact of blocked nose in a children.

I would want this question to be answered by Dr. K. C. Pant, Pediatrician,
Posted Sun, 10 Mar 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 18 hours later
Welcome to Healthcare magic . com

Thank you for asking this question.

Your child may be having blocked nose due to viral Rhinitis or allergic Rhinitis. Usually blocked nose of long standing can cause mild sleep disturbance and mild wheezing otherwise severe adverse effect to heart is not known. But if kid gets rhinitis of allergic origin frequently then he is prone for wheezy bronchitis as wel. Treatment of 'common cold' relieves nose block also. You may try to install Saline nose drop and give oral syrup containing montelukast and levocetrizine combination, usually it is given for 30 days once a day dose. Sometime evaporative liquids preparations are available which can be applied to pillow and handkerchief. Nebulizer based anti inflammatory medicines can be used for 2-3 days once a day in acute condition.

Hope you got answer of your problem.
Take care and do not worry.

All the best.
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Follow-up: Child with blocked nose during sleep. Suspected for tonsils growth. Any harm to heart or lung? 39 hours later
For last few days, she is getting the mild sleep disturbances after 3 weeks of nose block. She is adamant to take nasal drops/steam. The evaporative liquids are not helping much. Also she is getting this nose block visibly during the early morning at 4 am to 6 am.
1) what is the medicine name which contains montelukast and levocetrizine combination. Also pls suggest the dosage for a 2.6 year old girl.
2) Can there be any Antibiotic given for the infection/allergy
3) What natural remedies can be tried like any specific food or fruits like papaya.
4) What could have caused this infection or allergy in nose.
5) How to prevent in getting into mild wheezing bcox of blocked nose. Pls advise.
Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 5 hours later
Welcome again,

Madam you may give "Levocet-m" kid dt tab 1/2 tab once a day for 30 days.

Antibiotics are given, if acute infection is present and best is amoxicilline kid tabs for 5 days.

Allergy is caused by household dust and pets etc. Keep your baby away from allergens. Nasal drops must be used to keep nose moist and irrigated.

I hope you will get your baby motivated for this.

These steps are sure to work if given seriously.

Thank you.

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