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Child has adenoid problem, running nose, fever. Taken xylometazoline. How long to continue medication?

my daughter 3and half yr old is suffering from adenode problem for past eight she is having running noise plus every month she got fever only few days back i came to know abt her real problem doctor prescible me xylometazoline hydorchloride nasal drops and paracetamol phenylephine hydrochlorideand chlorpheniramine maleate oral solution i have giving for the past 20 day how long should i continue this becoz i m worried she will become resistant to it in future and what to be given n not to be given for eating n any other precaution to be taken
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

Kids are born with very small adenoids but as they grow the adenoids increases in size and they reach full size by approximately 12 years of age. After that growing period the adenoids start to shrink, but in some children it hypertrophies and causes nasal obstruction, difficulty in breathing repeated ear and nose infection.

If the symptoms are mild you can continue with the medicines your doctor prescribed till your kid is asymptomatic.

If it becomes severe then discuss with your doctor regarding adenoidectomy for removal of adenoids

Answered: Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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