5 yr old having adenoid enlargement and fluid in middle ear

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My son is 5 yr old and has been having issues like sore throat, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, nasal polyps, allergies, popping sounds in ear and repeated infections. No concrete solution from last one year, despite multiple consultation. He has been put on rounds of nasal sprays, allerygy syrups and antibiotics. However, symptoms reoccur within 2 weeks of medicine stoppage.

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    Your poor child! I feel for him. My partner has always had a post nasal drip, he's pretty much been dismissed after seeing doctors, ENT clinic, had a camera etc but never had cause of it or been treated. Someone mentioned to try avoiding dairy, I know that's not ideal but it's the only thing I can suggest that might do something. Hope it helps 😕

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      Thanks Jimjamjem. He does not have much of dairy products apart from a glass of milk daily. We got his tests done like blood count, x-ray, ct scan, ear test and all reports have been normal. He is a good eater and overall an active child but has cold, cough, allergy, sore throat, nasal drip issues since last 2 yrs almost around the year. He is doing steam inhalations and that relieves the symptoms to a certain extent.
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      It could be something as trivial as hayfever/allergy. I first had hayfever in 2004 and had streaming eyes and nose to the extent my nose bled once every couple of weeks in the heat of summer. After a couple of years they symptoms changed to itchy eyes, itchy roof of mouth, itching inside my ears and throat at the top was itchy and sore. Every few years the symptoms change slightly, I have to keep changing medications as I seem to get immune or something. Anyway, (I go off point a lot) I've now got slight dust/fur/hayfever allergies and finally found a medicine that works - (fexofenadine). It's prescription only but it relieves all my symptoms (I use beconaise nasal spray too for itchy throat and mouth when it's really severe). It could be a case of him needing a certain type of allergy medicine that actually works for him. It's worth trying anyway, I guess you're probably at your wits end by now. It's so hard with children being poorly 😞

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      Yeah i too think its an allergy thing. Even his symptoms keep changing. Poor child has feeling that he is unwell throughout the year. Thanks for sharing your experience...atleast it gives me some insight that this could probably go on for years.
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    You say it gets worse after medications stopped. This can either be TSW/RSS if the medications was steroids, or a different form of the same theory.

    It could also be delayed allergy. Steroids can be delayed up to a month or two after, other ingredients can be shorter, a day or a week etc.

    As a parent it would be awful but withdrawing everything would be a start. Also keep a journal, literally note everything, what he used, what he did, which rooms he was in, who he was in contact with (you are exposed to their products too) which bed he slept in, what he ate, absolutely everything.

    Make sure he's able to eat and get enough nutrients

    Lastly, see an allergy specialist who can do PRick tests for both environmental allergens (dust, pollens, airborne etc), also a dermatologist who can do patch testing which tests for both skin allergies and systemic allergies (such as systemic nickel allergy disease)

    Let us know how it goes

    Proud of you for fighting for your son

    God bless

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