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My 9yo son has been chronically blowing his nose for days on end. It seems to be posta nasal drip. What is an effective remedy? Will a humidfier work?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Nasal saline
I would try some nasal saline - first.
The important distinguishing word here is "chronically." if he has been blowing his nose for nasal drainage for more than 2 weeks... This may be 1) allergies 2) sinusitis (acute/chronic) 3) adenoiditis. Bottom line... If he has had this for more than two weeks.. It's time to think about something other than home remedies - see your pediatrician.

In brief: Nasal saline
I would try some nasal saline - first.
The important distinguishing word here is "chronically." if he has been blowing his nose for nasal drainage for more than 2 weeks... This may be 1) allergies 2) sinusitis (acute/chronic) 3) adenoiditis. Bottom line... If he has had this for more than two weeks.. It's time to think about something other than home remedies - see your pediatrician.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Nose Blowing
Nose blowing equals an inflammed, runny and swollen nose.
Many irritants and allergens cause a chronically runny or stuffy nose. Antihistamine such a allegra, zyrtec, and Claritin may be helpful. Prescription nasal steroid sprays are generally most effective. Your son should see his primary healthcare provider, if these symptoms are not responding to over-the-counter medications.

In brief: Nose Blowing
Nose blowing equals an inflammed, runny and swollen nose.
Many irritants and allergens cause a chronically runny or stuffy nose. Antihistamine such a allegra, zyrtec, and Claritin may be helpful. Prescription nasal steroid sprays are generally most effective. Your son should see his primary healthcare provider, if these symptoms are not responding to over-the-counter medications.
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