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Rhinitis- speech delay=

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cheekymonk Thu 24-Jan-13 16:00:14

Hi! I am just wondering if anyone has any experience of this? My Cm has commented that dd (2 next month) has had a constant runny nose since having her in oct 12. I have not really thought it a problem but she does have runny eyes sometimes too. She was diagnosed with glue ear in both ears in December and we have a follow up appt in April(!). She has a very noticeable speech delay, saying about 6 words at the most, never puts 2 together but she understands commands and alot of what you say to her. she is very irritable and clingy at the moment and her sleep has been disturbed for 2 weeks, waking early and in the night. My Mum said might be cold so i put her back in ther sleeping bag but i think she is scared of the dark as last night i left landing light on and she woke up much more contentedly and later too.

It is so frustrating, i just don't always know what she wants and am getting so tired with these broken nights. i then read it could be teething or bad dreams( she def settled herself more quickly last night).
She has a speech assessment in next fortnight so I will mention all this but it is hard going for all of us and I don't know how worried i should be about runny nose. CM seems convinced it is a sign of an allergy as her dd had very similar symptoms and suffered with hearing loss sad but nursery that dd also attends don't seem worried. Any experience of this?? Is some of it typical 2 year old stuff???

cheekymonk Thu 24-Jan-13 19:52:07


DeWe Fri 25-Jan-13 12:31:29

Glue ear is a fairly common problem in children aged up to about 7-9 years when they grow out of it hopefully.

Ds has had 2 sets of grommets in, the first set put in because of concerns about his speech, although he said a lot more at 20 months than 6 words. When he can't hear he's very clingy and panics if he can't see me. He also lip reads quite a bit. If you think she's not accessing SALT then you may need to request your ENT appointment is moved forward and see if they think she'd suit grommets.

Some people reckon reducing dairy helps, and it probably does in some children. Didn't help with ds really. I don't think it is generally an allergy, not heard that before in all the appointments we've had for ds, just something little people get.

cheekymonk Fri 25-Jan-13 17:07:52

Thanks dewe, thats helpful to know x

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