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That child with the awful green snotty nose.... it's my ds2!

(16 Posts)
ingles2 Sun 14-Jun-09 22:53:31

And he's 8!
He always has a disgusting nose...every day of the year..
It really is vomit worthy. I'm constantly getting him to blow his nose, his pockets are stuffed with tissue,he wipes all the time, but that green river is still there...
and then to make it worse, he licks as well so it's green and bright red!
Is there a possible medical reason for it?
He is in perfect health in every other way, is only ill once every couple of years....
What can I do? Cos if it's making me gag, God knows what other people think.

Tortoise Sun 14-Jun-09 22:55:12

Could it be an allergy ie dust mite or pets?
Just snotty or sneezing too?

ingles2 Sun 14-Jun-09 23:05:48

He's just snotty Tortoise...
It could be an allergy, we have lots of animals and live in farmland, sheep, cows, rape, so I don't think there is much I can do about that.

Tortoise Mon 15-Jun-09 10:41:36

Have you tried giving piriton or some other hayfever type medicine to see if that helps? I guess that might show if it is an allergy. But i don't really know. Worth a try i think.

Mybox Mon 15-Jun-09 10:44:20

Does sound like an allergy

3littlefrogs Mon 15-Jun-09 10:48:54

Green = bacteria.

He needs a swab taken and investigation for chronic sinusitis. He may have allergies with a superimposed bacterial infection. He may have a problem with adenoids or tonsils. He must be very uncomfortable.

TheProvincialLady Mon 15-Jun-09 10:51:39

My friend's twin girls are like this if they have dairy. I know you can't do much about the external potential allergens but you could look into his diet. And I agree with 3littlefrogs that you should also talk to your GP.

Ledodgy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:54:36

I agree get a swab taken. There is also a possibility that maybe he shoved something up there ages ago and it is still tere and infected!

3littlefrogs Mon 15-Jun-09 10:57:16

ledodgy makes a good point - especially if it is just one side IYSWIM.

msdevine Mon 15-Jun-09 10:57:27

my friends daughter is like this she kept taking her to the docs and they kept saying just a cold she will grow out of it.

However she decided to go back tougher and demand an investigation be done it turns out there is a problem with something inside the nasal area ( sorry i can not remember exactly what she told me)

Her daughter needs a simple operation to fix this problem, my friend is very relieved as she knew it was not normal and now finaly her dd will not be the one with the yucky nose.xx

3littlefrogs Mon 15-Jun-09 10:58:32

There was a little girl at school with me who had a yukky nose. Poor little soul, she was very isolated because no-one wanted to play with her.

Do take him to the doctor.

ingles2 Mon 15-Jun-09 11:10:25

Thanks all...
I am going to take him to the doctor because his friends have started to notice it.. It is grim!
I don't think there is anything stuck up there as it's both nostrils but not at the same time and it has been since he was a tiny tot. I thought it was just because he couldn't blow his nose, he's only learnt how to do that recently.
It doesn't seem to make him uncomfortable at all, he doesn't even notice it unless it's red and cracked but that has improved as I slap vaseline on every day.

Poppity Mon 15-Jun-09 11:40:19

One of my DSs was like this, he is on daily Citirizine (sp) on prescription now, and has no more snot!

ingles2 Wed 17-Jun-09 09:37:35

Quick update
well I took ds2 to the GP today. He is actually the father of a boy we know and mentioned he'd noticed ds2's nose before! blush
Anyway, he thinks it's perennial rhinitis so we now have cetirizine and flixonase to try...
Thanks all for giving me the kick up the backside to take him..

TheProvincialLady Thu 18-Jun-09 14:55:21

Oh I am glad - hope the medication works.

Tortoise Mon 22-Jun-09 11:57:36

That's good. Hope the medication gives him some relief from snot! grin

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