What do I do for my child’s chronic nasal drainage and/or coughing?

This is one of the most common complaints in the toddler and infant period. In most instances there is no magic bullet to halt the process, and many times the conventional approaches create further problems.  It is very common when pediatricians initially start their practice in pediatrics to have to refer several patients to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists to remove tonsils, adenoids, or have tubes placed. Those surgeries are less needed as we look at our integrative model to the immune system.  Nasal saline and suctioning your child’s or infant’s nose can be very helpful in clearing nasal secretions. If symptoms are ongoing or you have any concerns, please make an appointment and have your child evaluated. If your child is having ANY breathing difficulties, take him/her to the ER or urgent care immediately.