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My daughter, age 11, has been stuck with horrible cold-like symptoms for about a year now. The main thing is that her nose is awfully congested and runny (if she leans back, you can see how filled and overflowing it is). She also has a minor wet cough, but that is much more manageable. She is completely unable to breathe through her nose because of how stuffed and runny it is even though she blows her nose every few minutes (over 200 tissues a day).
We use a prescription nasal spray and sinus rinse, along with VapoRub, steamy showers, and bowls of hot water with eucalyptus oil. We have found steamy showers and deep sinus relief massages to be very helpful, but only for a short while.
Our doctor, the ENT, and another recommended doctor all didn't know exactly the cause - severe nonallergic rhinitis, mucus rapidly overproducing? No autoimmune disease, no nasal polyps, chronic sinusitis, anything of that sort.
Do you know what could be causing this or what else we can do to help her?


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replied February 21st, 2018
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A63231
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i believe this sinus and cold infection is easily treatable. If there is no organic cause like deviated nasal septum or other surgical correctable causes, you got nothing to worry about. However she should be evaluated for allergies and should get antigen sensitivity test to find out what triggers her recurrent rhinitis. Allergen immunotherapy and other desensitization techniques can help control these diseases.

Take care.


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