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My son has a deviated septum small sinus openings enlarged adenoids & a bacterial infection for 2 months now and antibiotics not working

sinus problems and dr driving me nuts

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Might have to get a different, more broad spectrum antibiotic. People usually take antibiotics for the wrong reasons and the bacteria have built up a resistance to most antibiotics.

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yeah we have tried a couple of different ones, and so far the exact same thing happens, it works for a bit and then we have another flare up. Then they have to put him on prednisolone to get everything cleared up, and he also has a breathing machine to use when it sets up in his chest. I feel so sorry for him. I just had to have sinus surgery in dec. so I know how he feels, but the doctor says he is to young for surgery he is 8.
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They say he is too young to have his deviated septum fixed?? At 8?? I have never heard of that. I have seen them fixed at younger ages and I use to work in a hospital. Maybe it is something new.
I am sorry it isnt working for him. I hated it when my kids were sick.... and there was nothing I was able to do for them.
How old does he have to be before he can get the surgery?
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the only thing they are saying is that he is to young and really saying what age he needs to be. They also say he has enlarged adenoids again, but they was removed when he was 2 years old when he had tubes put in his ears. I have been doing some research and have seen posting on sinus surgery for children, but having problems finding a doctor to see my son cause he is a child and they do not see kids.
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and not saying what age he needs to be (sorry left not out)
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His pediatrician cannot refer him to a specialist?? How can his adnoids be enlarged if they arent even there?? Sounds like you need a new physician.
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his pediatrician sent him to the ent. This ent has been in practice for a while he done surgery on me when i was young 25+ years ago and seen me at first with my sinuses and is the one that sent me to a differnt doctor cause he could not do the surgery the hospital did not have the machine needed to do it with ,and he is the one that put the tubes in my sons ears and said he took his adnoids out (said they must have grew back) I checked and it is possible but kinda rare i think. Starting to really wonder if this dr is just not giving me the run around and just trying to make a few extra bucks. The doctor that did my surgery does not see kids I called them last week.
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I have never heard of adnoids growing back. Weird. Not to say it cant happen I guess.... I know that I dont know everything.
Maybe it is time to get a second opinion from someone, ya think? I would hate to think that this physician is giving you the run around but it does happen. Even with well respected ones.
First time I ever had cavities... I had 7 at one time. I had four filled then moved out of state. I went to get the other three filled and was told I didnt have any. I was kinda ticked off.
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yeah I am going to start calling around tomorrow and see if I can find one this spell this weekend was kinda it for me he had to miss his cousins bd party cause he was sick again. I called our insurance company Friday to see if we had a Dr that would see him and they only showed ones that where 4-6 hours away so I am going to start calling around my self and see what I can find
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Good luck to you and your son. I hope you find exactly who you are looking for that can do him the most good.
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thank you me too
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Talk to a doctor!! We can't help you with that! btw, try dimetapp, it helps you sleep with a stuffy nose.

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The ent is who put him on this round of meds. for a total of 3 weeks when we get done with them. However just had to take him back Friday with another flare up with it draining in his chest still and coughing (sounding more like a bark). Have used almost an entire bottle of dimetapp.
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So what is your question? I had mine surgically fixed and went 10 years without a sinus infection.

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the ent said surgery is not an option said he is to young (he is 8). I just had to have surgery on my sinuses in dec. and according to the doctor his ct scan is exactly like mine, with the exact same problems that i had. I had to be sent to a different doctor to have mine done, and I checked with the doctor that did my surgery and he does not see kids.
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Have you tried nasal irrigation?

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Yes it helps for a little bit but no change in the long run.
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When my son was young, he had similar problems. Surgery was the answer. What does your son's doctor say? Follow his/her advice.

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that he is to young for surgery (he is 8) i just had it done myself in dec. it helped me a lot. the doctor said his ct scan looked exactly like mine did with exact same problems. They are acting like it is nothing major and just keep telling me to leave him on antibiotics and it will clear up. Just had him back to doctor friday with another flare up and coughing (sounds like a bark) they added prednisolone again. My sinuses was so bed my ent (same one my son is seeing) had to send me to another doctor, checked with the one that done my surgery and he will not see him cause he does not see children.
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My son was only 9 when he had his surgery. He had been sick constantly since he was a baby, spending half his life on antibiotics, missing weeks of school. After the surgery, his problem was solved, and the constant infections were gone. He's a grown man now, and very healthy. I think a large part of the problem is that, when I was a child, just about every kid who ever sneezed ended up having their tonsils out. Maybe there were too many needless surgeries performed then, so in reaction to that, doctors seem to have gone to the other extreme now, refusing to do surgery even on those kids who actually need it. It's funny-kids haven't changed, only doctors have. I know how frustrating it is when doctors won't listen. Get another medical opinion for your son. Do you live near any big, teaching hospitals? If so, find out who the head of ENT is, and make an appt. Good luck-I hope your outcome ends up being as good as ours was.
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BTW, there are pediatric ENTs who specialize in exactly what you need.
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I am going to call wake forest in the morning to see if they have someone there that will see him it is a few hours away but I will take him there if they can give us some answers and point us in a direction that will help.
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I am going to try and find one that specializes in children just to get a second look I would feel much better starting to loose faith in our local ent and that is sad cause he has been in practice for a very long time 25+ years that I know of he seen me when I was a child.
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Before I could find a pediatric ENT who would operate on my son, we took him to the Mayo Clinic in MN, because we didn't know where else to turn. We drove more than 10 hours to get there. I think it's a great idea for you to call Wake Forest-it will be worth the drive, if you can get your son the treatment he needs.
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