I am right outside Nashville and i have what the nurse described as "Tennessee crud". I just got a "sinus cocktail" shot in my hip/butt. I'd never heard of it until today (I'm not from the south). It's a mix of 2 steroids, dexamethasone & methylprednisolone. Plus probably some other goodness. It burned some & caused pain down through my leg at first, but now about 30 mins later the pain seems to have left. Haven't felt sinus relief yet, but I should be feeling it in a couple more hours. I sure do love TN but hate the way the crud attacks us here!
Sorry to hear about your son’s struggles. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things. For kids with chronic rhinitis and chronic cough, I am suspicious of reflux (GER/GERD) as a contributing factor. Take a look at the articles on this site for that topic. Regarding the precise amount of Manuka honey to use, it ends up being about a tablespoon for an 8-oz bottle of saline. Manuka honey may help reduce inflammation, studies have found that Manuka contains both a strong anti-microbial, and strong anti-inflammatory agents … worth a try.
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