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Good day. my 9 month old baby has a constant runny nose. i've been giving her telfast and using a saline spray but its not clearing. any advice?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Environmental issues: The nose often runs in response to the irritants found in the air they breathe. Things like house dust, hair spray, perfume, plug in fragrance emitters, cleaning or cooking fumes, etc. all add to the problem. Infants noses are often sensitive to things adults are not. Making an effort to remove such irritants, at least from their sleeping areas can help many.
Dr. Miles Weinberger
57 years experience
Nasal fluid: Although uncommon, a constant runny nose could be a CNS fluid leak. That possibility should be examined. If it's determined that the fluid is just reflection of chronic rhinitis, nasal fluid can be stopped with a ipratropium nasal spray.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Try Zyrtec: Telfast does not provide as much drying effect as the older antihistamines which however can induce drowsiness. Nasal steroid is more effective but not recommended for children of that age. Make sure he does not have food allergy or exposure to a pet he may be allergic to. See doctor if problem persists.
Dr. Aveshen Govender
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Assessment: Persistence of the symptoms despite the antihistamine is concerning. Recommend you start with a paediatric consult followed by NT assessment

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