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3 Month Old Baby Runny Nose
Is it fine to give my 3 month old baby an Otrivin for her runny nose sometimes clog nose? How many times it should be if it's ok. Thank you
Otrivin: Use saline nose drops 2-3times daily. Saline can accomplish the same thing at a more reasonable price. ...Read more
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Can my 1 year old take cetirizine for his itching and runny nose and infant tylenol (acetaminophen) for his fever at the same time?
Yes: Just check the dosage which would depend on his/her weight. ...Read more
Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has had a runny nose for about a week. It's generally clear and no other symptoms. Is this just a cold??
No: Unless your baby accidentally fed her nose with the banana. Intolerance or allergy to a banana is rare. It is possible that your baby may just starting with a cold. ...Read more
Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more
When do you decide for your 16 month old baby to stay at home or to go to chreche? Is a runny nose and a cough good enough reason?
I have a two-month old baby boy he can't breathe. It looks like he has a runny nose I took out mucus and he still can't breathe well. What can I do?
Try normal saline: Nose drops.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a 5 month old baby. at the moment she has a very runny nose with a cough but she does not have a fever. what medication can I give her?
Fluids/monitor: Your 5mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticeable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticeable increased work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more
What over-the-counter medication can you give to an 8-month-old baby for having a runny nose and quite a bit of sneezing?
None: Normal saline nose drops followed by suctioning the mucus is the most effective for young infants. Keep the air humid with a vaporizer. Do not use honey for infants under 1 year; it can cause botulism which can be fatal. If fever, decreased feeding, lethargy, breathing difficulty, wheezing-see your dr. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby keeps coughing has runny nose always congested we've taken her to the dr nothing has helped we sleep with a humidifier:(?
Nasal saline: You can try nasal saline or use of a bulb syringe to clean out the nose. If a family member or household member smokes encourage them to stop. If you have pets try to keep them away from the child. You could consider hypoallergenic pillow and mattress covers. Cold medicines are not recommended at this point. ...Read more
Dr told me my 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's had a cough for over 2 months without runny nose or fever ventolin syrp did nothing what's next?
Bronchiolitis: Is caused by a virus and ventolin often does not help. Homeopathic remedy antimonium tartaricum can help a great deal. If he is having trouble eating and worsening of his breathing then take him to the emergency department. Occasionally infants have to be admitted... More in the newborn period. See a chinese medicine practitioner as well... I have great success with that! ...Read more
My 5 month old baby has broncholitis and is on ventolin syrup he's had a cough for over a month with phlegm but has had no symptoms of runny nose why?
Cough in infant: Childhood wheezes or cough is common. Cough is a common presentation of asthma or inflammation of the airway. In infant, we don't have a good test to diagnose asthma. Instead, we make a diagnose based on your child's risks of developing asthma like immediate family history of asthma, other atopic diseases... When cough lasts that long, we often start an asthma controller treatment. ...Read more
Could runny nose be due to her teething? And what remedies are safe to clear her out? I have a 7-month-old baby who just cut her first two bottom teeth this week. In this time she has developed an extreme runny nose and congestion that seems to obstruct
Teething and the symptoms attributed to it are a common concern for parents. Lots of studies have looked at this and shown the most common symptoms of teething to be: -increased biting -drooling -gum-rubbing -sucking -irritability -wakefulness -ear rubbing -facial rash -decreased appetite for solid foods -slightly elevated temperature (but still under 100.4f orally) Her runny nose and congestion are more likely due to a cold. There are no over the counter cough or cold medications that are safe to give any children under 4 years old. They were all removed from the shelves a few years ago. Research showed that they did not help kids feel better in that age group and in fact could be harmful.
If your infant is congested, you can run a cool mist vaporizer in her room and use saline and nasal suction to clear her nose. Otherwise, you just have to let it run it's course.
If she develops a fever, has any difficulty breathing, stops eating/drinking, acts very irritable or sleepy or acts sick in any way, call your child's doctor. ...Read more
If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affect my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.
Yes but: You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the face, and keep breast feeding! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
My son just turned 2 and has a slight fever and runny nose. Should he still be taking infant tylenol (acetaminophen) and should I still be using saline nose drops?
My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?
Infancy Colds -:
Fill all your bottles with 2 oz of pedialyte-equivalent.
Offer one every half hour and allow the baby to refuse.
Run a humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to the air.
Cancel any other plans and snuggle with good hand washing reminders for all care-givers.
Rest It's no fun to have an infant with what sounds like a viral infection, but ... they usually pass quickly with supportive measures ...Read more
My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?
Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate its use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?
No: Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny. I would try to use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always! ...Read more
Cold & cough: Being this young, bring your child to the pediatrician to make sure what infection he has in addition to a virus. If he also has a wheeze, precautions can be taken to make sure he is getting enough oxygen. In the meantime, make sure he is drinking well. A stuffy nose can be relieved by saline drops. If he is having breathing problems, bring him to the ed. ...Read more
What is expected?: There is little scientific basis for homeopathic treatments. It would be better to consult your pediatrician to determine why the baby has a stuffy nose and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Room to hot: It may be warm in her bedroom where she sleeps, or she could be overdressed. With her pajamas. Certain foods may also cause her to perspire. ...Read more
When a baby will only turn the head to one side, it's often a condition that we call torticollis. It can have a number of different causes, and the key to helping kids is understanding that underlying cause.
Whatever the cause, it can be useful to alternate which end of the crib or changing table you place her head. This is a good idea for babies in general. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby has a weird shaped head. It's a little lopsided from left to right. Is that normal?
Sometimes: Sometimes one of the sutures can close too early (craniosynostosis). Another cause is if the baby has a congenital torticollis, and he can't move his head fully to one side or he sleeps too much on one side (positional plagiocephaly). This is the more common cause. This is usually treated by putting the baby in another position and possible physical therapy. I'd discuss with his physician ...Read more
Cradle cap: It sounds like your baby may have cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis). Yellow crusting could also be an infection. You may want your pediatrician to take a look and advise a treatment plan as the two plans would be pretty different. You could start with some oil and a fine comb to see if the crust comes off easily and the smell disappears. If it does problem solved. ...Read more
3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.
See pediatrician: Have your pediatrician take a look. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more
Should I allow my 3 month old baby view tv? She seems to be interested and turns her head towards the tv even when she's eating
Not recommended: Pediatricians do not recommend for babies to watch tv. Just remember that bright colors, moving objects and loud sounds will always stimulate the baby and get baby's attention, doesn't mean that it is good for them, interactions with you, your voice, bright colorful, moving toys that meant for the baby are much better. ...Read more
My son is 3 months old and has been sick for a little over a week now. His symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, runny nose, and bloody mucous. He also doesn't sleep as much anymore and is constantly biting/sucking on his fingers.
Bloody mucous: Please bring him to your pediatrician ASAP. Bloody mucous is unusual in a 3-month old, although a humidifier may help if it is dry mucous membranes. If running a fever, be seen tonight at urgent care for this little one who is more susceptible to infections right now. An antibiotic may be needed and a doctor needs to look at the bloody mucous. A bean in the nostril would take another child/person. ...Read more