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4 Month Old With Stuffy Nose
Humidified air : And nasal saline. Most cold medications have side effects which are dangerous for children under age 4. I like humidified air via a steam bath. Use 1 inch of cold water in the tub then turn shower on hot. Stand in bathroom and allow warmed humidified air to soften secretions. Stand far enough to avoid burns. A few drops of nasal saline with gentle bulb suction also works well. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Runny nose: Incredibly common in the young. Tons of mucus production with the tiniest of sinuses and small drainage outlets. Bubble syringe to suck out any mucus, humidifier in the bedroom, no pets in the bedroom, windows closed. If continues, consider speaking with the doctor for additional methods to dry up the childs nose. ...Read more
Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that running nose and cough and is not eating well then they may need further evaluation by your pediatrician to see if something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal saline: The use of liberal amounts (think garden hose) of nasal saline can help thin out thickened secretions & allow their removal with suction or by draining back into the stomach.This can also remove dust particles or other aggravating agents that make baby stuffy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus: Probable viral infection that may last as ling as 5-7 days.But consult your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
My 7 mt old son continues to struggle with congestion. Although his nose is runny, he's always congested. ?
Always ?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with cough is to treat the actual cause: antibiotics for infxn, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, or even anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell the cough--even better than traditional cough meds. Claritin (loratadine) is for allergy, not cough. ...Read more
Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?
Remedies: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / Rest!! ...Read more
My 22 month is running a fever of 100.8, coughing til he vomits, runny and stuffy nose, irritable.
Common cold: This sounds like a typical URI in a child. Might become concerned if they are sleeping excessively, confused or not eating normally. My advice is given with the admonishment that if you have any doubts you should have your baby seen by a pediatrician or your family doctor. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck and hope they are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more
My four month old daughter has a temperature of 100.8 stuffy & runny nose clear mucus should I take her to er?
2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night.Eats/plays normal. No fever,or runny nose, no wheezing.Throat irritated from cough.Allergies?Doc visit?
Why: The ER is full of patients with gunshots/heart attacks/ broken bones & a variety of contagious diseases. This kind of story would put you at the bottom of the "urgent need" list, so you could expect to spend hours waiting while more urgent issues were taken ahead of you. If you think there is something dreadful going on rather than the "cold" it seems to be go ahead, but plan to wait hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 month old, teething, getting 5 teeth all at once.Has runny nose with yellow snot and has a chesty sounding cough.Is this part of teething or not?
NO: Cough and cold are not part of teething. It is usually secondary to a viral infection. If your child is having only cold and cough, with no difficulty breathing or fever, you can treat runny nose with nasal saline drops and suctioning nose with bulb syringe. No otc cough medicines are recommended for his age since they dont work and can may have adverse side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having runny nose, congested nose, sneezing, headaches and nausea for almost 2 years now. Why is that so?
M.D. visit: If you son is drooling more than usual, it is important to be seen by your doctor. If there is swelling in the airway this can lead to excessive drooling. He should be able to eat and drink without difficulty, and to breathe comfortably without using his chest or neck muscles. If he has a fever, the source of the fever may include a specific infection of the ear, throat or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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