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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 : 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

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Rhinitis (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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7 months old baby with a bad runny nose how to get rid of that bc she can't breath bc of the snuffed and I gave her a few drops of motrin, hummifier in the room and vick rub. Any other idea? Please help. Its only been 2-3up days

7 months old baby with a bad runny nose how to get rid of that bc she can't breath bc of the snuffed and I gave her a few drops of motrin, hummifier in the room and vick rub. Any other idea? Please help. Its only been 2-3up days

Stop the rub: I consider the vick's rub an air pollutant when used in infants. It can prolong or worsen congestion. A liberal wash out of her nose with saline can remove some of the irritants & thin out the mucous. Sometimes you must wash out the nose using saline like a garden hose to be effective. ...Read more

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Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more

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How can flu in an infant be treated ? Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

How can flu in an infant be treated ?
Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

M.D. visit: At this time of year, it may be due to another viral or bacterial illness. There are certain infection that also can be diagnosed at this age, which actually may have been transmitted earlier in life. Monitor the baby's temperature, and it is advisable to call your physician. If the temperature is elevated, then a work up is indicated. PRMG/Pediatrics, fax 858 259 9689 for review of records. ...Read more

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What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

Get baby checked: Constipation at this age is either diet related, i.e excessive dairy intake or some reason for them to hold stools like an anal fissure, for which a proper exam will be helpful. In the meantime, u can add more vegetables to his diet and give him Karo syrup or prune juice. ...Read more

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My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?

My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?

Cough: it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right. ...Read more

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Is it bad that my 7 month old baby pooped 5 runny diapers in a single day?

Is it bad that my 7 month old baby pooped 5 runny diapers in a single day?

If always?Yes: Usually children having up to 3 times of siddy stool, that might change if they have a cold, but that should not exceed more than 5 days. Children will get dehydrated quickly, if it is runny, they lose water and that needs to be addressed by pediatrician. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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