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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

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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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and I just bought a v

My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and I just bought a v

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for a 11 month old baby with runny nose to swim?

Could it be bad for a 11 month old baby with runny nose to swim?

Swimming: There is no contraindication for swimming in this case. Please be safe while giving your child swimming lessons. Have fun. ...Read more

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What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

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

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My 10 month old baby has had a runny nose for about a week. It's generally clear in colour and no other symptoms. Is this just a cold??

My 10 month old baby has had a runny nose for about a week. It's generally clear in colour and no other symptoms. Is this just a cold??

Runny nose: Could be. Other possibilities are allergy, adenoid hypertrophy, sinus infection. If unilateral only, could be foreign body. ...Read more

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Could eating banana cause a stuffy or runny nose in a 9 month old baby?

Could eating banana cause a stuffy or runny nose in a 9 month old baby?

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

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

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

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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?

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?

Runny nose: If the child is not febrile and fussy then a cough and runny nose does not have to keep you in. Just make sure he/she is eating/ drinking appropriately and otherwise behaving normally. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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: (?

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

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Dr told me my 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's had a cough for over 2 months with out runny nose or fever ventolin syrp did nothing what's next?

Dr told me my 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's had a cough for over 2 months with out 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

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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?

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

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If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.

If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects 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

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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?

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 it's 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

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more