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My baby is 8 months old. She has runny nose and fever for two days now. Temperature was taken rectally at 101.9.please advise.

My baby is 8 months  old. She has runny nose and fever for two days now. Temperature  was taken rectally at 101.9.please advise.

Illness in infant: Nasal congestion with fever and/or coughing in an infant is usually associated with an upper respiratory infection. Although most are viral and cannot be cured, bacterial forms in this age group can be very dangerous. Nasal saline drops to the nose can help with congestion (too young for any medication) while you are preparing for your doctor visit. ...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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What can be done or given to a 8 month old for allergies.Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

What can be done or given to a 8 month old for allergies.Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

May not be allergies: An 8 month old with runny nose and coughing. These symptoms might just be due to a viral infection like a cold. It is rare for an 8 month old to have true allergies. If these symptoms have been going on for longer than 7-10 days, please see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Took my 8 month old to dr for coughing and runny nose. He said she has a cold and gave no meds. What can I do to soothe cough to help her sleep?

Took my 8 month old to dr for coughing and runny nose. He said she has a cold and gave no meds. What can I do to soothe cough to help her sleep?

Fluids/monitor: Your 8 mo 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 noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticeable increased work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest recheck needed.Nasal saline wash out ; vaporizer helps keep the nose clear ; tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...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 has had a fever a cough and runny nose, what is considerd a a high fever ? What can I do to relieve her of the symtoms?

My 8 month old has had a fever a cough and runny nose, what is considerd a a high fever ? What can I do to relieve her of the symtoms?

>104: Most people would consider a temp of >104 high fever. If there is no breathing issue, Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) would help reduce the fever. Something with honey may calm the cough. The runny nose will have to wait. If the fever gets really high, see the pediatrician. ...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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I think my 8 month old baby might have croup, he has a barking cough (at night) noisy breathing and runny nose. What should I do?

I think my 8 month old baby might have croup, he has a barking cough (at night) noisy breathing and runny nose. What should I do?

See his doctor: although it doesn't sound like croup, however he needs to be seen given your description, it can be reactive airways disease, worsened by reflux, and most probably viral infection, if his pediatrician isn't available see urgent care or ER, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old who has a really bad deep caught runny nose and sneezing and when he coughing his eyes run what should I do?

I have a 8 month old who has a really bad deep caught runny nose and sneezing and when he coughing his eyes run what should I do?

Probably a cold: The common cold is the likely explanation but if the problem persists or worsens, see your pediatrician. In the meanwhile, honey may possibly help his cough (cough medicine does not seem to work in children) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may possibly reduce his runny nose. The duration of cold symptoms should not exceed 10 days however. ...Read more

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My 8 month old all of a sudden got runny nose & really congested. He finally got to sleep but is grunting every now&then after inhaling. Er?

My 8 month old all of a sudden got runny nose & really congested. He finally got to sleep but is grunting every now&then after inhaling. Er?

Viral Illness: Sounds like viral upper respiratory tract infection. Inspiratory grunting or stridor can be due to vocal cord or laryngeal involvement.
Keep nasal passage clear, use bulb syringe to suck mucous, extra fluid to drink. Can use a humidifier or Vicks vaporizer.
If barking cough, steam inhalation, take to bathroom, open hot shower, keep him there for 15 min.
If respiratory distress take him to er. ...Read more

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8 months old. Fever between 100-101.5, very runny nose (some blood), very fussy, very congested. Has been this was for about 2 days. What do I do?

8 months old. Fever between 100-101.5, very runny nose (some blood), very fussy, very congested. Has been this was for about 2 days. What do I do?

Miserable URIs: Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are due to viruses so antibiotics don't help. The associated fever usually is gone by 3 days so if not would then seek medical care. Saline nasal spray may help congestion. Encourage fluids. Uris can make kids miserable, but if lethargic throughout the day seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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What can I give my 8mnth old for runny nose and congestion?

Saline vs decongest.: Most pediatricians would recommend saline nasal drops and the tincture of time. If the symptoms persist then an exam and discussion of triggers such as infection or allergy should be done. Some physicians would consider infant doses of decongestants with a discussion of potential side effects. ...Read more

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My 8mnth old dughter has been ill 4 3wks I have tryd everyfing ibut it still don't help she had a cold bad cough and runny nose, please help me?

Needs to be seen: If home methods are not working over a 3 week period, the next step is a review of her history & exam by her dr. This could require a specific treatment or you may find something in babies environment that is keeping her ill. ...Read more

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My 8 mth old daughter has a runny nose a little cough and her body is warm 99.4 when I checkef her fever. What can I do to help her get thur the night?

My 8 mth old daughter has a runny nose a little cough and her body is warm 99.4 when I checkef her fever. What can I do to help her get thur the night?

Runny nose, cough: The temperature you noted is fine for an infant. If the cough is not keeping your infant awake there is no need to medicate. Routine use of cough suppressants are no longer recommended. You can alleviate runny nose with use of saline drops and gentle bulb suctioning. ...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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14 month old with runny nose dry nonproductive cough and no fevet?

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

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4 month old has runny nose and sounds very stuffed up. What should I do?

4 month old has runny nose and sounds very stuffed up. What should I do?

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 more

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My 3 month old have a runny nose and a cough what can I give him? Nose is blocked.

My 3 month old have a runny nose and a cough what can I give him? Nose is blocked.

See Pediatrician: We are in the flu season. Your son may have bronchiolitis which is caused by a virus. Do not give over the counter cough medicine which does not work in Children and may hurt him. See your Pediatrician for appropriate treatment ...Read more

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What's the best thing I can do for my 21 month old for his runny nose and cough that won't go away?

What's the best thing I can do for my 21 month old for his runny nose and cough that won't go away?

URI: A plain uncomplicated cold may last up to 7 to 10 days, the mucus changes from clear to cloudy and you may have a productive cough. Make sure you run a humidifier and suction the nose out with saline drops. If your child seems to be in any way worsening, has difficulty breathing and has cha ge in behavior and activity, is not eating or drinking and has a protracted fever, see your child's doc asap. ...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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My 4 month old has had a slight cold for 5 days, no temperature but runny nose and slight cough. Dr said she's fine. How long will cold last?

Needs chk: 4 month old baby could be getting bronchiolitis or RSV
in this case the cough and cold could linger for a while
using saline spray and humidifyer may help'but this virus can give you a wheezing cough and if that happens baby should be checked for pneumonia ...Read more

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My 18 month old son has had a runny nose for a few days. Now. He seems to be dealing with some congestion coughing a little. But his nose is full. ?

My 18 month old son has had a runny nose for a few days. Now. He seems to be dealing with some congestion coughing a little. But his nose is full. ?

Stuffy nose: Unfortunately there are no longer over the counter cold medication for infants and toddlers. . . . You can try giving him menthol baths using johnson and johnson, menthol baby wash, you can use Vicks rub as long as he is wearing a tshirt to avoid rubbing his eyes. Also the Vicks vaporizing mentholated pads work well when placed under a crib .
If he has a fever, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took my 5 month old's rectal temp and it's 100.2 she has a runny nose and has been crying on and off all day. What could this be? What should I do?

Baby with temp: If Acetaminophen (tylenol) does not help your baby's crying, she might have an ear or throat infection with her runny nose. She needs to be checked by a doctor to be sure she doesn't have something more serious than a cold. Her temp is not very high, but it is high enough to make the baby fussy and headachey, and the nasal congestion may be making it hard for her to sleep. ...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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What should give a 2 month old for a congested cough and runny nose?

What should give a 2 month old for a congested cough and runny nose?

NO MEDS: You can use nasal saline spray followed by nasal aspiration. Cough and cold medications are not recommended for children under the age of 6 years. ...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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22 month old still running temp, when coughing sound like barking and hacking, stopped up and runny nose?

22 month old still running temp, when coughing sound like barking and hacking, stopped up and runny nose?

See details: Call the child's pediatrician. It is likely a viral infection but the child should be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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