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9 Month Old Seasonal Allergies
Rarely: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Maybe: Young babies can have allergic nasal inflamation (rhinitis) with constant runny nose. A 6 month old can also have multiple cold during the winter and have an almost constant runny nose from fall to spring. Speak with your pediatrician about the appropriate dose of an antihistamine to use for your baby. If control is inadequate consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it Allergy?: Although it's not impossible, it is unusual for infants that age to have seasonal allergies. It usually requires that there would have been prior exposure to the same allergens in the past; even in the most genetically likely children (ie both parents have allergies). Last time the current allergies were out there, your baby wasn't born yet. Make sure that's the reason for the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????
To tease out all : these chronic symptoms requires a history of environmental factors like passive smoking, attendance at daycare, drinking from a bottle while supine, etc.; family history of asthma & allergies; past response to infections, etc.The most likely reason for the chronic cough is asthma, aka Reactive Airway Disease, that requires bronchodilators. Seek referral to a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?
Unlikely: It takes a mature immune system to have inhalant allergies & most insurers won't even cover testing until a kid is 4. A 3 mo infant will respond to airborne allergens/pollens like you do to dust or smoke. It becomes trapped in nasal hairs, mucus & makes them congested. A good clean out with saline nasal wash does wonders to help them. Remove stray fragrances, odors, dust from their environment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 mo old allergy to dog Cough, runny nose, congestion, crackling, wheezing. Sick 3 months 2 antibiotics 2 diff allergy meds Symptoms began After dog ?
Test for allergy?: You might consider other reasons such as food allergy or household irritants, if child has signs of allergic illness = atopy, you need to be smarter about what the allergen really is. If this came on months after dog exposure, hard to make the dog the source necessarily. Suggest skin/blood tests at 1 yr to confirm your hunch, avoidance may not be the solution ...Read more
My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?
14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?
ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more
Are seasonal allergies to blame for my 6 year old daughters mild cough? No runny sneezy nose - which would be the classic symptom ...
Variable: A "mild cough" in a 6 year old could certainly be allergies especially if she is rubbing her nose a lot, has dark circles under her eyes, or dry skin in patches on her arms and legs. If she has a history of respiratory infections she should certainly see her pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
Baby URI: Infant's symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and tachypnea (increased rate of breathing) likely due to viral URI which is very common - especially if they are in daycare or have siblings in school. Now, if baby demonstrates decreased activity level, poor eating/drinking, decreased urine output, retractions (sucking in of chest wall with breaths), blueness, or you are concerned -see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter started allergy shots 5 weeks ago. For first time, she's having true allergy like symptoms - runny nose, watery eyes... Is it the shots? She is experiencing runny nose (worsened by: exposure to allergen or irritants, dust,
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My 6 month old baby has been nose congested for 3 months now & snores at night, tried humidifier, saline drops, is it allegies? Can he take decongestant?
Not the best: Over the counter cold medicines are no longer recommended for children, because studies have not shown that they really help, and they often cause side effects. You should see your child's doctor to figure this out since it has lasted so long. It would be unusual to have this much trouble with allergies so young but there is a simple ige blood test to check for allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1 year old daughter nose is stuffy from seasonal allergies how long should I give her, her allergy medicine before her nose is not stuffy?
Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 month old sneezing, runny nose, one eye more watery and puffy than other. Common cold? She rubs runny nose then rubs eye before I can stop her, ok?
Monitor for these sx: Concerning signs/sx's: fever/irritability, redness, pain/crusting/copious eye or nasal discharge, abnormal eye movement/"eye pushed forward" appearance. Unilateral swelling can occur from abnormal sleep position, irritant, trauma (scratch-->clip nails, insect bite). A viral or bacterial infection can cause swelling/watery/red eyes, though more often affects both eyes. Not seasonal allergy in baby. ...Read more