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Baby Has Watery Eyes And Runny Nose
Viral infection: Runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough in a baby are more likely due to respiratory viral infection. The type of infection can vary with the age of the infant. If the baby is a few months old, viruses such as common cold virus, adenovirus, metapneumo virus, and respiratory syncytial virus could be the usual culprits. Allergy is a less common cause at this age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seldom needed: Although used for decades these meds have not been shown to shorten an illness & may increase the thickness of secretions making it harder to cough them out.Many kids felt a little more would help them & self medicated & ended up in emergency rooms.The aap & other groups discourage their use under 6. I have mixed feelings. Saline nasal wash is preferable for younger kids. ...Read more
My son is 9 months old. I think he has some seasional allergies. He is sneezing a lot, red watery eyes, and runny nose and all discharge is clear?
Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read more
Almost anything: Triggers can basically be divided into allergens and irritants. Allergens will include pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses. Also mold, dust mites and pets. Irritants include dust, smoke, cleaning products, changes in weather, etc. The are other rare causes of these like migraines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy: You may consider taking allergy pills. If persists please seek medical advise in person. ...Read more
Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more
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