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Baby Runny Nose
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
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 more
It depends: If her nose has been running just for a few days, you may try nasal rinsing with saline. If she has had a runny nose for a long time and without fever, she may have allergies. Again, saline rinse would be helpful, but that you can try an otc antihistamine such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) syrup 1cc. If the runny nose continues, or requires daily medicine, see y our pediatrician or pediatric allergist. ...Read more
It happens: If the kid is taking fluids well enough to wet diapers every 6-8 hours & be playful some it is likely something you can monitor at home. Kids this age are expected to get 5-7 URI's/yr and many last a week to ten days. If the kid spooks you by seeming worse, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Saline nasal drops: And suctioning, if that doesn't help or any other symptom develops, see the pediatrician, enjoy your baby ...Read more
My 7 month n10days baby has runny nose little bit cough n blocked, his under eyes become bit red. Plz help me?
He may have caught a viral infection that can cause cold like symptoms as well as a viral conjunctivitis causing red eye.
Recommend following up with your doctor to make sure he hasn't caught any severe infection that needs to be treated.
Viral infections are usually self limited so it will probably improve in a matter of days. ...Read more
Clear out nose: Newborn infants have to breathe through their noses. So, when their nose is congested with mucus, that mucus needs to be evacuated with a bulb nasal syringe. This typically needs to be done several times a day. If the breathing is still a problem then the infant at this age needs to be seen for evaluation. ...Read more
9mo baby has runny nose, fever, irritable/fussy with a wheezing type cough. Is this just a cold or should I be concerned. Also has been diag. W/ reflux?
7 mo baby with runny nose, had fever, loss of appetite, grumpy, congested, possibly wheezing. What can I do to help her and should I take her to a dr?
My 10 m baby had clear runny nose and sometimes sneezing since yesterday, how can I cure him naturally or should I taking him to the doctor..
Saline nasal drops: As long as he is not running any significant fever or acting ill (ie. Not eating, very fussy), you can use saline drops and a bulb syringe to clear the mucous from the nose. Put a few drops in, and if he doesn't sneeze them back out in a few seconds, clearing the mucous, then use your bulb to suck out the goop. Monitor temp, activity, intake - but if he's his happy usual self, don't need doc yet. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby has a runny nose, cough (slyme) and fever of 38. What can I do or should I take her to the ER?
My 14m old baby had cough runny nose for 1 weak then had fever reached 39, when he cough I hear secretion in his chest? Rx?
My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?
Red spots on forehead. Baby w/cough & runny nose on/off & pinkeye-like symptoms that went away in a day. Is this measles?! Scared. Active no fever
1 month baby has a runny nose, has trouble sleeping, sounds like he chokes when when he breathes and has been fussy. Has no fever. What can be wrong?
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 2month baby been coughing & a runny nose for 3weeks with no fever. Her eating and wet diapers are still the same. Dr said it's ok. What should I do?
Common: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
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
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
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
18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, don't want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?
18mos baby has cough n runny nose. Cant drink every breastfeed n always cough at the start of breastfeed cos mucus at throat. What should I do?
If no fever and no breathing problem other than congestion and runny nose, recommend saline nasal spray and start feed with clear liquids--as water, apple juice, pear juice, white grape juice--these will not thicken mucus. Then progress to breast feed, as milk makes mucus thicker. Vaporizer or humidifier will be helpful.
May wish to see Dear Parents: when to call the doctor for infant (Amazon) ...Read more