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What medicine can I buy my 8 month baby runny nose? '

What medicine can I buy my 8 month baby runny nose? '

Depends: If he has a cold, there is little you can do for a child of this age. If you suspect an allergic condition (more likely if either or both parents also suffer from allergic diseases) then an otc antihistamine may help. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Is my baby's runny nose allergies? He's 6 months old

Is my baby's runny nose allergies? He's 6 months old

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

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My 7mos baby has runny nose, what medicine should I give her?

My 7mos baby has runny nose, what medicine should I give her?

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

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7month old baby cough runny nose temperature had for a week?

7month old baby cough runny nose temperature had for a week?

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

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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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3 weeks old baby having runny nose with mucus. How to get rid of the mucus?

3 weeks old baby having runny nose with mucus. How to get rid of the mucus?

Saline nasal drops: And suctioning, if that doesn't help or any other symptom develops, see the pediatrician, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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9 mos old baby has runny nose but no fever shuld he see a doctor or should I wait it out?

Cold: Most likely your child has a cold. Most colds last 10 to 14 days. As long as your child is not having any trouble breathing, and is otherwise acting normal, I would let it run its course. ...Read more

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My 7 month n10days baby has runny nose little bit cough n blocked, his under eyes become bit red. Plz help me?

My 7 month n10days baby has runny nose little bit cough n blocked, his under eyes become bit red. Plz help me?

Red eyes: 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

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2 week baby has runny nose. She ia breathing heavy and sneezing and snorting at times.?

2 week baby has runny nose. She ia breathing heavy and sneezing and snorting at times.?

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

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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?

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?

Fever & cough: You baby's symptoms may just be a cold but the fact that he has acid reflux and is also irritable, fussy and wheezing makes me more concerned. Please have him checked by the pediatrician today to rule out any bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Should I call the doctor if my baby has a runny nose and is wheezing?

Yes: Wheezing can indicate airway obstruction that may need treatment. Any wheezing should be evaluated by your baby's doctor promplty. Your pediatrician may prescribe a bronchodilator medication such as albuterol to help with this or steroids if the wheezing is severe. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Kindly see his doctor: What you described could just be minor viral upper respiratory tract infection, but being there for a week with the development of fever requires medical evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pediatric fever: If the baby is not feeding properly, continuously irritable, sleeping excessively, or behaving quite differently than they do normally it would be prudent to have them seen and re-examined by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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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

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

No: Measles in addition to cold symptoms, presents with a high fever. The rash is mainly over the face and trunk. It lasts several days. Conjunctivitis is 1 of the symptoms but has many other causes. Is your baby old enough to immunize? All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be a cold: Little ones get colds all the time. If there are fevers or if you feel there is difficulty breathing, please be sure to get him checked out. I'm always cautious with babies. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have a runny nose when teething. She is 10 months old now?

Is it normal for my baby to have a runny nose when teething. She is 10 months old now?

Normal: While teething is not the cause of runny nose it is coincidental. It is that age when they are teething and also catching minor colds. If there is no other symptom I would just watch. ...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 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?

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

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I have a 10 months baby he has a runny nose and when he sneezes light blood?

I have a 10 months baby he has a runny nose and when he sneezes light blood?

Nose bleed: Nothing alarming, though to see blood I am sure you are worried. Very common due to dry nose and the child may be picking at the nose. Just make sure it's soft and moist. Nasal saline drops 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 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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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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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 cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, don't want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?

Congestion: Use gentle saline and a suction device. Treat any fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep her head up and her room cool and with a humidifier. If she is not drinking or wetting diapers, have her assessed by her doctor. All the best and I am sorry she is sick. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See below: 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

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