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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
Rest and fluids: Sounds sick. I don't know the age of the child, but in general kids get sick. If the child is generally healthy, just rest, drink fluids and blow nose. If child gets a fever (over 101') then call the pediatrician. Also call the child's dr. If kid becomes very lethargic or if you are worried. With kids we err on the side of safety. ...Read more
Sounds like a cold: This is pretty typical as the early signs of a URI in an infant. As long as they stay on their regular pattern of activities including feeding & rest, this can be monitored. If the infants playful activities decline, feeding drops off & or they have obvious breathing difficulty, an evaluation is warrented. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common cold: If the fever is not high, and they do not have difficulty breathing, then keep them comfortable and well hydrated and let it runs its course. Most colds resolve within a few days. If they have high fever and/or difficulty breathing and/or they develop other symptoms, then they should be seen for an evaluation by their pediatrician or hospital emergency room depending on availability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M.D. visit: Babies prefer to breath through their noses,and keeping the nasal passages open with nasal saline and gentle suction is recommended. If the cough worsens or persists a visit to your pediatrician to evaluate possible wheezing, pneumonia and other causes is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not uncommon: This is not uncommon as a symptom of teething, but it is also possible to have both a little cold and teething happing at same time. Cold teething ring can help. If symptoms persist or worsen, i would check in with your family physician or pediatrician. Make sure to get seen for all well baby checks and vaccinate as recommended. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more
Decongestants: For nasal stuffiness due to a cold or other virus, lasting less than 5 to 7 days, you can use oral or topical decongestants such as sudafed or afrin. If it lasts longer it could be another problem like a sinus infection or allergy, so see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help watery eyes, itchy throat, drainage on throat andy runny stuffy nose?
Prob not the best: A 42 yo female with watery eyes, itchy throat, throat drainage and runny stuffy nose. Sounds like rhinitis caused by allergies. First, avoidance of allergens is important, see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to. Best medicines are nasal steroid sprays (like Flonase or Nasacort OTC) and longer acting oral antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short-acting and makes you tired ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 22 month is running a fever of 100.8, coughing til he vomits, runny and stuffy nose, irritable.
Common cold: This sounds like a typical URI in a child. Might become concerned if they are sleeping excessively, confused or not eating normally. My advice is given with the admonishment that if you have any doubts you should have your baby seen by a pediatrician or your family doctor. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck and hope they are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has a cough and runny nose now he has that rattle noise/ wet cough done humidifier, saline drops any suggestions?
?irritants?: 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. 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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