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Baby With Nasal Congestion After Eating Rice Cereal
Protonix (pantoprazole) 4 wks. Still hungry -after eating stomach gurgles- bloat and belching 3 hrs after- feel better when I don't eat-get nasal congestion. Ideas?
? protonix (pantoprazole): It is a protons pump inhibitors that blocks acid production. People do have increased apetite. See a doctor for nasal congestion and breathlessness. ...Read more
My baby is 6 weeks has nasal congestion. What is the best treatment, and is it something to worry about?
I have a 10 months baby, who have a absess in her leg, the docto, give her amocixillin... She have cough and nasal congestion, that's help or worse her?
Abscess: A 10 month old with infection needs to be monitored very carefully. Hopefully the treatment with Amoxicillin was based on the sensitivity of the causative organism isolated by culture of the abscess and not empirically. The cough and nasal congestion may be an entirely different issue. Make sure the doctor is familiar with the care of infants or is a pediatrician. ...Read more
My 7mos baby has colds and nasal congestion making her difficult to sleep at night. What should I do?
As above: Have her see a pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Maybe: Over the years I have seen many kids with excessive nasal drainage have recurrent vomiting of a phlemy material. This material is poorly tolerated by the stomach. Pushing fluid intake can dilute the material and reduce vomiting episodes. Efforts to reduce the nasal congestion with a nasal wash can also be helpful. ...Read more
I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs. Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what I ate?
More likely irrritan: Nasal congestion at that age is most often due to exposure to fragrance, dust, smoke or other odors. This often causes swelling inside the nose & mucous buildup. Saline nose wash used in liberal amounts will often clear this up. ...Read more
My 8wo baby has been plagued with nasal congestion. No fever. How can I make him comfortable? And how long does this usually last?
Congestion: You can use a saline nasal spray to loosen secretions and a small rubber bulb to gently aspirate much of this material out. These conditions can be present for variable durations depending on what is causing them. If allergy, may be there quite long until you identify the offending agent and remove or desensitize. If viral, usually about a week, but may be longer depending on the virus and baby. ...Read more
Is constant nasal congestion and large tonsils a reason to have a t&a in a 4 year old autistic child?
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion in a 4-year old is most commonly caused by only a couple of things. By far the most common is adenoids being enlarged. The second is that the turbinates are too big. Large tonsils by themselves usually don't cause the nose to be plugged up. Often, though, when the tonsils are large, so are the adenoids. Nasal congestion alone would not be sufficient for t&a, so see an ent. ...Read more
What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?
Can child have flu without cough? Fever 102, extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, extreme fatigue. Looks sick through the eyes.
Yes: The symptoms of flu and many other diseases evolve over time. Initial symptoms may just be high fever. If flu is prevalent in your area have the kid seen & tested. The anti-virals are not very effective if started after 48 hrs of symptoms. ...Read more
My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do
Treat the symptoms: It is difficult to protect your baby from common viruses and when they do become ill, it is not recommended to use any cold/cough medicine like an adult might use. I would watch carefully for fever, use the blue bulb suction to help clear mucous from her nose and make sure she is getting plenty to eat/drink. You can run a humididifier by her bedside to help aid in breathing and mucous clearing. ...Read more
My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do?
Symptomatic care: It sounds like your baby may have caught your cold. Treatment at this age is aimed at helping the baby feel better - saline drops in nose, humidifier, bulb suction of secretions if necessary. Monitor for fever or increasing symptoms. If you are concerned that the baby is not acting normally or having any difficulty breathing, see the pediatrician. ...Read more
Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until I took him off of baby cereal
Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more
Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more
A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions. The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more
Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more
Equivalent: I consider any difference in the two unimportant. ...Read more
If eating foods with wheat gives one nasal congestion & headache & edema but celiac testing is negative, is that a wheat allergy or intolerance?
Can a chronic sinus problem cause nasal congestion to the point one swallows excess air when eating food because breathing through nose is difficult?
Possible: But the only way to be sure is to get the nasal congestion controlled- proof of the pudding concept. Your doctor should be able to help you on this. If necessary, consult an allergist or ENT. ...Read more
Nasal or oral: For simple nasal congestion after a cold, you can use: oxymetazoline nasal spray, over the counter oral decongestants, or a saline irrigation solution. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues, the oral decongestant is not the best choice as it is a potential stimulant to the heart. Then the nasal spray might be the better choice. Personally I always recommend the topical solutions. ...Read more
Bedding: Probably dust mites in bedding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cat allergy: You have a cat allergy. If you are coming home and know there will be problem there are a few things to do. First ask parents to be sure your room is clean and cat hair and cat free and cleaned before you get there. Nasalcrom (cromolyn) is a great way to help prevent cat issues...It is over the counter and you can start using it a week before you come home and it will reduce your response. ...Read more
Allergies: Ongoing nasal congestion is usually caused by allergies. There are other things that can cause it. I would recommend seeing a doctor and letting him/her look in your nose to see how things look and get a more extensive history. Mother can then help you make a good plan of treatment. ...Read more