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My baby had chest congestion but no runny nose. I've been using a vaporizer. Now her nose has started running. Doesthis mean she's getting better or worse?

My baby had chest congestion but no runny nose. I've been using a vaporizer. Now her nose has started running. Doesthis mean she's getting better or worse?

Depends: Both are symptoms of a common cold and can appear at different times, but do not mean it is getting worse. However, if the symptoms are lasting more than 7-10 days or there are additional symptoms including, but not limited to such as fever, difficulty breathing, wheezing, I would recommend seeing a pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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Congestion with no runny nose?

Congestion with no runny nose?

How long?: If it is a chronic problem, there are many potential causes but hay fever being the most common. Sometimes the nose may start running after reduction of the nasal congestion. Claritin may dry up the nose but does nothing for decongestion. Claritin-d may be a better bet although it may also keep you awake at night. See an allergist if this problem continues. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop congestion and a runny nose overnight?

Can I tell me how I can stop congestion and a runny nose overnight?

Congestion: Depending on what's the cause of the congestion if allergies zyrtec (cetirizine) at night would be a good choice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

Infant meds: Most medications are neither approved or recommended for infants. Normal saline drops to the nose can help loosen secretions and possibly decrease swelling (avoid excessive bulb suction as this traumatizes the membranes of the nose and worsens swelling). Cool mist humidifers may also help. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is approved for 6 months and older if an allergic component is suspected. ...Read more

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I have had sinus pressure, congestion and a runny nose for 2 months, but otherwise I don't feel sick. Why won't this go away?

I have had sinus pressure, congestion and a runny nose for 2 months, but otherwise I don't feel sick. Why won't this go away?

Chronic sinusitis: You may have a chronic sinus infection that will require treatment by a physician for relief. Allergies, thickened secretions, deviated septums, immune issues, reflux disease can all be involved. See an ent. If you are near chicago call 312 266-6673 and refer to our weebsite www. Nwnasalsinus. Com for more information. ...Read more

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How to treat symptoms of allergy; nose congestion, with no runny nose or sneezing. It causes breathlessness and is bothering me.?

How to treat symptoms of allergy; nose congestion, with no runny nose or sneezing. It causes breathlessness and is bothering me.?

See doctor: If you have breathlessness, it is time to see your doctor. For the nose antihistamine+ decongestant or preferably nasal steroid will likely be helpful. ...Read more

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What could this be? No congestion, coughing or runny nose but pressure around my eyes, nasal area, upper teeth hurt and headache

What could this be? No congestion, coughing or runny nose but pressure around my eyes, nasal area, upper teeth hurt and headache

Sinus infection: Dry sinuses is the condition when the cause of the infection is not the presence of mucus but allergies. Sinus rinses are a great to introduce moisture back into dry sinuses, drink plenty of water and consult with your PCP for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?

Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?

Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/or nasal congestion. Cold symptoms usually involve less sneezing and itching and more congestion often with thicker or discolored mucous. ...Read more

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I have persistent strong allergys that accores all day, I never had allergys this strong. Symptoms: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezy.

I have persistent strong allergys that accores all day, I never had allergys this strong. Symptoms: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezy.

Allergy: Hello. I'm not sure what your question is however your symptoms do suggest allergy. A trial of zyrtec or Allegra may prove to help more than claritin (loratadine). Also see your doctor who may wish to refer for testing or try other prescription medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain
see your pcp for evaluation.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Have congestion an runny nose head feels really heavy.?

Have congestion an runny nose head feels really heavy.?

Common cold: Sounds like you have the common symptoms of a cold. These are viral in nature and should go away on their own in a few days. ...Read more

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What do you use for a four year old who has bad congestion and runny nose?

What do you use for a four year old who has bad congestion and runny nose?

Saline drops: Medications like antihistamines and decongestants are no longer recommended because of lack of efficacy and potential adverse effects. Salt water drops provide safe but temporary relief. Your child will tell you if they help. Don't keep doing it if they resist. ...Read more

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My one year old has been having congestion nd runny nose for about two months already. Is it normal?

My one year old has been having congestion nd runny nose for about two months already. Is it normal?

It depends: If your child has congestion and runny nose, but is acting well (eating and sleeping well), it may be allergy related. In many parts of the country, spring and fall allergies can be really severe. Give him lots of fluids to keep the mucous loose, suction his nose with saline drops, and use a cool mist humidifier as needed. Call your doctor if he has a fever >101 for >2-3 days, or is acting sick. ...Read more

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7Yr old has congestion and runny nose, greenish mucous. Going on for 2 days no other symptoms. Should he see a docto?

7Yr old has congestion and runny nose, greenish mucous. Going on for 2 days no other symptoms. Should he see a docto?

Up to you: Green mucus, although a sign of illness, is mor likely viral in origin. Without severe symptoms, I would push clear liquids and call for advice rather than visiting the doc ...Read more

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Constantly suffering with nose congestion or runny nose accompanied by pain in left groin area. Worse at night and been an issue since Dec of 2014.?

Constantly suffering with nose congestion or runny nose accompanied by pain in left groin area. Worse at night and been an issue since Dec of 2014.?

Possible Allergic: RHINITIS.
I do not think the 2 symptoms are related.
Nasal congestion could be treated conservatively with Anti Histaminics like Benadryl (Can make oone Drowsy) or Clritin like drug, With Steam Inhalation and Vicks. If not improved please get examined for possible sinusitis.
Groin Pain needs more information and Proper Examination. ...Read more

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I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

Infection?: Try a different antihistamine, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes no difference, then it is not likely that your symptoms are due to allergies. There is no good evidence that mucinex is much help and it is expensive and has its own side effects, and I never recommend it. Avoid fragrances and aerosols while sick (add to irritation of respiratory tract). See MD if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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