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Cough And Runny Nose After Eating
I frequently get a runny nose after eating, especially if I eat a lot. I don't have any allergies that I know of. I hsve a deviated septom?
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
After eating within 5-10 mins. Itchy skin, runny nose, cyanosed, lightheaded, faint pulse, bp122/80, oxy sat 98%. Could this b sign of food allergy?
Possibly: If the bodily reaction is occurring consistently with only certain foods. The saturation and the blood pressure readings you have are normal. If it is happening with any eating or swallowing then need to think about some sort of gastrointestinal disorder. Further consultation with your GP may help here ...Read more
My IgE is 159 k/units l is this normal? I constantly have runny nose, tight chest & feel bloated after food?
Total IgE: Normal value of total ige varies between methods of measurement and age. Each lab will give you a normal value range. In general for adult, it should be less than 100 ku/l so your value of 159 ku/l is slightly elevated. Together with your symptoms, it is likely that you have allergic rhinitis and asthma. Bloating after eating can be due to several reasons beside food allergy. ...Read more
7 year old with sandpaper like skin on face and nowhere else. Mild cough and runny nose, no temp. Feels well eating and drinking, no sore throat.
Mgt: This may be related to her infection or a local reaction to a lotion/soap for example. Strep infection can be associated with a sandpaper type of rash. ...Read more
3yo runny nose cough she's eating drinking playing and generally in happy mood. Cold? What can I give for cough
Nothing: No medication for coughing until age 6. Cool liquids and a cool, moist environment may be helpful. Elevate her head at night. Keep her nasal passages clear with a gentle saline solution. All the best. Have her checked for any concerns. ...Read more
My daughter is 1 she has had a fever for 3 days, should she see a dr? Fever for 3 days, medicine isn't helping much, runny nose, slight cough, pulling at ears, and barely eating.
Runny nose for about two weeks--clear color--fever for two days now-- 104 rectal/digital does come down with Tylenol/Motrin-- eating normal no cough?
R/O SINUSITIS: Yes you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex/FLONASE. You need an exam and evaluation for sinusitis. Potentially a C. A 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. Also avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more
No fever no cough or runny nose eating ok 2 teeth are coming out at once baby waking up through night is this normal?
Absolutely normal: The waking can be related to the teething. If usual comfort measures such as massaging gums, using frozen teething, or just cuddling and reassuring baby not working, you can use an appropriate dose of pain reliever such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Teething gels may provide very short term relief, but in general don't really help a lot ...Read more
Can 7 month old have a cold? Symptoms: wet cough, runny nose, clear mucus, fever highest 100.00 rectal temp. If so what is best remedy? Eating normal
5 month old, bad cough, runny nose, low grade fever, extremely irritable, not sleeping, eating 3 oz less per feeding. Going on over a month. Virus?
Sick baby: What you are describing going on in a five mo old baby is very worrisome. Your baby should be examined by the doctor to determine the cause of the cough and fever that has been going on for over one month. After diagnosis then proper treatment can be given. ...Read more
Drink plenty of warm: Liquids, honey lemon tea is good. Bed rest and some cough and cold decongestant histamines if needed. Expectorants may be added to help with the mucus behind your throat which is causing the hoarseness in your voice. Of course if not any better, & u develop fever, headaches, fatigue and short of breath w chest discomfort, you will need to see your physician asap! Be sure it didn't progress to pneumonia. ...Read more
My 4 month old has a fever of 100.1 and she has a cough and runny nose is there anything that I can give her?
Baby cold: There is not much medicine available for young infants. Usually if the baby still has a good appetite and the fever is just 100, it most likely is a virus. Some remedies are to use a hot steam vaporizor, Normal Saline nose drops and nasal suction and could give some acetominophen if approved by your doctor. The dose is based on weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
I am having cough and runny nose. Can I take a syrup with a formula, Levocetrizine & Ambroxol Hcl. Will it be helpful for cough?
My 8mnth old dughter has been ill 4 3wks I have tryd everyfing ibut it still don't help she had a cold bad cough and runny nose, please help me?
Needs to be seen: If home methods are not working over a 3 week period, the next step is a review of her history & exam by her dr. This could require a specific treatment or you may find something in babies environment that is keeping her ill. ...Read more
I have had a cough and runny nose for the pastweek with fever and chills at night only. What can I take to make me bounce back to healthy again. I?
Seeing a doctor: Sounds like you have an infection for about 7 days and the best thing to do for your own health is to be examined by a doctor to find out the cause and recommend appropriate therapy. ...Read more
Had cough and runny nose/drainage for 3.5 wks. Had to stop amox for side effects. Cough is worse now and tastes really bad! Go back to dr or wait it out?
Get rechecked: I would advise going back to get rechecked if you feel worse and had to stop the Amoxicillin early. A different antibiotic could be prescribed that may have fewer side effects. Also want to make sure you aren't developing something more serious like pneumonia which only your doctor can tell after examination and possibly a chest xray. Could also be a sinus infection. Just get rechecked! ...Read more
My 6 months old son started to have wet cough and runny nose. I tried the nasal saline but it doesn't help much. Is there anything else I can give him?
Limited options: For infants, there are few medication options to deal with the common cold. Since infants need to breathe through their nose, the nasal saline is a good idea and using it with a bulb syringe (nasal aspirator) will help evacuate the mucus. Previously used cough and cold medications had more risks than benefits. If this were allergies, consider zyrtec syrup and if he improves, see allergist. ...Read more
My daughter is 20 months old has been coughing a dry cough and runny nose 2 or 3days but my concern is today she had very foamy and foul smelling diar?
Mgt: I would suggest providing no dairy fluids, checking her temperature, and giving her some plain yogurt. If she is not improving or worsens a visit to your physician is indicated. ...Read more
Possibly croup: A barky cough in a child can often be due to croup. It is a viral infection which causes swelling around the vocal cords, leading to the characteristic cough. A runny nose and fever are often associated. However, other things can cause a cough in a child, such as an inhaled item, bronchitis, asthma, a head cold, etc. If the child has a hard time breathing or it continues, see a doctor. ...Read more
Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Cold or flu likely: This time of year, we are seeing lots of influenza and RSV (a cold in most children, but can cause long lasting wheezing and pneumonia in others). If he is eating well, sleeps and looks well, and is not in distress, you can watch and treat symptomatically (extra fluids, sleep, humidifier). If not, see your dr promptly--and get a flu shot when he's better! ...Read more
Maybe: Just playing the odds, he probably has a cold or a mild case of croup. But if there's a question of his safety in your mind, then better safe than sorry. Here's some basic guidelines I use: if he's having trouble breathing (not just coughing), if he's refusing to drink, not urinating, in pain, inconsolably irritable or barely responsive, he definitely needs to be seen. Beyond that, it's your judgement. ...Read more
Now i' m in cough and runny nose but still I'm drinking ice and cold water what is the soloution?
Upper airway cough: It is likely that you are having upper airway cough syndrome, formerly named postnasal drip. A viral cold or allergies causing your runny nose and some of the mucus is dripping in back of nose tickling the throat which triggers your cough. Try some otc antihistamine (benadryl/zyrtec) to dry out the mucus and use delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough for a few days. If no improvement, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more