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Cough Due To Allergy
Saline: Offer the saline nasal drops or 3 oz spray and instill or mist/spray nostrils before meals, bed and bath. Suctioning may also be performed as needed. Upright positioning with head higher than body may facilitate drainage. See your pediatrician if the cough is worsening to determine upper vs lower resp. Tract cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter has a cough due to allergies, can she take cough and allergy medicine at the same time?
Hard to say: You have not listed the age of the child and the meds involved,it matters.Some allergy meds will thicken secretions and make the mucous harder for a kid to couch out.We generally don't recommend many of these for kids under 6, more because they don't do much and some kids self medicate and end up in the ER with overdose symptoms.The more info you supply,the better info we can provide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give my 7 yearold bendryl chewables every night for his nasal drip that makes him cough due to allergies?
Better medication: There are non sedating medications available that are overall better and safer for your child. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Bronchospasm...: Your dry cough may be due to bronchospasm. This is easily treated with a bronchodilator inhaler and perhaps a steroid inhaler. See your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated with these prescription inhalers. The dry mouth may be relieved once the cough resolves with treatment. Drink plenty of fluids to decrease the dryness in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i give my 2 1/2 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Delsym for allergies/cough due to allergies?
2 1/2: Absolutely not until you get permission from the Pediatrician! ...Read more
Can you have shortness of breath and dizziness from excessive coughing due to allergies w/ diagosis of costochondritis?
Possible: That is possible. Should symptoms persist see your doctor for a more complete history and exam. ...Read more
The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?
Let Dr. Know: If truly due to allergies than an anti-allergy medication would be the answer. Inhaled corticosteroid meds like flonase/nasonex etc can help post nasal drip from allergies that may cause a cough. Either way, you need to let the dr. Know so they can place any meds in the chart to appropriately know all meds you take (even otc meds). Best wishes. ...Read more
Chest hurts when sit in one position too long. Stretching relieves it. Used to cough before due to allergy. Could it have damaged the rib muscles?
My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.
Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid(anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe.Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more
Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ALLERGIC RHINITIS : YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy: Number one advise for any kind of allergy is avoidance- if you know the allergen. It can be specific food, house dust mite, smoke, strong odor, outdoor allergen/pollen, exposure to mold/damp environment, animals, occupational exposure, etc. Allergy testing is one way to find it out. There are otc and rx allergy medication. Before using medication consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
Yes: Nothing wrong with being concerned.But make sure that the symptoms are allergic in origin.And talk to your pediatrician to make sure your child is not uncomfortable. And , if allergic, rest assured that the problem is not super dangerous. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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