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Hi. 7 months pregnant woman can use fenistil for runny nose?

Hi. 7 months pregnant woman can use fenistil for runny nose?

Fenistil: Since we don't know the effects of fenistil in pregnant women you are better off using salt water nose drops for your runny nose ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Hello, My son, 6 months now was prescribed Fenistil for common cold and runny nose not assiciated with allergy. Is it ok?

Hello, My son, 6 months now was prescribed Fenistil for common cold and runny nose not assiciated with allergy. Is it ok?

Off label use.: Fenistil is an anti allergy medication used for itching and rashes due to allergy. It can relieve inflammation. It has antihistamine and anticholinergic effects and is a stronger medication than I would consider using in a six month old child. Cold symptoms at this age are best treated with simple measures such as saline nose drops to relieve congestion and Tylenol for discomfort or fever. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old and he has cold. Is it ok to give him fenistil drops?

My baby is 2 months old and he has cold. Is it ok to give him fenistil drops?

No: We don't use cold medications or antihistamines (like Fenistil) in young babies. For moderate (or worse) symptoms in a 2 month-old such as coughing, crying, or runny nose, the baby's doctor or the emergency room needs to see the baby. Two months is very young, and such babies need to have their illnesses evaluated unless symptoms are very mild. If very mild, one can talk with the doctor by phone. ...Read more

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25 drops of fenistil drops for 6 months baby. ...is it safe?

25 drops of fenistil drops for 6 months baby. ...is it safe?

Yes, use it properly: The drug is safe for a six month old, the range of daily dose for infants is 0-30 drops per day, check the package insert and follow directions. Read also to familiarize yourself with side-effects - GI complaints, dehydration, etc. ...Read more

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HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx

HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx

I would not: Recommended this medicine for this child this young. I know this medicine is available worldwide and used for various allergic conditions in adults and older children. ...Read more

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My 11 month baby had cold before 2 days n still hav runy nose the doctor gave her 9 drops of fenistil twice daily for 5 days is it safe to give her?

My 11 month baby had cold before 2 days n still hav runy nose the doctor gave her 9 drops of fenistil twice daily for 5 days is it safe to give her?

Unnecessary: In the US we believe the use of such antihistamine products in infants is often unnecessary and potentially harmful. While possibly safe, one effect is thickening secretions/drainage. This can lead to narrowing of their nasal airway and more work of breathing. I haven't used such products in that age for decades. It does give you something to do, which is the only value some see in it. ...Read more

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Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

No major risk: Most antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy (Category B) nowadays although I am not familiar with the product you are using. I do not expect any measurable absorption from the topical application of an antihistamine on the skin and thus it would be extremely unlikely that even if a trace of it gets to the fetus. A hydrocortisone cream would work better on an itchy insect bite. ...Read more

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12mo daughter w/ cold&cough. Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily. The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

12mo daughter w/ cold&cough. Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily. The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration. The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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3 days old son (cesarean birth) has stuffy, runny nose. What should I do? Can I put any drops for him?

3 days old son (cesarean birth) has stuffy, runny nose. What should I do? Can I put any drops for him?

Nasal saline: A generous amount of nasal saline drops can be pushed into the nose and retrieved with a suction bulb to clear the nasal passages. It is available over the counter in the pharmacy section of most stores. ...Read more

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My son is 16 months old and has a runny nose. I have been giving him dimetapp and that's not doing anything for him. What else can I give him?

My son is 16 months old and has a runny nose. I have been giving him dimetapp and that's not doing anything for him. What else can I give him?

See details: A runny nose is a mild viral infection but really does not need any specific therapy. Use a cold water vaporizer at night. If it gets worse speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and I just bought a v

My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and I just bought a v

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a cold with a pretty bad cough and a major runny nose what can I do (no medication) are cough drops effective?

I have a cold with a pretty bad cough and a major runny nose what can I do (no medication) are cough drops effective?

OTC meds: Chat with your friendly pharmacist. There are numerous OTC cold medications which address correction of most of your symptoms effectively. Cough syrup containing dextromethorphan (marked DM) is more effective than most. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Little niece has had a cold for over a month now, all she does is cry and have a runny nose. What else can we do for her besides giving her OTC med?

Little niece has had a cold for over a month now, all she does is cry and have a runny nose. What else can we do for her besides giving her OTC med?

Try umcka &,,,: How old is your niece? Try pelargonium sidoides, an herb proven to help colds & sinus infections sold as umcka. Homeopathy may help too. Natrum muriaticum sounds like a remedy that might help but check this article to see if other remedies might help: http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/the-common-cold-ways-to-send-it-packing
you can find homeopathic remedies at health food stores. ...Read more

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Baby has a cough and runny nose now he has that rattle noise/ wet cough done humidifier, saline drops any suggestions?

Baby has a cough and runny nose now he has that rattle noise/ wet cough done humidifier, saline drops any suggestions?

Cough: In addition push fluids but not milk. Elevate the child' mattress when sleeping. Use a bulb syringe before using the nose drops. Use fever medicine if necessary. ...Read more

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18 week old doesn't have runny nose but sounds congested for past 10 days. Chest sounds fine (I think) Tried humidifier & saline drops. What can it be?

18 week old doesn't have runny nose but sounds congested for past 10 days. Chest sounds fine (I think) Tried humidifier & saline drops. What can it be?

Baby nose: As babies face and head grow early in life, the nasal passages can actually narrow out a little bit. Since the nasal passages are so very narrow to start with in infants, a little bit of additional narrowing can lead to a lot of noise. He (or she) will outgrow this as face fills out in the second half of the first year. Nothing to worry about as long s no other symptoms and eating fine! ...Read more

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My 2 ear old has a runny nose and her ear started hurting. I put some herbal drops and noticed a lot of blood in her other ear, what should I do?

My 2 ear old has a runny nose and her ear started hurting. I put some herbal drops and noticed a lot of blood in her other ear, what should I do?

Time to seek help: Two year old kids are likely to have an ear infection when they present as described. Blood in the ear canal could mean a ruptured ear drum from infection or a kid placing foreign objects in the canal to try to poke at a pain source, resulting in a bloody scratch in the canal. ...Read more

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What is harmful about giving children < 2 allegra (fexofenadine)? My 10 mth old has had a constant runny nose with sneezing for 5 weeks. My 4 y/o has allergies also.

What is harmful about giving children < 2 allegra (fexofenadine)? My 10 mth old has had a constant runny nose with sneezing for 5 weeks. My 4 y/o has allergies also.

I would use > 6m: I find this helpful in many kids & use it over 6m of age. However, most congestion/sneezing in infants & toddlers is related to illness or nasal irritants like smoke, fragrance, fumes & the like & the primary rx is avoidance. Antihistamines have no effect when used for drainage triggered by irritants. ...Read more

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7 months old baby with a bad runny nose how to get rid of that bc she can't breath bc of the snuffed and I gave her a few drops of motrin, hummifier in the room and vick rub. Any other idea? Please help. Its only been 2-3up days

7 months old baby with a bad runny nose how to get rid of that bc she can't breath bc of the snuffed and I gave her a few drops of motrin, hummifier in the room and vick rub. Any other idea? Please help. Its only been 2-3up days

Stop the rub: I consider the vick's rub an air pollutant when used in infants. It can prolong or worsen congestion. A liberal wash out of her nose with saline can remove some of the irritants & thin out the mucous. Sometimes you must wash out the nose using saline like a garden hose to be effective. ...Read more

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How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief.?

Depends: ARe you sure the chronic cough is due to post nasal drip? It could be caused by asthma or reflux. Also you may not be using the Flonase properly, make sure it is pointed outward toward ear and use consistently on a daily basis. Claritin might not be strong enough antihistamine. Have child checked by pediatrician or allergist. ...Read more

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If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.

If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.

Yes but: You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the face, and keep breast feeding! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How often can I give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a 7 MS old baby to prevent allergies/dry runny nose? And dosage? It's it ok to apply earache drops?

How often can I give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a 7 MS old baby to prevent allergies/dry runny nose? And dosage? It's it ok to apply earache drops?

Every 4 hrs: Up to every 4 hrs if needed. At age 7, the baby can likely tolerate 6 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). No problem with ear drops. However if this problem goes on for more than 2 wks, you should contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Had a runny nose mix with mucus and tear drops dripping out of 1 nostril for about month now. Had sinus surgery 8 months ago. Could it be CSF leak?

Seriously doubt it!: Your symptoms sound more like basic, run of the mill rhinorrhea - likely caused by allergies or viral illness. Let the ENT who did your surgery know your concerns and symptoms. They can examine you, help determine cause, and provide treatment to get you some relief. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more