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Are inhalant allergies common in a newborn? I care for a 1 month old, a stuffy nose for two days. A temperature of 99.6 started today.

Are inhalant allergies common in a newborn? I care for a 1 month old, a stuffy nose for two days. A temperature of 99.6 started today.

Allergies uncommon: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc. Can all cause congestion. Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier. A temperature of 99.6 is normal @ this age. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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My 11 year old son has stuffy nose and has had red eyes for 3 days already, could it be allergy?

My 11 year old son has stuffy nose and has had red eyes for 3 days already, could it be allergy?

Yes: Airborne pollens can produce both nasal congestion and alllergic irritation of the inner lining of the eyelids. The eyes often have a gritty feeel with lid opening and may have a clear drainage. Close examination will reveal a cobblestone like bumpiness of the inner lining. ...Read more

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What's the best way to cure runny and stuffy nose? I'm an 18 year old female and have spring allergies.

What's the best way to cure runny and stuffy nose? I'm an 18 year old female and have spring allergies.

Spring Time Allergy: There are good medications that are known as steroid sprays that diminish the mucous swelling during allergy season. These are very easily available with a prescription. ...Read more

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8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

URI vs. Allergy: Cats represent the most common allergenic domestic animals within households. The cat saliva is the most potent protein component producing allergy symptoms. This child's symptoms may also represent a viral upper respiratory infection. Start with saline nasal sprays, anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. If no improvement soon see an otolaryngologist to evaluate the nasal anatomy, etc. ...Read more

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How can I comfort a 5 mo. Old with allergies? Red/goopy eyes. Bad runny/stuffy nose. He wakes up with his eyes gooped shut:- (

How can I comfort a 5 mo. Old with allergies? Red/goopy eyes. Bad runny/stuffy nose. He wakes up with his eyes gooped shut:- (

Pink eye: Babies do not have sinuses that are fully formed so when they get congested it will often back up to their ears or run out their eyes. If your baby is fussy and his eyes are draining and red he needs to see his pediatrician. He is unable to communicate other than to let you know he feels bad. His pediatrician will help with the rest. ...Read more

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51 year old female stuffy nose and dizzy all the time. Allergy medicine not working. I'm tired all the time. Blood work normal. Blood sugar normal BP good.

51 year old female stuffy nose and dizzy all the time. Allergy medicine not working. I'm tired all the time. Blood work normal. Blood sugar normal BP good.

See an allergist: For more assessment, several possibilities. An allergist/immunologist would evaluate your status and your symptoms, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for allergists around ...Read more

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My 3.5 years old son has severe allergies. Particularly in spring time, swollen eyes, stuffy nose, ichiness allover, rashes on his hands. Solution?

My 3.5 years old son has severe allergies. Particularly in spring time, swollen eyes, stuffy nose, ichiness allover, rashes on his hands. Solution?

Various: Zyrtec is a very good medicine over the counter, can add singulair (montelukast) which you'll need doctor's prescription, and nasal spray, or can have him tested and decrease exposure to whatever he is allergic to, and/or desensitize with allergy treatment. ...Read more

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My 3.5 years old son has severe allergies. Particularly in spring time, swollen eyes, stuffy nose, ichiness allover, rashes on his hands. Solution?

My 3.5 years old son has severe allergies. Particularly in spring time, swollen eyes, stuffy nose, ichiness allover, rashes on his hands. Solution?

Depends: Zyrtec is a very good medicine over the counter, can add singulair (montelukast) which you'll need doctor's prescription, and nasal spray, or can have him tested and decrease exposure to whatever he is allergic to, and/or desensitize with allergy treatment. ...Read more

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3yr old has wet cough, stuffy nose, no fever, cough is worse at night, chest/lungs sound clear. Cold? Allergies? Pediatrician put her on Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 3days

3yr old has wet cough, stuffy nose, no fever, cough is worse at night, chest/lungs sound clear. Cold? Allergies? Pediatrician put her on Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 3days

Use pain relief med: Depending on how long the problem has been there and having just been seen, I would make her comfortable with medicines like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) esp at bedtime. If her cough worsens or if fever returns you should have her re- examined. Appears viral for now. Normal saline nose drops may help cough as well as stuffy nose. If problem is recurrent or seasonal then allergy should be considered. ...Read more

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Difference between cold and allergies? Runny stuffy nose clear discharge but yellow mucus spit up. Scratchy throat. 3 days now

Difference between cold and allergies? Runny stuffy nose clear discharge but yellow mucus spit up. Scratchy throat. 3 days now

Nostril edges: The neutrophils that are attracted to the tissue injury in a cold will discharge enzymes into the runny mucus and abrade the edges of the nostrils after a day or two. It this happens, consider that you probably have a cold. If it lasts for two weeks, or there's non-cold-like symptoms, get seen. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms for past 5 days now (sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sore throat. I'm thinking it's allergies, I've been using reactive but doesn't seem to do the job. Any suggestions?

I have the following symptoms for past 5 days now (sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sore throat. I'm thinking it's allergies, I've been using reactive but doesn't seem to do the job. Any suggestions?

Antihistamine: Try claritin, allegra, zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Be aware the last will make you sleepy, do only use it at night. If that fails Nasalcrom spray. If no luck see your doctor for nasal steroid spray prescription. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear stuffy nose from animal allergies?

Are there some effective ways to clear stuffy nose from animal allergies?

Avoid and meds: The best treatment for animal allergies is to avoid the trigger (pet dander). While antihistamines can be helpful to decrease sneezing and itching, the congestion related to allergies is best treated with prescription nasal sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. If symptoms become persistent, then allergy injections may be considered. ...Read more

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What is a good allergy medicine for stuffy nose, what do you recommend?

What is a good allergy medicine for stuffy nose, what do you recommend?

OTC antihistamines: Check with your doctor, but should benefit from otc meds like claritin, allegra, zytrec. New med nasacort (triamcinolone) might also work. ...Read more

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I've been bothered by allergies for 4 weeks, stuffy nose and the like. Would surgery help?

I've been bothered by allergies for 4 weeks, stuffy nose and the like. Would surgery help?

Probably not: If your symptoms are truly due to allergies, surgery is unlikely to help unless you also have nasal polyps, chronic sinus infections, or a deviated septum. I would recommend that you see your doctor for treatment recommendations. If prescription allergy meds aren't helpful you might be a candidate for allergy testing and allergy shots. ...Read more

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If u don't take care of you're allergies, can it get worse and turn into a cold? Ex: don't use nettipot if u have a stuffy nose, etc.

If u don't take care of you're allergies, can it get worse and turn into a cold? Ex: don't use nettipot if u have a stuffy nose, etc.

Maybe: If you are talking about hay fever, then it is a potential yes. Studies have shown that allergic people, especially those with asthma, often have an impaired immune response to bacteria and viruses. However a more common problem would be sinus infections. As for netipot for a very stuffy nose, the issue is that not enough fluid can ever get into the nose. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a cold and allergies? I've got a ragweed allergy and I've got a stuffy nose, and have been coughing.

How can you tell the difference between a cold and allergies? I've got a ragweed allergy and I've got a stuffy nose, and have been coughing.

Not Easy: Honestly, I have looked at many patients cold vs allergy. The only semi reliable way that I have found to decide is to look at the mucous membranes (turbinates) in the nose and if they are pale to purplish and not red and weepy, it is usuallly allergic rhinitis. Otherwise, the two presentations are almost exactly the same. ...Read more

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I'm lightheaded, I have watery itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose. Is it allergies?

I'm lightheaded, I have watery itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose. Is it allergies?

Possibly: Itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion occur frequently with allergies and allergic conjunctivitis. Lightheadedness is possible but may also be related to medications or other factors. Your use of both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Alavert may be a factor. See your doctor. Also consider using prescription eye drops that can be very effective in dealing with this cluster of symptoms.

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How can you relieve stuffy nose from allergies?

How can you relieve stuffy nose from allergies?

Decongestants: No antihistamines have decongestant properties so need to take oral or topical decongestant. Topical nasal steroids and singulair (montelukast) can decongest. ...Read more

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What can I do for allergies without a stuffy nose please?

What can I do for allergies without a stuffy nose please?

OTC medications: Start with an over the counter antihistamine (zyrtec (cetirizine) or claritin). You can add an otc decongestant like sudafed. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffy nose and allergy symptoms. Help please?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and allergy symptoms. Help please?

Stuffy nose: Many things can cause stuffy nose including allergy. A cold, flu, sinus infection also cause stuffy nose. However if you have congestion all the time, it's likely due to allergy or sinus problem. OTC allergy/sinus medication may help relieve your symptoms temporarily. See a local physician to get a diagnosis and more effective long term treatment. Both allergist and ENT are specialized in this. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffy nose and allergy symptoms, what should I do for this?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and allergy symptoms, what should I do for this?

See an allergist: The combination of nasal congestion and allergy symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinitis. Sinus symptoms include pain and pressure in the face, yellow-green nasal discharge and pain between the eyes or rarely pain on top of the head. Inasmuch as you do not mention these in your complaint, it is unlikely that you have sinusitis. You should consult an allergist. Decongestant, antihistamine. ...Read more

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Consistent runny and stuffy nose over six month period not related to allergies?

Consistent runny and stuffy nose over six month period not related to allergies?

How?: How do you know that it is not from allergies given that you are already allergic to cat? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not decongest the nose. See you doctor for a rx nasal spray. ...Read more

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I have a very nasal voice. I also have allergies, I don't think it's from stuffy nose because sometimes I don't have a stuffy nose but still am nasal.

Check with doctor: I have found that many people have got used to their nasal stuffiness even when it is present. Your perception of not having stuffy nose may well be what you have got used to. See your doctor when you think you don't have any nasal problem and see what he finds. I'd bet that you do always have moderate degree of nasal stuffiness. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and lots of flem everyday for awhile now...I thought it was allergies but im beginning to think I have sinus issues I get headach?

I have a stuffy nose and lots of flem everyday for awhile now...I thought it was allergies but im beginning to think I have sinus issues I get headach?

Allergy, sinus, both: It is difficult to separate allergic rhinitis from sinusitis. While colds resolve over 7-10 days, allergies can have ongoing symptoms. Sinus infections can be a complication of a cold or allergies. Typical symptoms are nasal congestion, post nasal drip, cough and fatigue. The mucus may be discolored and frequently there is no fever. Bad breath is common. Sneezing and itching are lacking. ...Read more

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I had a stuffy nose on and off for few weeks now is it allergies I normal don't get allergies? I just took Claritin (loratadine) to see if that helps how long till Claritin (loratadine) to kick in?

I had a stuffy nose on and off for few weeks now is it allergies I normal don't get allergies? I just took Claritin (loratadine) to see if that helps how long till Claritin (loratadine) to kick in?

Some relief: Any medication takes 4 doses to reach a steady state on the blood stream, so for a once a day medication, you'll need four days. That doesn't mean you won't see relief sooner, and should should see some relief on day one, but give it a week or so to see the best effect. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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