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My 6 month was sick w/ influenza. Almost one week, now he has runny nose n drycough. What can I do to ease his comfort.? And how long it takes?

My 6 month was sick w/ influenza. Almost one week, now he has runny nose n drycough. What can I do to ease his comfort.? And how long it takes?

May require MD exam-: Due his young age & the known increased rate of flu complications at this age, the safest answer should include a visit with your pediatrician. Pneumonia, ear infections, bronchiolitis, etc. May be masquerading behind the cough & runny nose symptoms that you describe. Hopefully, none of these coexist wih your baby's flu. But, worrisome is the fact that september is a bit early for flu to appear. ...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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3yrold, sick 16 days now, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose. What can I give her?

16 days: If the high fever has been persistent for 16 days, you really ought to have your child examined by the pediatrician to determine what is going on. Don't delay, make the appointment now. ...Read more

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3yrold, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose, cough. Now cough tight, runny nose, fever back should go back to dr? Virus? Day16 now

3yrold, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose, cough. Now cough tight, runny nose, fever back should go back to dr? Virus? Day16 now

See the doctor: What may have started as a viral infection may be now complicated by an ear infection. At this age, they are prone to it. I think you should check back with the doctor, especially if the fever is back. ...Read more

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Can allergic-influenza rhinitis last 2 months with dry cough and dry, bloody-fatty nasal Ep. With edema at nasal back? Clean Thorax and nasal Röntgen.

Can allergic-influenza rhinitis last 2 months with dry cough and dry, bloody-fatty nasal Ep. With edema at nasal back? Clean Thorax and nasal Röntgen.

M.D. visit: From your history and description, these symptoms may represent an allergic reaction which can cause red irritated eyes and nasal passages. Sinusitis caused by an infection is also possible, but the drainage would be thick and fever is typically associated. I would suggest a nasal steroid and taking the loratadine daily until the symptoms improve. Your physician will also screen you for asthma. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years and 5 months. He has a temperature of 37.9 with a runny nose. How long is it ecpected to last?

Varies: And depends upon what the cause is. If this is typical 'common cold' he should be better within a few days. If it continues beyond a week and he develops any other symptoms, particularly not feeding properly, sleeping excessively, irritability, nausea, vomiting, etc., then take him to see a pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has had a slight cold for 5 days, no temperature but runny nose and slight cough. Dr said she's fine. How long will cold last?

My 4 month old has had a slight cold for 5 days, no temperature but runny nose and slight cough. Dr said she's fine. How long will cold last?

Needs chk: 4 month old baby could be getting bronchiolitis or RSV
in this case the cough and cold could linger for a while
using saline spray and humidifyer may help'but this virus can give you a wheezing cough and if that happens baby should be checked for pneumonia ...Read more

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My 2.5 old daughter has had a runny nose for 2 weeks now, no other symptoms. Could this be allergies? If not, how long can a runny nose last?

My 2.5 old daughter has had a runny nose for 2 weeks now, no other symptoms. Could this be allergies? If not, how long can a runny nose last?

Likely yes: If there is congestion and clear drainage likely allergy. However, if there has been any head trauma or any other symptoms I would get the child checked. I have parents use vaporizers during allergy seasons. ...Read more

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2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

Unknown: Usually febrile illnesses in children last days to weeks depending one jay the diagnosis is. The fever lasts typically in terms of a few days. The best thing to do would be to call your pediatrician back and ask them. They have all the info needed to give your the best answer, however nobody can predict the future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cold in our family. Lasts a bit long has been 4 weeks for me. Getting better now. I have a wet cough but SIGNIFICANTLY better. No fever. Runny nose but seems to be getting better. Is it normal for some symptoms to last like this?

Cold in our family. Lasts a bit long has been 4 weeks for me. Getting better now. I have a wet cough but SIGNIFICANTLY better. No fever. Runny nose but seems to be getting better. Is it normal for some symptoms to last like this?

Can happen: Most probably it is sinusitis, first starts as viral upper respiratory infection, then at times secondary bacterial infection kicks in, and that takes time for the body to eradicate, so if you are suffering still, kindly see your doctor, as you may need antibiotics, good luck ...Read more

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I always have long-running diseases when it comes to ENT area. I can cough for 2-3 weeks, sore throat lasts more than a week, runny nose too. I also snore. Who should I go to to get this checked out?

I always have long-running diseases when it comes to ENT area. I can cough for 2-3 weeks, sore throat lasts more than a week, runny nose too. I also snore. Who should I go to to get this checked out?

Allergist: You could have allergies. You could have asthma. You could have immune problems. Talk to you primary care physician and then go see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

Is it a cold?: Colds can last for a few days to a few weeks. But, some of you symptoms could be an indication of allergies. ...Read more

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How long do the runny nose and watery eyes from allergy normally last?

How long do the runny nose and watery eyes from allergy normally last?

Until treated or....: Allergy is an inflammatory response to a substance (the allergen). When it is eliminated, problem over soon. To block the effect of the allergen, an antihistamine is suggested which will work quickly as well. Drops work on the eyes better than pill form. ...Read more

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How long do allergy like flu last? Had the rash in lip, runny nose, sneezing for 4 days but had a longer cough for weeks. Only now these symps come.

How long do allergy like flu last? Had the rash in lip, runny nose, sneezing for 4 days but had a longer cough for weeks. Only now these symps come.

Allergies: See an allgist to determine what you are reacting to. Also, the concern about your cough that may not be just allergies but may be astham too. An allergist can help you. ...Read more

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Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

1-3 Days: He may be feeling the symptoms of the body simply "recognizing" the influenza vaccine. However it is also equally likely he is coming down with a cold virus that just happens to be after he got the flumyst. If you have concerns about his health, see your pediatrician in the next day. ...Read more

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What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

Few possibilities.: By your description, this could be allergies, viral throat infection or bacterial sinus infection, at least. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with one of us here on HealthTap to go over your plight more specifically. We may be able to offer you some advice, or even a useful treatment. ...Read more

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1 year girl, got flu after influenza shot. She has cold, fever and nose runs for weeks. Help?

1 year girl, got flu after influenza shot. She has cold, fever and nose runs for weeks. Help?

Likely unrelated: Only the living nasal flu vaccine is capable of triggering some form of flu like symptoms. The shot is dead material that some can have a reaction to but not an infection.Fever lasting weeks is likely a more significant issue like an ear infection. She needs to see a health professional for proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have influenza. Mucinex w codeine and tamiflu prescribed. Nose running out of control...drips when I look downward. Hard to sleep with my CPAP.?

I have influenza. Mucinex w codeine and tamiflu prescribed. Nose running out of control...drips when I look downward. Hard to sleep with my CPAP.?

Mgt: Nasal passages can be kept open using a higher volume of nasal saline. The viral infection will begin to resolve within one week. A cool air mist humidifier may also help. ...Read more

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Why do I get a very runny nose after intense cardio (ex. Soccer game) that lasts for a couple hours?

Why do I get a very runny nose after intense cardio (ex. Soccer game) that lasts for a couple hours?

Increased vagal tone: There are three different nerves that innervate the nasal mucosa. The vth cranial nerve for pain and 2 autonomic nerves, sympathetic and parasympathetic. The latter nerve know as a branch of the vagus stimulates mucus production. In your case, this is unusual because excercize usually stimulates the sympathetic nerve which inhibits mucus. Nevertheless, I would not worry about this. Atropine. ...Read more

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Runny nose everyday for the last few years. What can I take for this?

See allergists: Assuming that your problem is hay fever, otc antihistamine may help. Do note that there are other causes for a runny nose and a detailed discussion is beyond the scope of this response. ...Read more

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Everytime I go outside and it's really cold, I get a runny nose that lasts until I go somewhere inside. Is this normal?

Everytime I go outside and it's really cold, I get a runny nose that lasts until I go somewhere inside. Is this normal?

Yes-normal: Yes, cold-induced rhinorrhea is perfectly normal. The warm air exiting your nose hits the cold air and condenses. Also, the nose gets more post since it is dry when it is cold outside. ...Read more

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I got runny nose yesterday. Do I take actifed and for how long? Or is there a better solution?

Depends: If your runny nose is from an allergy the actifed may be helpful. Actually as one of the older classes of antihistamines the actifed can even help to dry up a runny nose from a cold. How long you take it depends on whether it is working for you. If it is a cold you'll need it for 7 to 10 days and if it is allergy you may need it longer depending on what the allergan is that you are reacting to. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an annoying runny nose for almost two weeks? It's clear, not yellow. And last week I got over a cold.

Possible: It is possible to have runny nose for nearly 2 wks after a cold but if the problem persists much longer than that, one needs to rule out a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Recently recovered from mycoplasma...However I have headaches and a runny nose. My question is how much longer will I be sick?

Recently recovered from mycoplasma...However I have headaches and a runny nose. My question is how much longer will I be sick?

Few days to a month: Typical symptoms include fever, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, headache and tiredness. Common diagnoses associated with mycoplasma infection is pneumonia (sometimes called "walking pneumonia") and infections of the middle ear (otitis media). Symptoms may persist for a few days to more than a month. ...Read more

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Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Allergic rhinitis: It is a form of allergy that involves the nasal passages and it can be triggered by inhaled allergens.
Symptoms are congestion, runny nose and sneezing and it can be associated with watery eyes.
It is treated by avoiding the triggers in addition to medication like antihistamine, nasal steroids or/& other anti allergy meds like antileukotriense.
You will need evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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9yrold. DX via nasal swab with influenza A. Is it accurate?

9yrold. DX via nasal swab with influenza A. Is it accurate?

Rapid Influenza test: A nasal swab can be used to test for Influenza A. The rapid tests in the office can be helpful to diagnose Influenza. There are different brands of tests with varying sensitivities. See the site below for additional information
http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/rapidlab. Htm ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

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