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14 month old with runny nose dry nonproductive cough and no fevet?

14 month old with runny nose dry nonproductive cough and no fevet?

Runny nose: Incredibly common in the young. Tons of mucus production with the tiniest of sinuses and small drainage outlets. Bubble syringe to suck out any mucus, humidifier in the bedroom, no pets in the bedroom, windows closed. If continues, consider speaking with the doctor for additional methods to dry up the childs nose. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...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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A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

See doctor: A 3 month old should be see for that. It could be an infection or a problem with diet. See the doctor due to the baby's age. ...Read more

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Runny nose, sneezing, slight cough and watery eyes in a baby?

Runny nose, sneezing, slight cough and watery eyes in a baby?

Sounds like a cold: This is pretty typical as the early signs of a URI in an infant. As long as they stay on their regular pattern of activities including feeding & rest, this can be monitored. If the infants playful activities decline, feeding drops off & or they have obvious breathing difficulty, an evaluation is warrented. ...Read more

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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Child has strep and mucousy cough can I give him mucinex (guaifenesin) with his antibiotic azythromycin?

Child has strep and mucousy cough can I give him mucinex (guaifenesin) with his antibiotic azythromycin?

Should be fine: There should be no interaction between mucinex (guaifenesin) and azithromycin. Just be sure to use supportive measures like fluids, humidifier, elevate the head of the bed and use vapor rub to help with the congestion as well. ...Read more

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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Not uncommon: Try to suck out the snot with a bulb syringe. If the problem continues, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read more

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Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

See Doctor Now: Your infant's age is unknown. Similasan is a homeopathic drug therefore its safety, effectiveness & side-effect profile are unconfirmed which makes this an unacceptable choice for any infant. Cough is highly associated with infection in an infant until proven otherwise & treating a cough without knowing the cause can lead to pneumonia in infants. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal. ...Read more

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Safe to mix similasan cough mucus with ibuprofen?

Kids' Cold & Mucus?: As long as weight-basing your child's Ibuprofen dose, then yes, there is nothing in the simiasan kids' cold and mucus that would Prohibit that. ...Read more

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Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read more

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Lung congestion and hard to cough up mucus.

Lung congestion and hard to cough up mucus.

Go to the Doctor: This sounds like the perfect definition of when one goes to see their doctor. ...Read more

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6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

6yr old with fever & ear infection has bloody mucous when clearing nose?

Probably sinusitis: The way describe it may be sinusitis. Get her to a physician to check if she needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough with green mucous, no runny or blocked nose, hurts to talk or swallow or cough, slightly higher temp.

Sore throat, cough with green mucous, no runny or blocked nose,  hurts to talk or swallow  or cough, slightly higher temp.

Likely a viral: pharyngitis which is more common than strep but rapid strep screens are pretty sensitive. If temperature and pain persist for 72 hours see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?

My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?

Yes: You can supplement fluids while she is sick with pedialyte. Keep a cool myst humidifier in her sleeping room, and use your blue-bulb suctioner (or mouth pipette) to help with her snot. See your pediatrician if fevers start in the next few days. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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


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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more