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My 5 Month Old Has A Cough And Runny Nose
Possible allergies.: If your daughter is having recurrent symptoms with out fevers and signs of acute infection she is most likely having recurrent allergic symptoms. I would rec using saline nose drops for nasal hygiene. Take some loratidine otc, and look for signs of improvement. If nothing changes in 3-4 weeks then talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more
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
My 22 month olds fever has broke, still has a really bad cough and cough til he pukes, his nose is runny non stop with light green mucous and stuffy?
Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that running nose and cough and is not eating well then they may need further evaluation by your pediatrician to see if something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NotNecessarily: If your child is otherwise acting okay, and staying hydrated it is fine to observe. Persistent sore throat, if fever lasts more than 3 days, of the color of the mucus changes, if any shortness of breath/wheezing/distress occurs then you need to take them to their doctor or the ED. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluids/monitor: Your 5mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticeable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticeable increased work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more
My 5 month old baby has broncholitis and is on ventolin syrup he's had a cough for over a month with phlegm but has had no symptoms of runny nose why?
Cough in infant: Childhood wheezes or cough is common. Cough is a common presentation of asthma or inflammation of the airway. In infant, we don't have a good test to diagnose asthma. Instead, we make a diagnose based on your child's risks of developing asthma like immediate family history of asthma, other atopic diseases... When cough lasts that long, we often start an asthma controller treatment. ...Read more
My 9 month old daughter has a hoarse cough, that is worse at night. She also has a stuffy, runny nose, but no fever. ?
My 1 year old daughter has has a runny nose for 2 days now shes got cough and snezzing a lot what should I do or give her.
As above: Have her see her physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My 7 month old son has cold and stuffy nose since yesterday night. He has running nose as well now. Pl suggest some good remedies.
M.D. visit: If you son is drooling more than usual, it is important to be seen by your doctor. If there is swelling in the airway this can lead to excessive drooling. He should be able to eat and drink without difficulty, and to breathe comfortably without using his chest or neck muscles. If he has a fever, the source of the fever may include a specific infection of the ear, throat or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old son has a wrackly chest and can easily cough up his phlemb.He,s well and healthy has no cold or runny nose.Hes been like this for months?
Cold: Probably your child has cold.But you should go to doctor , because you child only 2 m. Old, to r/o more seroius infections. ...Read more
15 month old has had runny nose and watering eye for 3 days and now has a harshcough. Is this his allergies?
Likely: It is likely that your toddler has allergies, probably to the spring pollens blowing your way! avoid using medications designed for older children- no antihistamines or cold meds. Use saline nose drops and a bulb syringe to clear his nose. A cool mist humidifier can help. Increase his clear fluids to break up the mucous. Call your doctor if fever >101 or not getting better in a few days. ...Read more
What can I give my newborn daughter who is 5 weeks old and has a cold, nose is stuffy, she's coughing and sneezing?
Seldom needed: Although used for decades these meds have not been shown to shorten an illness & may increase the thickness of secretions making it harder to cough them out.Many kids felt a little more would help them & self medicated & ended up in emergency rooms.The aap & other groups discourage their use under 6. I have mixed feelings. Saline nasal wash is preferable for younger kids. ...Read more
It's been a week my 2 and half year old have a stuffy runny nose and breathing through mouth ... he also have bad diaper rash kindly advice ?
Conservative therapy: The nasal symptoms and diaper rash are probably unrelated. If the runny nose is clear, then this is most likely of viral or allergic origin--so simple saline rinses can prove of usefulness. Also, an OTC antihistamine such as Allegra might be worth a try--especially if allergies are suspected. As to the severe diaper rash, this probably needs evaluation by your pediatrician, as may require oral RXs ...Read more
Cold & cough: Being this young, bring your child to the pediatrician to make sure what infection he has in addition to a virus. If he also has a wheeze, precautions can be taken to make sure he is getting enough oxygen. In the meantime, make sure he is drinking well. A stuffy nose can be relieved by saline drops. If he is having breathing problems, bring him to the ed. ...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
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