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My Baby Is Congested In The Nose
My husband put bleach water in our toddlers humidifier. She has runny and stuffy nose with a cough and 1 side of my throat is sore. Is it the bleach?
Bleach in humidifier: it's possible but should not cause long term symptoms. I would run a cycle or two with distilled water before using it in the room again ...Read more
My son keeps getting a cough from post nasal drip , the mucus is in the back of throat not the nose and it is affecting his speech, is this an allergy?
Post nasal drip: While post nasal drip can certainly cause cough, what's important to figure out is what is causing the post nasal drip. Allergies are one cause certainly and should be looked for. Allergy testing is available in various forms. Another common cause of post nasal drip is reflux. Primary lung problems like asthma can also present with cough. He needs to be evaluated to sort out his difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuffy nose: nasal congestion = stuffy nose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Avoid irritants: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change AC filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help. Medications seldom help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sinus and stuffy nose. When I blow my nose now, the mucus is black in colour. It comes from one side of the nose and the other was clear.
Be seen.: You should be seen by an ENT. There is an unusual infection that can cause black drainage. Of course dried blood can look pretty black too. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel mucus in your throat and none in your nose, or is it that the mucus in my throat is coming from my nose?
Post-nasal drip: This is the classic post-nasal drip. Think of gravity and it is pulling everything down. It is from your nose. ...Read more
Is it ok for my 3 yr old to have ice blocks in the middle of summer when she has a common cold runny nose and sneezing?
My nasal passages are so constricted most of the time that I can't breath through my nose. I'm not stuffed up with mucus, my nose is dry.
I got hit in the nose by a basketball, is my nose ok? And does getting hit in the nose make your nose smaller?
Depends: You should be evaluated. While nose fractures aren't usually an emergency, occasionally septal hematomas develop and these necessitate a more expedient intervention. Additionally, in rare cases persistent clear drainage can indicate a more serious injury to the deep upper sinus area. Nose shouldn't lose size. Persistent headache also warrants immediate evaluation. Urgent care can assist. ...Read more
My lips are becoming really dry and snot is drying up in my nose. i just moved and left the windows open in my room half the time. why nose lips dryin?
COUGH: Symptoms of cough usually more at night and early morning. Make sure his nose is clear, use saline nasal drop and suck the mucous with bulb syringe before sleep, use a humidifier or vaporizer with Vicks in the room at night. Can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) according to weight once at night, keep room temperature 68 f, to max. 70 degrees. If cough continues, check with toddler's pediatrician to rule out asthma. ...Read more
Is it unsafe to for a 9 month old to have a Vicks vaporizer with the vaposteam in the water? My baby has a cough and congestion that keeps her awake.
I never use it: I find any scented material is more of an air pollutant in small kids than helpful. There airways are different than adults and often become more congested and or drain more when fragrances are used. I basically never recommend it .I can remember the stinky stuff my mom used when I was young, and still hate the smell. ...Read more
My daughter is always having her nose blocked on waking up in the morning. The result is that she blows her nose out violently with serious irritating noise coming out of her nose. What can we do?
Several Reasons: Typically when the symptoms are worse in the morning allergy to the bedroom environment is most likely. In patients like this i try an intranasal steroid spray or an intranasal antihistamine spray prior to going to bed to see if that helps in the morning. Controlling dust in the bedroom and making it as hypoallergenic as possible is also beneficial. Consult with an allergist or an ent. ...Read more
My granddaughter is 21 months old and had tubes put in her ears. She also had the adenoids removed. Is drooling common? Her nose is running constantly
Allergies?: Allergies can cause drooling and a runny nose. Be sure there are no fragrances or aerosols being used in her environment (all of which exacerbate or cause allergies). Go with her to her next appt, if okay with parents, and see what the doc says about this. No scented soaps, detergents, candles and no fabric softeners. This goes for the people that hug her too! ...Read more
My husband is suffering from nose bleed since a month. When he wakes up in the morning he finds dry particles of blood in the nose.
May be from dryness: It can be due to dryness if you have the room heated while asleep without any humidity.You can try room or central humidifier and/or saline(salt water)drops at night time and day time in both nostril.Along with that you may need a decongestant if there is no relief consult your family doctor or an ENT specialist good luck. ...Read more
My son is 2. The last couple of days I've noticed specks of blood in the mucus in his nose. No runny nose, fever or congestion. Not dry in house. ?
Nose bleed??: If he doesn't have a runny nose or nasal congestion, then why does he have mucous in his nose? The blood vessels on the nasal septum or very fragile, and only minor trauma can cause bleeding. If he is feeling well, no need to get an evaluation, but it may help to put small amount of antibiotic ointment just inside the nares for a few days. ...Read more
I have a cold and my nose is getting congested by mucus. When i clean the mucus there is blood in it from the right nostril. Please help. ?
I stay in bangalore and the weather is not suiting my 2 and a half year old son.He has cold and cough.He has blocked nose in the night .?
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