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My child has had a runny nose for 2 weeks what can I do?

My child has had a runny nose for 2 weeks what can I do?

Runny nose: You could try a saline nasal spray. If the runny nose appears to be of allergic cause, you could also give the age appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) provided your child is >2 years old. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and i just bought a v

My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and i just bought a v

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Child with runny nose help?

Child with runny nose help?

Rest and fluids: Sounds sick. I don't know the age of the child, but in general kids get sick. If the child is generally healthy, just rest, drink fluids and blow nose. If child gets a fever (over 101') then call the pediatrician. Also call the child's dr. If kid becomes very lethargic or if you are worried. With kids we err on the side of safety. ...Read more

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Should my child travel by air if she has a runny nose?

Should my child travel by air if she has a runny nose?

It won't hurt her: When landing, make sure she drinks during the descent so that her eustacian tube can clear and lessens her possiblilty of ear pain. ...Read more

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What medicine is best for runny nose of a 4 years old child?

What medicine is best for runny nose of a 4 years old child?

Salt water nose drop: Salt water nose drops several times a day . Use vaporizer atnight and raise the matress. ...Read more

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How do I treat my child's chronic runny nose?

How do I treat my child's chronic runny nose?

Workup and mgt: I would suggest an evaluation for chronic sinusitis, allergies and a CF sweat test. Having your child blow her nose into a tissue, the use of pediatric nasal saline and avoiding triggers of the symptoms is also recommended. ...Read more

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My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose. What can be causing it?

My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose.  What can be causing it?

NOISY BREATHING: Bronchomalacia is noted among kids below 2 years old manifested by noisy breathing due to lack of development of the trachea and the bronchial tree. ...Read more

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Child has runny nose/congestion all the time on and off ever since school started. What could be the cause for ongoing congestion?

Child has runny nose/congestion all the time on and off ever since school started. What could be the cause for ongoing congestion?

Allergic rhinitis: Persistent nasal congestion with sneezing and clear nasal drainage, without fever, is suggestive of allergies. This usually responds nicely to over the counter allergy medications intended to be taken once daily. It is also not uncommon for young children to get upper respiratory infections once a month during early years of daycare or elementary school (usually viral). ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Yes: If on both sides , a condition called vasomotor rhinitis exists.Essentially the nose runs due to some environmental irritant that we can not identify or are aware of such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose in a 13 year old child?

How to get rid of a runny nose in a 13 year old child?

Runny nose: If the runny nose is from a cold, just wait for the cold to run its course. If it is from an allergy, taking an antihistamine orally or by a nasal spray may help. A steroid nasal spray may also be used. If your runny nose is caused by injury to the head, you need to be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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