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My Child Has Had A Runny Nose For 2 Weeks What Can I Do
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 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
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
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
Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?
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
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