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My Son Have A Productive Cough And A Running Nose
See advice below.: Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed (if he can blow his nose, do that after saline drops). Also, elevate the head of the crib or bed. If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep. Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. If these actions don't help enough, he needs to see his doctor. ...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
Common cold: -Soothe the sore throat with saltwater gargle rinses, or over the counter lozenges, throat sprays like Chloraseptic which has a numbing medication. -For the stuffiness, try over the counter saline nasal sprays or antihistamine decongestions. -Rest, humidifier -Honey, over the counter medications with Guaifenesin (Robitussin, Mucinex), or Tessalon perles prescription medication for cough. ...Read more
My 1yr son came down with a cold yesturday. He has a really bad runny nose, a bit of a cough, sneezing, and diahria. Should i take him to the doctor?
My son is 4 months with a bad cough and heavy breathing and his nose running a little bit should I be worried?
Get to doctor: If it were my child, i'd have him to the physician immediately. ...Read more
I have a chesty cough, week body and a runny nose with a head, sometimes I have chest pain and shortness in breath?
I have stopped smoking now for 4 days and have developed a cough with a lot of phlegm also a runny nose and sneezing a lot so what would help?
THIS IS NORMAL: and congrats on quitting. Our respiratory system is lined with cells that contain tiny hairs that produce mucus which is designed to keep our air passages clear of particles, pollution and assorted other junk we breathe in. Tobacco smoke paralyzes these cells, but when you quit, they start working again to clean out all the junk. These symptoms are signs of a good thing. Stay hydrated & stay quit. ...Read more
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
My 18 month old son has had a runny nose for a few days. Now. He seems to be dealing with some congestion coughing a little. But his nose is full. ?
Stuffy nose: Unfortunately there are no longer over the counter cold medication for infants and toddlers. . . . You can try giving him menthol baths using johnson and johnson, menthol baby wash, you can use vicks rub as long as he is wearing a tshirt to avoid rubbing his eyes. Also the vicks vaporizing mentholated pads work well when placed under a crib . If he has a fever, see your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter had a Fever with cough and running nose following a right ear infection,onmedication and now she has blood tinged mucus should i see doc?
Absolutely!: You didn't mention what medicine she's on, but if she has a new symptom (bloody mucus), it's time to see the Dr. again. ...Read more
I am a 72 year old male with a cold. I have a runny nose, very sore throat and a dry cough (tickle in my throat).What OTC med can I take?
Cold Medications: This is not as simple as it may seem.Your best resource would be your local pharmacist. Most OTC cold medications are ok, but some can interact with medications some people are on. Best to inquire with the local pharmacist who knows what medications you are on.He/She will be able to guide you to the right OTC medications! ...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
I've had a bad cough - coughing up mucus- for 2 weeks and now I also have a runny nose. Cough syrup helps a little bit. Is this just a cold?
Probable bronchitis.: You probably have bronchitis. If you have only a low-grade fever, it is probably viral so antibiotics are not useful. If your symptoms are improving, you would need symptomatic relief only and you should see it resolve over the next few days. If your symptoms are worsening, see your doctor. You could also have residual bronchospasm best treated w/ inhalers that your doc can prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 8 month old who has a really bad deep caught runny nose and sneezing and when he coughing his eyes run what should I do?
Probably a cold: The common cold is the likely explanation but if the problem persists or worsens, see your pediatrician. In the meanwhile, honey may possibly help his cough (cough medicine does not seem to work in children) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may possibly reduce his runny nose. The duration of cold symptoms should not exceed 10 days however. ...Read more
My son has a miserable cough and stuffed nose. He is having trouble sleeping because of his coughing. Is there a expectorant I can give a 7 month old?
Not approved: Most medications and herbs are not appropriate or FDA approved for infants, and dosing cannot be safely advised. Increasing humidity and keeping your baby well hydrated may lessen the symptoms and to support the body as it heals itself. Prolonged symptoms of fever, cough and congestion should be evaluated by your pediatrician and may require further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a sometimes runny nose and a sometimes stuffy nose with sneezing and a raspy throat. Would that be considered a cold?
Rhinitis: What you have is consistent with rhinitis with post nasal drip. Frequent sneezing spells make it likely due to allergy to aero allergens or environmental allergies. Common cold is rhinitis due to viral infection where there are too many viruses to be tested for. If this recurs often, you should see an allergist to check out if it is due to environmental allergies so you would get proper treatment. ...Read more
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?
I have a really stuffy nose and sneezing a lot! and cough is this a cold? That's all the symtoms I have no fever
13 Y.O has runny nose and then he swallowed lots of mucis and now he coughs a lot. any treatment for the coughing and runny nose?
I sympathise...: I had that type of cough after christmas 2012. My back even ached from all the coughing. I took mucinex-dm mainly for the dextromethorphan hydrobromide, which is a cough suppressant. It is inexpensive and worked wonders for me! take the maximum recommended dose until your cough tones down. ...Read more
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