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My son have a productive cough and a running nose?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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What is the most likely diagnosis of running nose slight fever and productive cough?

What is the most likely diagnosis of running nose slight fever and productive cough?

Viral Infection: The most likely cause of a runny nose, cough, and fever is a viral infection. It is possible for these symptoms to be related to a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics, however most physicians will advise to wait 24-48 hours before considering prescribing and antibiotic in the absence of any other definitive symptoms that would suggest a bacterial infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My sons cough , cold, and running nose problem?

My sons cough , cold, and running nose problem?

Question: what is your question regarding your son's cough, cold, and runny nose? We would need more information to provide you with a proper answer. ...Read more

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My son is 3yrs old yesterday out of nowhere he got really tired and then he got a fever of. He has no cough or running nose just a fever.

My son is 3yrs old yesterday out of nowhere he got really tired and then he got a fever of. He has no cough or running nose just a fever.

Fever control : And watch him closely . He must be coming down with something. Keep him hydrated . Virus is going around, vomiting , diarrhea and strep too. He could be coming down with an ear infection, UTI or sinusitis right now, it is wait and see, since he only presents with a fever.If condition worsened , see pediatrician ...Read more

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My son(2 1/2 months) and i (19) been having a running nose, heavy breathing, and a slit cough. Is there anything we can do or take?

My son(2 1/2 months) and i (19) been having a running nose, heavy breathing, and a slit cough. Is there anything we can do or take?

Nasal saline: For your 2 1/2 month old, i would not recommend an over the counter cough preparation. If the cough is mild and associated with nasal congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with saline and a gentle suction bulb is helpful. Babies like to breathe through their noses rather than through their mouths. Follow up with your doctor if the cough persists or for worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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My 2.7year old son has a bad cold, running nose (mucus) and cough. No fever. Unable to sleep properly since 3-4days now. What medicine to give?

My 2.7year old son has a bad cold, running nose (mucus) and cough. No fever. Unable to sleep properly since 3-4days now. What medicine to give?

Not much: For a child this young, I would recommend against any prescription cough/cold medications and even over the counter cough/cold meds as these can have significant side effects and are not shown to be effective. Simple home remedies like warm water with honey and lemon before bedtime, breathing in steam in a hot/steamy bathroom before bedtime, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for any pain/fever relief. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. My son (Age-1.5 years) is having fever. Cough & running nose. We gave him Brufen syrup 5ml. Now he is sleeping but he coughing too much.

Hello doctor. My son (Age-1.5 years) is having fever. Cough & running nose. We gave him Brufen syrup 5ml. Now he is sleeping but he coughing too much.

Cough/rhinorrhea and: fever in a toddler is usually caused by a viral infection. Use of OTC cough medication is discouraged. Supportive measures provide relief. 18 mth old with fever & increasing nocturnal cough deserves an evaluation by his pediatrician to screen out treatable conditions / confirm a viral etiology. A reactive airway disease will need to be screened for and addressed if needed. Vaccines current? ...Read more

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Ever since i wore nightguard which looks like it has mold on it a few nights ago my throat burned and stopped. Nose been running, productive cough?

Ever since i wore nightguard which looks like it has mold on it  a few nights ago my throat burned and stopped.  Nose been running, productive cough?

Need 2 exams: Need to see physician for your respiratory symptoms. Need to see dentist to learn how to clean nite guard. Brush nite guard when you brush teeth. Use denture cleaner daily. Don't put something grungy into a clean mouth. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a cold, cough and a running nose that has lasted 2 months?

What is the best treatment for a cold, cough and a running nose that has lasted 2 months?

Allergy...: Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for cough and running nose?

If no other: Symptoms suggestive of a more significant illness, an otc antihistamine such as fexofenadine and a decongestant such as phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine usually does the trick. ...Read more

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I have a running nose and a severe cough. Temp of 104f. 22/m?

I have a running nose and a severe cough. Temp of 104f. 22/m?

See Your Doc: There are many causes of a runny nose ("rhinorrhea"), but accompanied by fevers of 104f is worrisome. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has running nose and cough. How can I comfort him. Any OTC medicines I can use?

My 2yr old has running nose and cough. How can I comfort him. Any OTC medicines I can use?

Watching and Comfort: Monitor him for fever, temp above 100.1, and signs of difficulty in breathing. As long as he is breathing well, other than the runny or stuffy nose, just continue to monitor. We do not advise cold and cough medications in very young children. The side effects, are greater, than the benefits. Utilize a humidifyer in his room, and encourage increased fluid intake, helps lessen the harshness of cough ...Read more

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Whats freat for kids under 3 with running nose cough fever ?

Whats freat for kids under 3 with running nose cough fever
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Relieve symptoms: Common colds are caused by viruses so antibiotics don't help. Relieve fever with Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Use nasal saline drops or cool mist vaporizer for stuffy noses. Dark honey can stop coughs as long as your kid is 12 months and older. Over the counter cold remedies are not recommended in someone this young. ...Read more

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What can I take for running nose with clear thick mucus and for cough?

What can I take for running nose with clear thick mucus and for cough?

Dimetapp DM: Antihistamines will help your runny nose. Dextromethorphan will help your cough. Expectorants like Guaifenesin (robitussin, mucinex) thin mucus. Decongestants help with nasal congestion. Otc preparations typically will combine these ingredients so u can tailor your symptoms by reading the label. ...Read more

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What do I do if my 2 year old daughter still has a cough that been going on for more then 3or 4 days and running nose also?

What do I do if my 2 year old daughter still has a cough that been going on for more then 3or 4 days and running nose also?

Cough: If she is drinking ok, and only running low grade fever, these symptoms are usually due to a viral illness. Viral upper respiratory illnesses usually resolve within 7-10 days, so you are halfway there. Vitamin c may help her improve 1 day earlier. If she is not able to drink well, or is getting short of breath, please have her see a physician right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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