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Nonallergic Rhinitis In Children
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 2 childrens 1st age is 4years and 2nd is 3years have cough morethan 1month ago they also have runny nose all time today they got fever also 102deg?
Kids: You should have them see their pediatrician to determine what is causing their recurrent symptoms. If they are having cough after running around or during their sleep, they may have asthma. Your doctor should evaluate their current febrile illness. Children at that age will acquire repeated viral infections from other children during the winter season. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes it can. During this cold season it is possible that the symptoms are related to allergies (called allergic rhinitis) or something called non allergic rhinitis. Both conditions have overlapping symptoms with runny nose and swollen nasal passages that lead to nasal congestion and sometimes sneezing. The important thing is to see a doctor to make the diagnosis and begin the correct treatment. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?
Safe or worthwhile?: Many studies over the past decade have shown no benefit of these preparations to kids under 12. They are actually discouraged for anyone under 6 because of the frequency of ER visits associated with overuse. They used to be prescription meds decades ago but in truth really just give you something to do. ...Read more
My son Aiden has a cough and runny nose no other symptoms such I take him to his Dr. Or just continue giving him benadryl (diphenhydramine) for children?
Hi... I just gave to my 6 year old choldrens nyquil for the cough and and children's Claritin (loratadine) for the runny nose. Do they interact? What should I do?
What is harmful about giving children < 2 allegra (fexofenadine)? My 10 mth old has had a constant runny nose with sneezing for 5 weeks. My 4 y/o has allergies also.
I would use > 6m: I find this helpful in many kids & use it over 6m of age. However, most congestion/sneezing in infants & toddlers is related to illness or nasal irritants like smoke, fragrance, fumes & the like & the primary rx is avoidance. Antihistamines have no effect when used for drainage triggered by irritants. ...Read more
It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more
Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.
I pediatric doctor I noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose. Breathing by mouth. On auscultation chest clear what is treat?
Runny nose: The details aren't specific enough to answer clearly. If the child has a low grade temperature it may be one of many common viral illnesses. Is there is an irritant in the home, this also can lead to chronic cough and runny nose: cigarette smoke! Is the child gaining weight well, what is the family history? So it is important to follow up with a pediatrician to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
My three year old son is experiencing coughing, yellow runny nose, watery eyes, and dark colored lose stowels for the last 3days I have tried using over-the-counter children allergy medicine but his condition continues to worsen.
If: If your son is worsening instead of improving, you should call his doctor and have him seen. Viral illnesses can last 7-10 days total, but should start to improve after the first 3 to 4. If he is worsening, he could be developing a bacterial super-infection such as sinusitis, an ear infection or bronchitis. Good luck! ...Read more
My 20 month old has sneezing, runny nose, red watery eyes and coughing. It sounds like the flim is stuck around her respiratory area? She has been given children's allegra and Tylenol. Doesn't seem to help much! Temperature is 97.4. How concerned should
Probably viral: Child probably has a viral Upper respiratory infection. Usually takes 5-7 days regardless. If lethargic, not drinking, not responding, difficulty breathing, or fever returning then doctor needs to see her again. Children of this age group are incapable of throwing out phlegm but do a very decent job of coughing it up &then swallowing which actually removes it from the respiratory system. ...Read more
Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?
Possible: But in my experience, having sneezing spells (especially if you have eye symptoms) points more to allergic than non-allergic. Nonallergic rhinitis is a diagnosis of exclusion also since one needs to prove that allergies do not play a role. You may also have both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis as well. Try a nasal steroid spray ...Read more
Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. ...Read more
If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.? no runny nose and itchiness
Sinusitis can...: Perhaps, but it is still likely due to an occlusion of drainage of the sinus. Most sinusitis is not a bacterial infection without signs such as discolored nasal mucous, increasing sinus pain, possibly fever, and usually has been going on for at least a week. Sinusitis can still occur from allergies or viral infections, and can present with clear mucus. Try afrin nasal, decongestants. ...Read more
I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?
Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water washes and nasal saline spray up to four times per day. ...Read more
I have runny nose, congested nose, sneezing fits, headache, post-nasal drip and sometimes cough for almost 2 years now. Do I have rhinitis?
Most mornings I wake up with a runny nose and very often have nasal congestion. No temperature & I feel fine. No known allergies. Vasomotor rhinitis?
Combination problems: Congestion after lying down is due to dilation of nasal tissues related to gravity. That said, if your septum was straight you probably wouldn't feel congested. Also, most people have at least mild allergies so when you say "no known" do you mean negative tests? It turns our there is a commin condition called "local allergic rhinitis" where the nose is allergic but tests are negative. See an ent. ...Read more
Don't have a runny nose or constantly sneezing how can I have allergic rhinitis only thing I have is a swollen turbinates & irritated middle septum?
I ve negative allergy test & no runny nose or sneezing, just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling, do I still ve rhinitis? Or something eles
Yes and maybe-----: Hi my dear rhino means nose it is means irritation so rhinitis you have is not b, cause of allergy. It can be because of irritants like, perfume, temp. Sensitive, medications chemicals used in and outside the house irritants have made the turbinates to be swollen. Se an e.N.T doctor. ...Read more
Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose
All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more
Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.
Rhinitis: Runny nose, sneezing/congestion are the cardinal symptoms of rhinitis, whether allergic or non-allergic. Swollen turbinates and clear fluid in ear (middle ears), are rather signs of inflamed nasal passages affecting middle ears drainage, yes you can have them without the classic symptoms in acute conditions, if long standing, better see an ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?
Non-allergic motor-vaso rhinitis have been diagnosed with the above ailment, have been to 7 ENT mds and 4 internists, have tried every medicine there is and nothing helps. Runny nose, burning, teary eyes, can anybody help? Please?
After having seen so many docs and no cure it is clear that this is complicated!
you may need ct sinus or allergy testing.
See a great doc. ...Read more
Gustatory rhinitis: Gustatory rhinitis is the type of non-allergic rhinitis that is associated with ingestion of spicy foods or foods at temperature extremes (hot or cold). This seems to be more common in people who smoke or have allergic rhinitis. Hot peppers are the most common food to cause this problem. The drug most often used in treatment is atrovent nasal spray. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Viral infection, allergy, non-allergic rhinitis, vaso-motor rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps, tumor, fungal infection. Obviously, without a competent physician looking at your nasal structures, or using an endoscope, you do not know what the problem is. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more
Find out why: You may have nasal allergies, see an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers and get treated accordingly. ...Read more