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Can children go swimming while sick? Symptoms are, runny nose & lite cough.

Can children go swimming while sick? Symptoms are, runny nose & lite cough.

Not recommend: Most of the time when children are sick due to virus, but you do not want to give to other children in the pool. Furthermore their immnune system is not strong while they are sick, they can get other infection that are consider opportunistic like fungus. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 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?

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

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Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

Can sudden weather change from warm to cold outside cause runny nose/congestion in children?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

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

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness, then it would ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?

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

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When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

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

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If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.? no runny nose and itchiness

If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.? no runny nose and itchiness

Nasal congestion.: You can have allergic rhinitis without symptoms of runny nose or sneezing, itchy nose. You may only notice the congestion. Not all the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis may be present. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

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

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I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: You don't need runny nose for diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis, esp if you have swollen nasal turbinates ancnad congestion which is the main criterion for its diagnosis. Let your doctor see u in follow up after using meds as prescribed. ...Read more

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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

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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

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

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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.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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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

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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?

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?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

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What causes runny nose while eating?

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

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What could cause a runny nose?

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

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What causes a stuffy/runny nose?

What causes a stuffy/runny nose?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for a runny nose?

What's the best thing for a runny nose?

Try otc meds: Such as Sudafed, Zyrtec D, or Afrin nasal spray as long as you don't have any medical problems such as hypertension. If these don't work, it is time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I always have a runny nose what should I do for it?

I always have a runny nose what should I do for it?

Find out why: You may have nasal allergies, see an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers and get treated accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Nonallergic Rhinitis (Definition)

A condition that causes chronic sneezing, congestion, or runny nose but is unlike an allergy because it doesn't ...Read more