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Normal 10 Mo Nasal Congestion
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus issues for months. Ige, cbc, wbc, sinus xray normal. Have tried decongestant, sinus rinse, steroid spray, antihistamine. Now what?
Possible emergency: Newborns under age 2 months have an immature immune system and must be checked by a PCP whenever symptoms occur, particularly listlessness. They can die from sepsis overnight, This condition might need emergency care. Have the PCP see baby today, or go to an ER where appropriate stat lab tests can he done and where baby could be admitted, (not a quick-care clinic). ...Read more
14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?
ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more
Poss. sinus infection? 1 nostril congested constantly running w/ thickish bright yellow-green mucus for 2 weeks. Sudafed not working. Trying Flonase?
Sinusitis: At this point you might need a trial of antibiotics. ...Read more
7 mo old runny nose cough no Fever Drainage out of ear looks like wax, no odor. Might be teething. Mildly fussy sleeping normal ear infection or no?
Cold: symptoms as you described will make a baby fussy as they do not like nasal congestion. It does not sound like your baby has an ear infection. Just observe for now and offer comfort as you can. A cold should resolve in a few days and until it does expect a crabby baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?
Not an option: Recurrent sinusitis is common, mostly viral in origin and not an indication for surgery. Antibiotics won't help. CT scans are abnormal in 90% of patients with true chronic sinusitis. Evidence suggests that nasal lavage can help reduce symptoms of acute sinusitis. Consult with your physician to see if an allergy to dust mites, pollen or other allergy is contributing to your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sinus infection or just allergies? Yellow congestion, mild cough at night, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. No sinus pain. Had this 2 weeks now.
Can be either/both: Time to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Constant post nasal drip, occasional big mucus scab draining too, using nasobec aqueous for 9 months but no difference? (i was born with no adenoids)
Post nasal drip: If you have a mucus scab thats draining, you may have an infection that needs to be taken care of. Try using salt water nasal flushs several times a day. Try taking antihistamines twice daily as well. ...Read more
7 yr old child with cough and high grade fever. Took co amoxiclav for 10 days . Esr 37, tlc 8800, cxr normal. Cough not settling. Temp of 99f?
Wheezing?: Is he wheezing? Try xoponex mdi ( available by prescription only). May be you are dealing with scute bronchitis ( instead of infection)! sed rate just indicates 'inflammation' anywhere in body ( may be chest? ). And TLC not impressive. I think--- it's viral infection leading to acute bronchitis. See your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????
To tease out all : these chronic symptoms requires a history of environmental factors like passive smoking, attendance at daycare, drinking from a bottle while supine, etc.; family history of asthma & allergies; past response to infections, etc.The most likely reason for the chronic cough is asthma, aka Reactive Airway Disease, that requires bronchodilators. Seek referral to a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?
Had a sinus/ear infection. Finished 7 days Augmentin 875mg. All symptoms better except my sore throat worsened. Very mild post nasal drip remains. ?
Sore throat : It should have resolved by now so you should get rechecked ...Read more
Prolactinoma ?Have 28yr old daughter post 10 yr birth control.6 mos no menses.Blood wk indicates prolactin @57 Other poss.causes?
Prolactin elevation: A prolactin of 57 is elevated, and can disrupt menstrual cycles, but does not necessarily mean a pituitary tumor. There are many other causes of mildly high prolactin, including many medications, nipple/chest wall stimulation and hypothyroidism. If it is a prolactinoma, it is likely a very small one. Best to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Wet cough, stuffy nose for 2 months (thick green/white phlegm). Don't smoke, no fever, no allergie, blood test ok, xray ok, no sinus inf.
See a doctor: It sounds like you have seen doctors. How you can be sure you do not have an allergy is beyond me. Suggest that you try nasal saline rinses twice a day with a neti-pot (see your pharmacist), and perhaps combine that with a nasal steroid spray. If you are a smoker or around second hand smoke, stop. The material you bring up needs to be examined, and you need a face to face with a caring doctor. ...Read more
What causes post nasal drip (constant lump feeling when swallow) & periodic nasal congestion same side, for month. Endoscopy normal, culture negative?
Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?
See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a mild fever sinus pain pressure and persistent runny nose post nasal drip tightness in cheat coughing yellowish green mucus up all day, is it?
Infection: Depending on how long you have had the symptoms it can lead one to treat it as a viral infection versus a bacterial infection. Typically less than 5 days is viral. ...Read more
Runny nose: Incredibly common in the young. Tons of mucus production with the tiniest of sinuses and small drainage outlets. Bubble syringe to suck out any mucus, humidifier in the bedroom, no pets in the bedroom, windows closed. If continues, consider speaking with the doctor for additional methods to dry up the childs nose. ...Read more
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