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If my toddler had a runny nose, is it ok to go swimming?

If my toddler had a runny nose, is it ok to go swimming?

Probably: If the kid is otherwise well i see no reason to exclude them from swimming. Were s/he to be running fever or other worrisome symptoms i would avoid the activity. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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

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3 ear infections in a row (over 2mths) for 2.5 & 3.5 year olds. Also had cold symptoms cough and runny nose. Started with swimming. Caused by it?

3 ear infections in a row (over 2mths) for 2.5 & 3.5 year olds. Also had cold symptoms cough and runny nose. Started with swimming. Caused by it?

Swimming usually ok: Swimming CAN cause EXTERNAL ear infections (probably not what they had). Likely the culprit was a viral syndrome (cold with cough & runny nose). Repeat infections are not uncommon. But also keep in mind that it can takes months for the fluid to resolve from behind the eardrum, which can cause continued hearing issues and discomfort, and is NOT a re-infection, but is often misdiagnosed as such. ...Read more

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I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

Pool & stuffy noses: While pools are sometimes sources of allergens like molds & pollen (especially if outdoors), most nasal congestion following swimming is likely due to irritants like chlorine, temperature changes from getting in & out of the water, or positional changes (as you swim, blood that normally pools in the legs while upright flows towards the head more easily and fills the nasal tissues). ...Read more

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My 11 y.O. Son always have a stuff nose after swimming in the pool anything I can do to prevent him from having stuff nose?

My 11 y.O. Son always have a stuff nose after swimming in the pool anything I can do to prevent him from having stuff nose?

Nasal stuffiness: Try otc Claritin or zyrtec (oral) & saline nasal spray to flush out the nose. May be irritation from the chlorine in the pool water, possibly a vasomotor rhinitis. A prescription nasal steroid spray may give additional benefits if others help but not enough. ...Read more

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Recently i experienced a really long flu (5weeks) with the regular symptoms, e.G. Cough, runny nose and weakness (usually 2-3 days). What can it be?

Recently i experienced a really long flu (5weeks) with the regular symptoms, e.G. Cough, runny nose and weakness  (usually 2-3 days). What can it be?

Long flu: U may have developed a bacterial or viral pneumonia on top of the influenza. If you're still having symptoms, especially difficulty breathing, see fp for evaluation, possible chest radiograph (x-ray) & treatment based on findings. Be sure to get annual influenza vaccine & the pneumonia vaccine if u haven't already had it. ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose?

How can I stop a runny nose?

Neti pot can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the A.M. ...Read more

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How can I cure a runny nose?

How can I cure a runny nose?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakage in someone who has had nasal surgery. First the cause should be identified by an allergist. If allergic in nature, there are a medications and immunotherapy, for vasomotor there are also medications and possible experimental surgery that can help. ...Read more

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How to stop a bad runny nose?

How to stop a bad runny nose?

Depends.: First you need to find out what is causing it. If it is from an allergic condition as in hay fever, antihistamine may help. If this is a persistent and bothersome issue, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How can I manage a runny nose?

How can I manage a runny nose?

"Manage" is a good..: "manage" is a good word for what you do with a runny nose. "stop" would be a good word for what you do with a runny nose, if it were possible to stop it safely, but "manage" is what most people do -- with saline nose drops, more saline nose drops, and lots of tissue paper and patience. Antihistamines work if the runny nose is allergic; decongestants work poorly if at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more