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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. 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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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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After swimming, I feel dizzy and have vertigo (only when I change head position quickly), this is a new problem for me?

After swimming, I feel dizzy and have vertigo (only when I change head position quickly), this is a new problem for me?

BPPV-see neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition (for example, BPPV), sinus issues, vasovagal response, or a vascular/blood flow issue. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. Avoid sudden head turns. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001420.htm ...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 ¼ 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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How can you stop a runny nose?

Depends on the cause: A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

Antihistamines: Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also available. ...Read more

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Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Depends on the cause: The easiest way to dry up a runny nose is with over-the-counter antihistamines (zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra). However, just treating the runny nose does not help you with identifying the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I want help with my runny nose?

I want help with my runny nose?

Neti pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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 morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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What to do to cure a runny nose?

What to do to cure a runny nose?

Depends on cause: Best to first find out the cause of a runny nose. Some people have a runny nose because of allergies, some because of vasomotor rhinitis, others because they have blockage in their nose, most commonly viruses. Seeing an allergist can help you. You can try saline rinsing your nose to help keep it clean of irritants. If you have allergies, allergy shot (immunotherapy) may cure your allergies. ...Read more

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Coughing and runny nose for 10 days?

Coughing and runny nose for 10 days?

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 more

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What medication is good for a runny nose?

What medication is good for a runny nose?

Several options: Benedryl may help if it's related to allergies. Sudafed may be helpful if it's related to allergies or a cold. Nasal saline spray or rinse may be helpful and has less side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

Identify the trigger: While there are many causes for runny nose, persistent runny nose with itching, sneezing, congestion, may be due to allergies. While there are many antihistamines and nasal sprays available to treat allergies, it is prudent to identify the trigger. If there is a way to avoid the trigger, that could result in less medication and less symptoms. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

If it's allergies: Try an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine. If they don't work, try a prescription nasal steroid spray- fluticasone is generic- or a prescription antihistamine nasal spray- no generics. If that's not working, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a runny nose?

What's the best way to treat a runny nose?

Depends on the age.: If it's an infant, just suctioning the nose with Normal Saline but in older kids 6 yrs and above you can use otc decongestant/antihistamine combo. ...Read more

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What do I do for my 1 year olds runny nose?

What do I do for my 1 year olds runny nose?

Likely viral: Unfortunately there is not much to do for a runny nose other than let it run its course. You can try bulb suction if it is bothersome, saline rinses. If the child is otherwise acting normal not to worry. It may take a few days or a week for symptoms to resolve. ...Read more

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Sir, what is the best medicine for runny nose?

Depends on the cause: Clear discharge is a symptom that is common to allergy, irritation by very hot or cold air, viral infections, to name a few. Each condition responds differently to medication. If your runny nose is seasonal, allergy is more likely. You may try an over the counter antihistamine such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. If they don't help and your nose continues to run, see a physician. ...Read more

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Is there any way to naturally treat my runny nose?

Is there any way to naturally treat my runny nose?

Antihistamines: Naturally treating a runny nose is to wait it out until clear. Or you can use antihistamines. ...Read more

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What to take for runny nose that isn't going away?

What to take for runny nose that isn't going away?

Persistent runny nos: If it is not allergies you should get yourself checked. Soemtiems a sinus infection will cause you to have a runy nosevs. A foreign body in the nose in case of children. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose in winter. What should I do?

I have a runny nose in winter. What should I do?

Get lots of tissues: Cold weather can stimulate release of fluids from the tissues lining the inside of your nose or sinuses, causing runny discharge. Not a lot you can do about this. ...Read more

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I have had this runny nose for a week now, any suggestions?

I have had this runny nose for a week now, any suggestions?

Rhinitis: Could a cold or allergy, see you physician, there sprays that will help you, with allergies you may also have itchy nose, eyes, and sneezing, there might be some irritants around you, in older folks, vasomotor rhinitis, can be a cause. ...Read more

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I have constant runny nose, what could be the cause of this?

I have constant runny nose, what could be the cause of this?

Allergy vs. Irritant: Clear runny nose with or without congestion is a common symptoms of allergies, especially if there is itching, sneezing or associated eye itching or watering. Clear runny nose with weather changes, eating hot food, etc is an irritant reaction. There is treatment for both--an allergist can assist by testing. ...Read more

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Runny nose with teething?

Runny nose with teething?

Not uncommon: This is not uncommon as a symptom of teething, but it is also possible to have both a little cold and teething happing at same time. Cold teething ring can help. If symptoms persist or worsen, I would check in with your family physician or pediatrician. Make sure to get seen for all well baby checks and vaccinate as recommended. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

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