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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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I have runny nose, cough, fever, cheat hurts when i cough?

I have runny nose, cough, fever, cheat hurts when i cough?

Get seen: We are seeing a lot of flu right now. Those symptoms are suspicious. Chest pain could be from cough, muscle aches or just the illness in general. I would make sure that you do not have pneumonia on top of that. Your physician can help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose cough and vomiting what is wrong?

I have a runny nose cough and vomiting what is wrong?

Usually a virus: Often these sx occur together when you have a viral illness. Influenza causes GI symptoms more often than most other resp viruses, but also causes a high fever more often, and you didn't mention fever. With a viral illness, the symptoms should evolve quickly and resolve in a few days. See your doctor if you get a high fever, can't breathe or can't start keeping clear liquids down in 8-12 hours. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache, fever, runny nose, cough?

What to do if I have headache, fever, runny nose, cough?

Viral infection: Your symptoms are classical for an upper respiratory tract viral infection. These infections require your own innate immunity to resolve the symptoms. Over the counter nasal spray for 3 days only and a decongestant or cough meds for no more than 10 days can be suggested. If the symptoms do not disappear in 2-3 weeks or get worse, please consult your physician. ...Read more

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My son is 10 months old has a runny nose cough drooling a lot an wheezy ?

My son is 10 months old has a runny nose cough drooling a lot an wheezy ?

M.D. visit: If you son is drooling more than usual, it is important to be seen by your doctor. If there is swelling in the airway this can lead to excessive drooling. He should be able to eat and drink without difficulty, and to breathe comfortably without using his chest or neck muscles. If he has a fever, the source of the fever may include a specific infection of the ear, throat or lungs. ...Read more

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3yo runny nose cough she's eating drinking playing and generally in happy mood. Cold? What can i give for cough

3yo runny nose cough she's eating drinking playing and generally in happy mood. Cold? What can i give for cough

Nothing: No medication for coughing until age 6. Cool liquids and a cool, moist environment may be helpful. Elevate her head at night. Keep her nasal passages clear with a gentle saline solution. All the best. Have her checked for any concerns. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give baby of 2 month old augment as per dr.Presc and she is with fever runny nose cough and mild crep .!

Is it ok to give baby of 2 month old augment as per dr.Presc and she is with fever runny nose cough and mild crep .!

Yes: Your pediatrician should have prescribed a weight appropriate dose of the antibiotic. If they didn't think your child needed it, they wouldn't be prescribing it. Drug resistant bacteria from inappropriately prescribed antibiotics is a real problem, a problem that they should be aware of. ...Read more

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Hi my son is 6 months old and he have a runny nose cough and sneeze what can I do?Thank you

Hi my son is 6 months old and he have a runny nose cough and sneeze what can I do?Thank you

1st,Symptomatic care: Runny noses are very common during baby's first year. Most often these are of viral origin, which are self-limited. Usually saline drops and gentle suction are adequate for symptomatic relief. However, if baby displays fussiness, fever, sleeplessness, worsening cough, or diarrhea then concerns of possible ear or throat infection must be considered, triggering a call to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I had a fever yesterday with a runny nose, coughing. Today I have a headache anf a cough. Please help i feel terrible.

I had a fever yesterday with a runny nose, coughing. Today I have a headache anf a cough. Please help i feel terrible.

To Do's: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Home you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Been sick now knot in neck! swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Been sick now knot in neck! swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help.Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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My two year has a runny nose, cough and now a swollen hard tummy. What should I do?

My two year has a runny nose, cough and now a swollen hard tummy. What should I do?

Symptoms: The runny nose and cough are common, but the swollen hard tummy is not. If the child is vomiting or has a fever, I would get checked. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough - coughing up mucus- for 2 weeks and now I also have a runny nose. Cough syrup helps a little bit. Is this just a cold?

I've had a bad cough - coughing up mucus- for 2 weeks and now I also have a runny nose. Cough syrup helps a little bit. Is this just a cold?

Probable bronchitis.: You probably have bronchitis. If you have only a low-grade fever, it is probably viral so antibiotics are not useful. If your symptoms are improving, you would need symptomatic relief only and you should see it resolve over the next few days. If your symptoms are worsening, see your doctor. You could also have residual bronchospasm best treated w/ inhalers that your doc can prescribe. ...Read more

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The last 3 days, my 7mo olds head feels really hot, highest temp read 100.9. Runny nose, cough, spitting up more than normal. Would it be teething?

The last 3 days, my 7mo olds head feels really hot, highest temp read 100.9. Runny nose, cough, spitting up more than normal. Would it be teething?

Not teething: If these symptoms have lasted for more than 3 days, then it is probably not teething. Teething symptoms typically do not include a cough, runny nose and excessive spitting up. Teething symptoms can include a low grade fever (less than 100.7) however it should not last for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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My 32 mths old son seems very tired for 1 week and now has runny nose cough and 100.3 F fever for 1 day is it smthng to worry or possibly just a virus?

My 32 mths old son seems very tired for 1 week and now has runny nose cough and 100.3 F fever for 1 day is it smthng to worry or possibly just a virus?

It certainly: could be a virus, but he should be checked by his doctor if he hasn't already been. If he's been checked already, please contact his doctor to find out next steps. ...Read more

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I have a cold. runny nose. cough. and fever 100.2. I also have ra. what should I do?

I have a cold.  runny nose. cough. and fever 100.2.  I also have ra. what should I do?

Rest/fluids: Take care of yourself by drinking plenty of fluids and resting. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and body aches. You can take robitussin for the cough. If you get a higher fever or new or worsening symptoms see a doctor. As long as it just appears to be a cold virus supportive and symptomatic care is all there is to do. ...Read more

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4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

Consult doctor: Your 4 years old may be having flu with cough and running nose,but neck pain when looking down may be muscular pain ,injury to neck or any infection causing pain . He needs to be examined by your doctor for flu or another infection ,to rule out meningitis . ...Read more

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Stuffy ears that won't pop with runny nose & cough? For about 1-2wks now. Not extreme pain (0-2). Affects 1 ear then goes over to the next. Help!?

Stuffy ears that won't pop with runny nose & cough? For about 1-2wks now. Not extreme pain (0-2). Affects 1 ear then goes over to the next. Help!?

Runny nose: Your runny nose is causing some swelling in the back of your nose, near the opening of the eustachian tube, the tube that connects your nose and your ears. Usually related to cold or upper respiratory infection or even sinus infection. Try some nasal saline irrigation to clear out the mucous. Can also try an antihistamine, if allergies. If bacterial infection, you probably need to see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

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