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What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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What might be the cause of my all of a sudden sneezing and stuffy nose?

What might be the cause of my all of a sudden sneezing and stuffy nose?

Allergies: You could be in the presence of something you're allergic to. Many people are allergic to dust, pets, grasses, etc, your doctor may be able to help you narrow it down, and suggest treatments. ...Read more

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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What is the most likely diagnosis of running nose slight fever and productive cough?

What is the most likely diagnosis of running nose slight fever and productive cough?

Viral Infection: The most likely cause of a runny nose, cough, and fever is a viral infection. It is possible for these symptoms to be related to a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics, however most physicians will advise to wait 24-48 hours before considering prescribing and antibiotic in the absence of any other definitive symptoms that would suggest a bacterial infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person to cough up bloody flem after having a cold?

What are the causes of a person to cough up bloody flem after having a cold?

Cough: Sometimes forceful coughing can cause superficial blood vessels to rupture. Some infections are really irritating to the airway and leave it more susceptible to bleeding from the inflammation. In general, the cough and bloody expectorant should resolved or be resolving within a week of the infectious symptoms resolving. If you are concerned or symptoms don't resolve, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough. ?

What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough. ?

See Allergist: A cold is caused by a virus and is transient. Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an allergist for further workup and skin testing ...Read more

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My son keeps getting a cough from post nasal drip , the mucus is in the back of throat not the nose and it is affecting his speech, is this an allergy?

Post nasal drip: While post nasal drip can certainly cause cough, what's important to figure out is what is causing the post nasal drip. Allergies are one cause certainly and should be looked for. Allergy testing is available in various forms. Another common cause of post nasal drip is reflux. Primary lung problems like asthma can also present with cough. He needs to be evaluated to sort out his difficulties. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for bloody mucous out of nose and throat while having the flu?

What are the reasons for bloody mucous out of nose and throat  while having the flu?

Irritation: Your nose is irritated from the viral infection. The mucus membranes will become inflamed, dry, and crusty. Consequently , you will often have bloody mucus from the nose and bloody postnasal drainage into the throat. If nasal and sinus symptoms worsen , you may be developing a sinus infection that you will need to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What is a remedy for a sneeze that turns into a cough this is always followed by an annoying tickle and cough from the back of my throat?

Possible allergy: Typical allergy symptoms are itching, sneezing, post nasal drainage with cough and nasal congestion. If an antihistamine helps, this would support the idea that an allergy is present. An allergist can assist in identifying what the allergy is and provide additional treatment options if necessary. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of a child having nose bleeds and vomiting at the same time?

What can be the causes of a child having nose bleeds and vomiting at the same time?

Sinusitis: I have seen children with epistaxis due to the irritation of the nasal passages with sinusitis; they also vomit because of the mucous they are swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nasal allergy in a 8 month old baby my bub keeps getting frequent throat and ear infections antibiotics is not helping him?

What are the symptoms of nasal allergy in a 8 month old baby my bub keeps getting frequent throat and ear infections antibiotics is not helping him?

Culture/Immune w/u: Frequent ear throat infections may be related to a variety of causes. Viruses will not be treated by the antibiotics. Some bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotics. If your child has reflux, aspiration into the nasal passages can lead to congestion and infections. Additionally, evaluation for allergies/immune deficiencies can be ordered by your doctor. Prmg resp fax us 858 259 9689 rev records. ...Read more

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What could be a reason for chronic congestion of nose and throat. I occosionally also have blood with mucous through mouth. ?

What could be a reason for chronic congestion of nose and throat. I occosionally also have blood with mucous through mouth.


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Several things: A chronic smoker can do this. Are you are user of nasal spray such as decongestant.? do you work in a dirty , smoky or dusty environment. All of these are way to have this occur. Need to talk to your ENT. ...Read more

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I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

HealthTap Prime...: If you connect with one of the HealthTap physicians in your area, you can discuss this in some detail over HealthTap Prime or through the Concierge service. A severe sore throat with trouble swallowing and fever should have abscess of tonsils or strep throat ruled out. Abscess tends to be pain and swelling more on one side. Antibiotics may be needed in your case, but this could also be viral. ...Read more

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What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

Check bedroom: Hi emily. There may be something in the bedroom that is an allegan. That can include your bedding, a feaher pillow or feather or wool blanket. Since the cough has been going on for a month, i would check your heating system. You may need to replace the filter, or clean the humidefier if you are using a humidifer or vaporizer make sure you clean them. Hopefully, symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure behind eyes and in temples, post nasal drip but no cough or runny nose. Start of a cold or an could it be an allergy?

Sinus pressure behind eyes and in temples, post nasal drip but no cough or runny nose. Start of a cold or an could it be an allergy?

Sinus disease: It sounds like you have sinus disease. This could be sinusitis (inflammation or infection of the sinuses), sinus congestion or it could be an early sign of a cold or allergy. You should see your primary doctor or ENT doctor for evaluation. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What could be causing a stuffy nose, a bad sense of smell and a slightly runny nose only in the morning?

What could be causing a stuffy nose, a bad sense of smell and a slightly runny nose only in the morning?

Allergies?: It could be allergies, or dry air in your environment. Try to get rid of any potential allergens and keep air somewhat moist in house if it is dry. Use allergenic mattress pad and wash all sheets in high temp and change pillows. Vacuum, dust, any pets? ...Read more

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What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

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I'm have severe nasal congestion as a result of my cold.I've used so many nasal spray, rynex, and more.But nothing helps and I can't sleep cause of it?

I'm have severe nasal congestion as a result of my cold.I've used so many nasal spray, rynex, and more.But nothing helps and I can't sleep cause of it?

So many nasal sprays: maybe that's the problem, if overuse nasal decongestant sprays, you may develop rebound congestion, besides it might not only be congestion, bacterial infection may need antibiotics, and perresistant inflammation may need steroids, local or systemic, so better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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