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What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?

What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?

No meds: Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years. For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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Sore throat for about a week and can feel the soreness up my neck/jaw line to my ear, recurring tonsil stones, stuffy nose. Anything serious?

Sore throat for about a week and can feel the soreness up my neck/jaw line to my ear, recurring tonsil stones, stuffy nose. Anything serious?

Tonsils: If this continues to recur or persist you should see an ENT specialist who will help resolve this condition. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat and a little bit of soreness, what to do?

Fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat and a little bit of soreness, what to do?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. If worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What are some of the over counter medicines i can take for soar throat no fever and stuffy nose?

What are some of the over counter medicines i can take for soar throat no fever and stuffy nose?

Sore throat: There's not a particular medicine available that will treat a sore throat's cause, so focus on symptom management. Tylenol/ibuprofen for pain, lozenges can help. ...Read more

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6 month old baby boy has stuffy nose and cold and not coughing though his tone has changed coz of this.not sure if he has sore throat.suggestions pls?

6 month old baby boy has stuffy nose and cold and not coughing though his tone has  changed coz of this.not sure if he has sore throat.suggestions pls?

Nasal congestion: A 6 month old baby with stuffy nose swallows his mucus from the nose, and sometimes the tissues around the vocal cords (voice box) swells a little, causing a change in his voice. Not really a sore throat. See this: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Children-and-Colds.aspx ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has a rash over her entire body. She had a fever, sore throat, stuffy nose and tender nodes in her neck last week. What to do?

My 6 year old daughter has a rash over her entire body. She had a fever, sore throat, stuffy nose and tender nodes in her neck last week. What to do?

Get her tested: Chances are she will feel better soon if you do nothing. However, this does sound like strep a & you have 8-10 days from the start of symptoms to identify & treat strep to stop the long term consequences. Rheumatic fever (injury to heart or brain) can quietly come ~a month down the road, kidney injury may already be in the works. Proper rx with abx can stop this before it starts, make the call. ...Read more

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I feel like coming down with something stuffy nose,soar throat oral temperature showing 98.1, ear temp showing 99.7 which one is more accurate?

I feel like coming down with something stuffy nose,soar throat oral temperature showing 98.1, ear temp showing 99.7 which one is more accurate?

Both normal: Both measurements showed temp around the normal range (even though the ear one may be borderline high). It is hard to say which one is more accurate since it depends on the quality of the instrument used and the way you use the instrument (whether correctly or not). You seem to be having a cold. ...Read more

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What can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

What can i take for sore throat cough stuffy nose?

My favorites: When I have those symptoms I take ibuprofen and dayquil / nyquil (generic is OK). ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore  throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

Anything OTC: Pretty much everything over the counter is fair game. Most decongestants are L1 or L2 meaning they are ok in lactation. If you have any questions or it's something a little off the beaten path, ask the pharmacist and they can give you the risks. Most medicines over the counter are fine, and all the decongestants are. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more