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What Can Igive My Asthmatic Son For Nose Comgestion
Saline vs decongest.: Most pediatricians would recommend saline nasal drops and the tincture of time. If the symptoms persist then an exam and discussion of triggers such as infection or allergy should be done. Some physicians would consider infant doses of decongestants with a discussion of potential side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See md: It is not good to give antibiotics if he does not have bacterial infection. It could be a viral infection. I suggest you see your pediatrician to get better idea ...Read more
My 3 years old daughter have nasal congestion and sneezing no fever ..what to do for nasal congestion??.. albuterol sulfate is fine? So she can sleep
Nasal wash/saline: Albuterol sulfate has no value to a kid with a congested nose or sneezing.Any improvement you may have seen from a neb treatment would be from the moisture thinning her mucus.Most cases are aggravated by airborne irritants like dust, fumes or fragrances. Washing the irritants from the inside of her nose reduces her bodies reaction to them. Thus reducing the swelling & extra drainage they trigger ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relieve symptoms: The over the counter cough preparations for toddlers are not very effective and there are potential side effects. Monitoring his temperature, treating fever and reporting the fever to your pediatrician, keeping him well hydrated and nasal saline drops/humidifiers may help. Most viral infections last no longer than 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it Allergy?: Although it's not impossible, it is unusual for infants that age to have seasonal allergies. It usually requires that there would have been prior exposure to the same allergens in the past; even in the most genetically likely children (ie both parents have allergies). Last time the current allergies were out there, your baby wasn't born yet. Make sure that's the reason for the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below:: The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup. In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist. ...Read more
Nothing: If you think your three week old is sick, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
No meds: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough& produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?
What should I give my two year old son who has nose congestion (can't breathe through his nose). I want to help that mainly.
Nasal wash: Many 2yo will seek out & get into all sorts of exposures & have respiratory congestion from inhaled irritants on upper respiratory infections.A nasal wash out using liberal amounts of otc saline spray can do wonders. Vaporizers are helpful sometimes but avoid vick's additives in small kids.I consider this air pollution & a throwback to indian sweat lodges, the fragrence can aggravate the problem, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 9 months and I can tell he has allergies due to watering of eyes and sneezing and running nose. What can I give him?
My 15 month old son have very stuffy nose and sneezing sometime with lots of mucus .. I know I can't give him any medication ... Kindly Advice ?
Stuffy nose: Steam works great . Stand while holding him near the hot shower . It will help also if you use nasal saline drops. ...Read more
Comfort/ observation: The average 5mo with fever & cough has a mild self limited illness.He will key off your body language to remain either calm or afraid. Nasal wash with saline will reduce the congestion & cough.Using a humidifier helps if the heat is on . If you observe a decline in his activity/fluid intake etc a call to the service is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 week old baby has a congested nose and cough. His doctor only prescribed nasal drops but nothing for the cough. What can I give him?
Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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