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What precautions for nose block and sneezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doc, my daughter 6 months old is getting nose blocked and is sneezing I need to take some precautions and start giving medicine?
Doctor :   Since when is she having these symptoms?
User :   since yes'day
Doctor :   Is she running fever?
User :   my 19 month old boy is undergoing mox+sinarest for bacterial throat infection
User :   no she is not running fever.
Doctor :   Is your daughter active otherwise and eating feeding well?
User :   yes, all other things seem good and she is feeding as well but there is sound in nose when she is breathing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she breathing hard?
Doctor :   and rapidly?
User :   not hard but just the nose gets phlem sometimes
User :   no not rapidly either
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does she have history of branchial asthma in the past?
User :   no this is the 1st time that she is having a cold kind of stuff
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Your daughter's symptoms are consistent with the features of upper respiratory tract infection,
Doctor :   There are 2 common causes for such inflammation.
Doctor :   1. Infection
Doctor :   2. Allergies
Doctor :   Since you report that your son is also suffering from an upper respiratory inflammation,
Doctor :   your daughter may have contacted the infection through your son.
Doctor :   The most common infection affecting young is a viral infection.
Doctor :   And they are self limiting illness.
Doctor :   Let me suggest you few measures that will help your daugther
User :   ok. So what do we do now? Start with some medicine from now on or wait?
Doctor :   1. You can use saline nasal drops
Doctor :   1 drop to be applied into each nostril thrice a day.
Doctor :   2. Avoid any cold food products
Doctor :   3. Proper and regular feeding
User :   ok. Saline drops is ok. She is exclusively on mothers feed as of now.
Doctor :   4. While feeding you need to remove the nasal secretions either using the drops or a sucker
Doctor :   This helps the baby to feed better.
Doctor :   You can repeat this process while your daughter goes to sleep too.
Doctor :   5. Watch out for few symptoms - fever, rashes, drowsiness,
User :   ok. doc. but that is a problem she is not sleeping much these days :o(
Doctor :   refusal to feed, increased breathing, breathing.
Doctor :   cough and so on.
User :   She has some cough...sometimes.
Doctor :   If such symptoms happen, your daughter needs antibiotics, which can be prescribed by a pediatrician.
Doctor :   Occasional cough is part of this upper respiratory inflammation and not a concern.
User :   ok.. Thanks Doc.
User :   Byre Bye
Doctor :   If the cough aggravates, breathing problems and fever develops, you need to see a doctor.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No. Thanks Doc.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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