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Infant, congested nose early morning. Taking Sinarest. Any side effects?

Hi My son is 4 months old and is having congsted nose , this generally happens at early morning hours when he is sleeping (2-3 AM). The doctor has prescribed Sinarest AF drops, 6 drops/3 times in a day for 5-7 days. Is it ok for us to go ahead with this, my concern is that I hope it is not an antibiotic medication and will not have any side effetcs on my child. Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello from HCM,

Thanks for your query. Sinarest AF drops are a combination of an antihistamine and decongestant. Antihistamine are used to reduce itching, sneezing, watering of nose and decongestant to reduce the congestion of the nose. Your child is probably suffering from a viral/ allergic rhinitis and hence will not need antibiotics. You can safely use the drops for 5 days. Prolonged usage is avoided due to its ability to cause rebound congestion. Hope this answers your question.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Indu Kumar's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

Your doctor didn't prescribed antibiotics probably due to the fact that he found clear chest and throat.
Running nose is usually due to viral cause and it is self limiting .It can be managed with antihistaminic and side effects are drowsiness, dry moth etc.
It should not cause much concern.

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Dr.Indu Bhushan
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