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Is it necessary to give nebulizer treatment for my child suffering from runny nose?

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1 year old baby having running nose since 3 days, climate is also little cold at nights. We are using Nasoclear drops and Citirizine drops (0.4 ml twice a day). Due to running nose,she is not sleeping well and eating food. Any advice to improve her condition. Do you suggest any Nebulizer treatment.
Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 24 hours later
Brief Answer: Nebulizer only if excessive secretions Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to health care magic. Running nose is usually viral and it is pretty common in this season. You need to continue saline drops for the nose and cetrizine drops orally. You can try steam inhalation ,plain steam only twice a day for few minutes. Nebulizer (saline nebulisation) is given if there are excessive secretions or whhezing or breathing difficulty. Cold should settle in a couple of days, do not worry . Regards Dr Arun
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