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Suggest Home Remedies For Runny Nose And Cold For Kids

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jan 2022
Question: Hi Sir
Could you please let us know if there are any home remedies for running nose and Cold for Kids(5 years) and adults(34 Years) it has been more than 3 days over but still Running Nose(Blocking Nose)
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation....

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Usually the cause of sudden cold and running nose is a viral infection which will resolve in 3-5 days. If symptoms worsens or if any member develop high grade fever, bacterial infection need to be ruled out. And bacterial infection will need antibiotics.

As far as home measures are concerned, I strongly recommend the use of steam inhalation. When done repeatedly (3-5 times a day), it provides benefits. Few drops of eucalyptus oils / menthol / vicks may be used in warm water before inhaling steam. It gives added benefits.
Besides steam inhalation, you may also try ginger tea.

Make sure you and the family member use warm water. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. And adhere to strict personal hygiene.

In addition to these, plenty of fluids. Fresh fruits and adequate rest will help the affected.

Hope this answered your question. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (35 minutes later)
Thanks for quick Reply.We had taken d-cold Tablet for Cold but from past 2days but haven't seen any much Improvement.
Also Sometimes Nose is getting Blocked too much.
We will follow as suggested by you.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation will benefit you...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As I mentioned earlier, usually symptoms are due to viral causes and it will resolve spontaneously in 3-5 days.

I understand the difficulty you could be facing. If the nose block doesn't get better with steam inhalation, you can try nasal decongestant drops for not more than 5 days. Decongestant drops like otrivin and otrivin XXXXXXX is available for adults and pediatric patients respectively.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (9 days later)
Thanks for the information.Sorry for delay in reply.Nose Blocking has gone but Still dry cough exist and early in the morning Ear will feel closed and will not able to listen anything for 30 minutes but will gradually goes away.
Does it is related to Cough what can be taken to aviod dry cough
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, the ear symptoms are related..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes, the ear clogging is related. All the symptoms will eventually go away with right treatment.

Before we discuss the treatment, I wish to know who is suffering from the symptoms. In our earlier discussion you mentioned the symptoms were for kids and an adult.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (12 hours later)
It is for My Sister whose age is 33.Now only problem she is facing is blocking of eras intermittently.Her Nose Block problem is not there but little Cough is there .
is it ok to taken ClearWax Ear drops for Nose blocking ?
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Apologies for the late reply.

It is not uncommon to have ear block and dry cough after a bout of upper respiratory infection. It should settle down. I don't think ear wax removal solution would help in this scenario.

She should continue steam inhalation. If she is ok taking medications she can try tab cetrizine once at night along with a cough syrup like syp tusq dx three times.

Besides chewing a gum will help her.

Hope this helped.

regards
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Brief Answer: Steam inhalation.... Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually the cause of sudden cold and running nose is a viral infection which will resolve in 3-5 days. If symptoms worsens or if any member develop high grade fever, bacterial infection need to be ruled out. And bacterial infection will need antibiotics. As far as home measures are concerned, I strongly recommend the use of steam inhalation. When done repeatedly (3-5 times a day), it provides benefits. Few drops of eucalyptus oils / menthol / vicks may be used in warm water before inhaling steam. It gives added benefits. Besides steam inhalation, you may also try ginger tea. Make sure you and the family member use warm water. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. And adhere to strict personal hygiene. In addition to these, plenty of fluids. Fresh fruits and adequate rest will help the affected. Hope this answered your question. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards