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Suggest treatment for running nose in a child

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 1975 Questions

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: my 6 yr. old child is having running nose Since two days.This state keeps on re -occurring.Running nose is more severe in the morning.Today morning some blood also came along with the mucus.
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most likely due to allergy

Detailed Answer:

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Recurrent nasal discharge us common in allergic rhinitis.Here giving anti allergic like chlorpheniramine with decongestant like pseudo ephedrine combination helps.Also nasal decongestant drops may be needed.Small amount of blood can be there due to minor trauma.
I won't get worried if bleeding was not severe and if it has stopped now.
I would request you to consult an ENT specialist for clinical examination and also for long term treatment if needed any.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar 28 minutes later
Dear sir,
this is definitely allergic.even i have the same problem and my mother too .
sir suggest me something tht can make his immune system strong.
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Avoidance of allergens is the best preventive measure

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up

In view of positive family history the suspicion gets strong regarding the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.
Here avoidance of allergens like dust,smoke,pets,insects or other suspected food items is the most important preventive measure.
Giving combination of anti allergic like cetrizine with long acting agent which prevents recurrence like montelukast for long duration helps.
Some of these children are prone to develop allergic skin disease or airway problem later on.
You may get him investigated for serum IgE level which is raised in allergic condition to get a clue to the diagnosis.
Nothing special is needed to increase the immunity as this is not a state of immunodeficiency.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more doubt.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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