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    Constant runny nose
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    doanemir posted:
    New 8 month old has always had a runny nose and now she has developed a cough from what we assume is post nasal drip. We've done the nebulizer which broke up the congestion in her chest, but it's been a month and she still has the cough. Do babies have allergies? Benadryl doesn't seem to work and the cough is keeping her awake at night so she's missing a lot of sleep. Can babies be tested for allergies? Any ideas on what else it could be?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi doanemir,

    Babies can have allergies, to both things in the environment or food. Have you spoken with your doctor about her symptoms and the possibility of allergies? Your daughter's pediatrician will best know how to proceed with determining if this cough and runny nose is a result of allergies and will hopefully provide you with something to give her relief from these symptoms. Here are some things that you can try to ease her congestion. You will also want to rule out whooping cough if your daughter has any of the symptoms listed in the above link. Please let us know how she is doing!

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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