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19 mos old with runny nose for one month

It all started with cold and fever which are long gone by now but she has a constantly congested nose that sometimes runs clear and causes cough during nap and night sleep. Thhe doc said it might be allergy

Any suggestions?
 
  Bublik on 2010-12-03
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Well, yesterday and today the running nose is worse. Cough is worse also, and this morning she was a little hot so I think very light fever. Any suggestions?
We were prescribed a drug that will dry her up and reduces coughing reflex but it will not cure only eleviate symptoms temporarily
 
Bublik 8 years ago
Anyone has any suggestion?
 
Bublik 8 years ago
I am happy to help you out. Do you understand what kind of information you need to give to a homoeopathy to aid in a sucessful prescription? You should probably follow these links to familiarize yourself with the homoeopathic process.

http://www.drluc.com/lecture-five.html

http://www.simillimum.com/education/homoeo-faq/index.php
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
brisbanehomoeopath, Thank you very much for your reply and the links. I read those Q&A. I'm a little familiar with homoepathy and would answer any qyuestions. Please let me know how to get started.

Here is some information about my daughter.
Female, 19 months old.
Developed runny nose late October which doesn’t go away. In the last month, it got a little better and then worse again.
We saw her pediatric doctor one month ago as she was running fever of about 102F and there was discharge from her ears. Dr. said that it is possibly an ear infection but might be just ear wax. We did not give her antibiotics and ears cleared on its own. She is also teething currently. She is cutting bottom first molars. I think it adds to her discomfort. She is usually a happy and energetic child but also gets cranky episodes and becomes clingy. I think she is not feeling well. Since she is not talking yet I can only judge visually. She has blocked nose that mostly runs clear. Twice she had yellowish-greenish discharge. Sometimes her eyes look puffy and sometimes i can see bluish circles under her eyes. She also has bad breath that I attributed to teething. It is not always there, but on many days.
She is usually a great eater but some days in the last month she will refuse food and eat only fruit or berries.
From life changes, she started a part-time daycare in mid-October. She does not protest when I drop her off there but is very withdrawn in her behavior.
Other things that might matter is that she has a habit of touching her face to self-soothe. For example when falling asleep. Also she often wants to touch my bellybutton. she will come over and ask for 'Tummy'. She also likes to pick at it to calm down.

Please let me know what other information i need to provide.
Thank you
 
Bublik 8 years ago
Please let me know if anyone has advise? My daughter was just diagnosed with a right ear infection and give antibiotics prescription. any alternatives?
 
Bublik 8 years ago
I am sure our brisbanehomoeopath
will respond soon to extend his professional help.
 
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Ok still probably not quite enough to go on. Any symptom should be expanded as much as possible in these ways - What happens, Where does it happen, When does it happen, How does it happen, What aggravates it, What triggers it, What makes it better, What makes it go away, What else occurs at the same time?



Describe her nature more now that she is sick - I am more interested in the change that has occured since she first got sick. All sorts of observations and fine details help here.

What other kinds of health issues has she had since birth?

Describe more on withdrawn.

How is her sleep?

Does she perspire much? If so where and when?

What odour does she or her discharges have?

Describe this picking at the face more.

What is the smell of the bad breath?

What was her birth like?

What was the pregnancy like? Please describe any ailments you had, and your mood or stresses during this time?

What kinds of illnesses appear to run in the family?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
I appreciate your patience with me. I'm trying to be more detailed. Please let me know if there is anything else i need more details around.

Here are my answers:

Describe her nature more now that she is sick - I am more interested in the change that has occurred since she first got sick. All sorts of observations and fine details help here.
First we noticed clear runny nose at the end of October. Her mood was fine and she behaved as usual. One day she came from daycare and developed fever. I attributed that to usual cold. At that time she had been very tired and only wanted to lie down and sleep. In three days she was her usual self with runny nose.
She also developed cough caused by nasal discharge down her throat. She will be a chirpy and happy child during day with occasional cough. At night aftger about 4 hours of sleep she develops has a coughing bout for 30 mins to 1 hour and then settles and sleeps again. In the morning she will try to cough up the mucous again and twice she threw up doing that.
The nasal congestion got progressively worse and she would cough more and more during day. We took her to pedi a couple of times and last Wednesday the doctor found ear infection in her right ear. Strangely enough, my daughter did not seem to have any ear pain or ear discomfort.
From her behavior it seemed like she has tooth ache as she puts her hands and various objects in her mouth.
Another thing I noticed is that she started to fall more. She has been walking since 11 mos of age and very stable for a long time but recently she seemed more off balance and would run into furniture or fall more than earlier.

She is cries more, especially when we do not understand what exactly she wants. For example, she’ll sit down for dinner and when we serve her, she would break down crying as if this is not what she expected. She would refuse food but always loves fruit, grapes, oranges, kiwi. Her appetite is best in the morning and gets worse towards the end of day. She might go to bed without dinner.
Still loves her milk bottle and never refuses it.

As of yesterday evening, her mood improved significantly. She laughs more. This night slept without the coughing bout.

What other kinds of health issues has she had since birth?
She was a very healthy child overall. We only visited doctor for regular monthly check ups, no sick visits until now. In infancy, before 3 mos of age, she cried a lot, possibly because of gas or reflux but this is just a guess, she has never been diagnosed with anything.

Describe more on withdrawn.
In day care she would just stand to the side and observe other kids play, never join them. She will never initiate interaction with other child but reciprocates when other baby wants to play with her. Usually just wants to be on the sidelines. Loves to sit in teacher’s lap during story time.
Again, this is not typical of her at home at all. At home with any kids visiting she is interacting a lot, talking, sharing toys, etc. In day care, the teacher said that she never says a word while at home she is very talkative and has a large vocabulary for her age.

How is her sleep?
Sleeps well at night. Goes to bed at 7:30-8 and sleeps till about 6-6:30 in the morning. She might wake up for a minute but settles back without us going in.

Does she perspire much? If so where and when?
Does not perspire at home. She was sweating a lot during nap in daycare so that her hair and shirt will be wet. We attributed to that she was sleeping on a plastic mat. Started putting a blanket under and she is not perspiring as much.

What odour does she or her discharges have?
No odor from nose discharge. Very clear and no smell.

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Describe this picking at the face more.
She will pick at any bite, scratch, pimple till it bleeds, mostly when she is falling asleep and reading a book. Even if there is not anything on her face to pick at, she will just touch her cheeks.

What is the smell of the bad breath?
Occasionally her breath smells like from a person with bad dental hygiene, stale and rotten smell. I noticed only when her teeth are cutting through, otherwise no smell

What was her birth like?
Birth was very long, more than 24 hours. I did not use pain medication initially but at the end gave in. She was born healthy. I was 8 days past my due date. Overall labor was tiring but not traumatic at all.

What was the pregnancy like? Please describe any ailments you had, and your mood or stresses during this time?
Pregnancy was easy. The ailments I had - bad skin reaction around my eyes that was attributed to make up allergy first time. Had to take steroid medication to cure. Recurred several months later although I was not using make up anymore. Had to take steroids again. Then recurred just 3-4 weeks later. Took prednisone again. Overall was very happy and highly energetic during pregnancy except when had skin breakouts. At those times felt sad, and guilty about taking steroids when pregnant.

What kinds of illnesses appear to run in the family?
I have seasonal allergies. Mostly runny / congested nose and itchy eyes, scratchy throat. My mom, grandma had hypertension. My parents and I had thryroid issues (both of my parents thyroid was removed), mine is monitored. All hormone levels are fine, I have a few thyroid nodules. This is due to exposure to Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in late 1980s. I lived in Belarus at that time.
 
Bublik 8 years ago
Dear Bublik,

A couple of days ago, you posted as following.

'Please let me know if anyone has advise? My daughter was just diagnosed with a right ear infection and give antibiotics prescription. any alternatives?'

I have been feeling for the child and considering this therpay session may go for months....

I have a great respect for brisbanehomoeopath, I am sure he and you know the best actions to be taken for the child. But, for her suffering since one month, the following remedies come to mind, please consider.

1. SAMBUCUS 30C, 3 times a day, for one week.

2. Mephitis 30C, 3 times a day, for one week.

I hope and pray that you guys will not mind my suggestion as I have no problem with the on going questions and answers.

Many many prayers for the child.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 8 years ago
Nawaz,
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your advice. I will be going to the store to purchase what you suggested.
 
Bublik 8 years ago
I do not know what is going on. Yesterday evening and this morning my daughter was in a perfect mood and this afternoon she again has fever and acts very tired. Wants to lie down.
I would really appreciate advice
 
Bublik 8 years ago
Dear Bublik,

Sorry to know about the little poor girl what she is going thru? I believe, she caught pretty bad cold and did not get timely help. Her immune system appear to be pretty weak at the moment. I am sure you are giving her Children's TYLENOL as usual.

Please get the remedies ASAP. With the help, blessings and mercies of our creator, she will be healthy soon.

As you know, it is winter season now, it is easy to catch a cold even for young people. Please be patient, she will be OK.

With more prayers.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 8 years ago

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