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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry your little one is having nasal congestion and the medications your vet prescribed were not successful in resolving her signs.I can give you some guidelines to try for her to see if this resolves her symptoms but unfortunately with her age if there is no improvement then a repeat veterinary exam might be warranted. If it is only nasal congestion and no cough, discharge, nor energy/ appetite change you can request a nasal drop to help reduce her congestion. I typically will use a triple antibiotic with steroid eye drop in the nose twice daily off label in these situations to provide relief... there is a possibility that your vet will dispense this without requiring an exam since she has been seen for this recently.- Steam of the shower several times throughout the day in 10 minute intervals to dilate the nasal passages and provide relief- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to reduce the nasal congestion. May cause sedation and not effective in every patient so if there is no change with benadryl potentially try claritin at 0.25 mg/ pound daily as an alternative- A humidifier in the home or room that she tends to lay in will help act as a decongestantI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope she is feeling better soon!
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