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snuffles

 [snuf´l'z]
catarrhal discharge from the nasal mucous membrane in congenital syphilis in infants.

snuf·fles

(snŭf'ĕlz),
Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in the newborn infant, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.

snuffles

/snuf·fles/ (snuf´'lz) catarrhal discharge from the nasal mucous membrane in infants, generally in congenital syphilis.

snuffles

Etymology: D, snuffelen, to sniff
a nasal discharge in infancy characteristic of congenital syphilis. See also syphilis.

snuffles

Pediatrics Noisy breathing through a partially obstructed nasopharynx, accompanied by profuse, mucopurulent and hemorrhagic nasal discharge containing viable Treponema pallidum; snuffles may be seen in infants with early congenital syphilis manifest as syphilitic rhinitis; snuffles have also been described with trisomy 21–Down syndrome. See Congenital syphilis.

snuf·fles

(snŭf'ĕlz)
Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in the newborn infant, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.

snuffles

1. a disease of the upper respiratory tract of rabbits caused by infection with Pasteurella multocida and characterized by serous and then purulent discharge from the nostrils and eyes which cakes the insides of the forepaws. The rabbit also sneezes and coughs. Pneumonia is a common sequel.
2. chronic rhinitis and sinusitis in cats. Sometimes called chronic snuffles syndrome.

Patient discussion about snuffles

Q. When you get sick (runny nose, cold, cough) do you still workout?

A. Hmm, depending on how sick I am, I will usually just workout anyway. I feel it mentally helps me.

Q. I got runny nose every morning and in the evening. Never had this problem before. Worst still is gardening. Why why why?

A. I have Janet Craig, and Corn plan Draceanas, Spider Plants, Chinese Evergreen, Weeping Fig, Pothos,and Peace Lilly; plus others. The largest are the Draceanas and those named are supposed to be among the best at cleaning toxins from the air. They Rubber Plants are a good choice but I'm running out of room! Jade may want some company!

Q. When seasons change , a lot of people suffer of runny nose and other common allergy symptoms , why is it always like that when seasons change ?

A. Seasonal changes tend to cause a lot of allergic reactions, and that is a known fact with no known mechanism. It is thought that perhaps the more atopic (bound to have allergies) people are, and with an atopic family histroy, they will develope more allergies during seasonal changes. One theory is that the environmental allergens, such as flower seeds or particles, tend to be in a higher shift and so they are more "in the air". Others believe it has to do with viral infections.

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Vet Angela McAllister said Snuffles was a healthy animal other than the split between his nostrils, which would be fused together in other dogs.
Centre manager Sandra Lawton said: "We take in hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes but I have never seen anything quite like Snuffles.
A post-mortem revealed that Mr Freeman had died from septicaemia after becoming infected with the bacteria that causes pasteurellosis, which is known as rabbit flu or snuffles.
David Hargreaves wonderfully sniffs, snuffles and shuffles through his treatments as the mayhem rages and, among the great characters, Gabrielle Reidy stands out as straight-talking no-nonsense maid Tanny, who is sick of all the quacks.
Jenny, 11, is holding Snuffles and Andrew, nine, has Whiskers in his arms in the garden of their home in Ramsbottom, Lancs.
But this week a new survey suggests that the men in our lives have been getting a bad press when it comes to coping with the winter snuffles.
Dr Kevin Herbert, chairman of the Daventry and South Northamp-tonshire Primary Care Group, is advising people in the town to use medicine recommended by local pharmacists to beat the snuffles.
THE hayfever season is under way - and one in ten of us are already victims of the sneezes and snuffles.
His snuffles may just be a cold, but if your son is affected for more than a week, or is particularly bad on sunny days then it is probably hay fever.
Oranges: The tastiest fix of bacteria blasting vitamin C - ideal for staving off snuffles.