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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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A post-mortem showed that Mr Freeman had died from septicaemia after becoming infected with the bacteria that causes pasteurellosis, which is known as rabbit flu or snuffles.
He was a healthy baby and there hadn't been any problems, although he had the snuffles.
Poor little Holly developed kitten flu at just a few weeks old which has left her with the snuffles and poor eye sight in one eye.
Best Newcomer - a hedgehog: Weird snuffles in the night frightened the life out of us but turned out to be a gardener's friend.
The son of Grand Lodge has not been seen since a successful debut over five furlongs at Newmarket in April, but Loder said: "He's in good form and, although he missed out a few weeks owing to some coughs and snuffles, I was content to wait because I always felt he'd appreciate a mile.
A MANY people think that a rabbit with the snuffles will quickly get over it.
SNUFFLES the dog can't sniff out a home - because of his double nose.
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.
A: YOUR rabbit could be suffering from a respiratory disease commonly known as snuffles, which is caused by a bacteria found in the respiratory tract.