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Falling Waters, WV
A 28-year-old female asked:

Should i take my two year old to the doc if he has yellowish green snot? no fever, and he has been sleeping through the night, occasional dry cough

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Cough: The most common diagnosis, given the symptoms you describe, is a viral illness. These often make a child uncomfortable, but are ultimately harmless. However, if the symptoms persist for more than a few days, even if he is comfortable, it's worth a look by your doctor. Additionally, if anything else changes (ie: fever, decreased appetite, irritability, unable to sleep at night), have him checked.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2013


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