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Morton, MS
A 24-year-old female asked about a female:

2yr old has nasal mucus that went from clear to thick yellow,now it is clear w/ light yellow.been 7 days. sinus infection or cold? let it run coarse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The nasal mucous will color over time from the normal germs that live on the membrane walls.The color means less than the 2yo's pattern of daily activities. If the kid is playful.eating normally and not bothered that it should clear on its own.If the kid's feeds are off, play is less and she is running fever, it deserves a visit.
Last updated Apr 24, 2016


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