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A 41-year-old male asked about a 1-year-old male:

my 18 month old son has a leaky nose and cough for the last week. the nose liquid is clear and the cough seems to be dry. what can i do to help him?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your child's illness are not given including presence of fever, further characteristics of the nasal discharge and cough, wheezing, past medical history, and more. Both viruses and bacteria can cause these symptoms but are treated differently. OTC meds are not recommended without further evaluation. Given his young age, see your doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Arthi Khazanchi
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cold symptoms : he may have upper respiratory infections. Keep him well hydrated to help his body to fight infection. give him honey & tea for symptomatic relief ( since he is > 1 year old). Sometimes sitting for a few minutes in a steamy bathroom after a shower can help thin out the mucous and soothe the throat. If there is any kind of distress especially respiratory or high fever or worsening symptoms t

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Last updated Aug 21, 2017

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