A member asked:

How can i tell the difference between chest congestion and congestion in ears, nose, and throat. 4 y/o cough sounds more congested. concerned 4 pneumo?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Martin answered

Specializes in ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

Postnasal drip would be the big differentiator. If the child is sniffing and stuffy, i would guess it is coming from the nose. If the nose is clear, consider seeing the pediatrician about bronchitis.

Answered Jan 22, 2020



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Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Pulling on ears= ear pain runny/ mucus in nose/ mouth breathing= nasal congestion a baby can have any combination of these symptoms with or without a fever , and have pneumonia.If looks and acts sick, not eating/drinking normally/not alert...U must take to the doctor.

Answered Jan 16, 2015



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