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Hello my two year old daughter has had a fever since yesterday morning and also a runny nose and nasty cough. Idk what to do now please help?

Hello my two year old daughter has had a fever since yesterday morning and also a runny nose and nasty cough. Idk what to do now please help?

A child with a fever: Needs to be seen at the doctors' office. If the fever persists, or if your child is lethargic then this can be an urgent problem. If your child is not lethargic and is eating then you can wait and see in the morning. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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My 2 year old has a terrible loud dry cough but no fever or runny nose. He plays and eats well. Could it be croup and if so, what should I do?

My 2 year old has a terrible loud dry cough but no fever or runny nose. He plays and eats well. Could it be croup and if so, what should I do?

Mgt.: A croupy cough is usually caused by a viral illness and has a characteristic barky quality.
Other causes of his cough include a foreign body with or without an observed choking episode.
Please see your acute care physician right away and call your PCP. ...Read more

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2 year old has a really bad cough, wheezing, fever on n off, runny nose, n vomits sometimes. Inhaler helps breathing but cough very bad please help..

2 year old has a really bad cough, wheezing, fever on n off, runny nose, n vomits sometimes. Inhaler helps breathing but cough very bad please help..

See doctor!: Your child must be seen right away by a doctor before the difficulty breathing gets worse. The cough and wheezing may be evidence of severe asthma, which can be life-threatening if untreated! ...Read more

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My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. ...Read more

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2yr old with low grade fever 100.6 for 4 days? Cough! Runny nose! Common cold? Nothing to worry about?

2yr old with low grade fever 100.6 for 4 days? Cough! Runny nose! Common cold? Nothing to worry about?

Probably...: ...But if the fevers continue for longer than a week and are rising, if something changes like difficulty breathing, vomiting, or pain, then he needs to be seen by his doctor. Keep him really well hydrated, and beyond that supportive care (rest, fluids, etc.) is usually enough. ...Read more

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About 1 week ago my 2yr old had a fever for 3 days. Now she has a really bad cough with flem + a runny nose. It seems to be getting worse not better!

About 1 week ago my 2yr old had a fever for 3 days. Now she has a really bad cough with flem + a runny nose. It seems to be getting worse not better!

Common: The virus is spreading down to the airways. She might have a viral pneumonia and chest x-ray would be warranted. Visit your physician for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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2 yr old, rash on cheeks on 2/1/17 (image in file). Subsided next day. Skin a bit scaly. Had runny nose and cough before rash, no fever. 5th disease?

2 yr old, rash on cheeks on 2/1/17 (image in file). Subsided next day. Skin a bit scaly. Had runny nose and cough before rash, no fever. 5th disease?

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2 yo with fever cough runny nose two ear infect strep n flu - grabbing neck what are signs of meninjitis? Cvc was normal as well y neck grabbing?

2 yo with fever cough runny nose two ear infect strep n flu - grabbing neck what are signs of meninjitis? Cvc was normal as well y neck grabbing?

Various: There are various signs of meningitis. Pain when moving the neck, lisltlessness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and headaches (of course headaches would not be something a 2 yo would verbalize). Grabbing the front ofbreast the neck could be a sign of a sore throat perhaps due to strep. If you suspect meningitis call your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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2 yr old son, 103.9f fever 1 day, runny nose, occasional cough, red throat. Flu test negative. Dr said viral but gave antibiotic. What's his sickness?

2 yr old son, 103.9f fever 1 day, runny nose, occasional cough, red throat. Flu test negative. Dr said viral but gave antibiotic. What's his sickness?

Not sure.........: With a history of one day of fever runny nose and cough, this sounds very viral. I am not sure why your son was given an antibiotic--a throat swab was not done to consider strep throat, the only throat infection for which an antibiotic would be given, ...Read more

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2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night. Eats/plays normal. No fever, or runny nose, no wheezing. Throat irritated from cough. Allergies? Doc visit?

2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night. Eats/plays normal. No fever, or runny nose, no wheezing. Throat irritated from cough. Allergies? Doc visit?

This could be: Allergies, but I would recommend a visit to her doctor. With a cough for 4 weeks, she should be examined, so that the proper diagnosis can be made and proper treatment ordered if needed. ...Read more

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What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?

What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?

Lots of things: There are a variety of homeopathic meds that are safe and helpful in two year olds with colds. See your local health food store or whole foods. Vicks vapor rub is old, tried and true, and helpful with nasal congestion. Saline drops in the nose followed by suction can help. Yes, you can give fever reducer too. However, if you're looking for cold meds like adults use (nyquil etc.), forget it. ...Read more

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Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.

Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.

How high?: If the fever is under 102, it is likely a viral infection. Another explanation would be that the antibiotic used for the prior infection is not the right one. ...Read more

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Two-year old female with a fever runny nose and watery eyes?

Two-year old female with a fever runny nose and watery eyes?

Virus: Probable viral infection that may last as ling as 5-7 days. But consult your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a fever with a clear runny nose. What could be causing her fever & should I get her checked out?

My 2 year old has a fever with a clear runny nose. What could be causing her fever & should I get her checked out?

Likely a cold.: Add in a little cough, a little fussiness... And you've got a cold. No need for antibiotics. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, keep them inside, allow for lots of sleep and rest. If no improvement in 2-3 days and still with fever, you can get them checked out by their doctor. Sooner if they're looking much sicker. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 2 year old granddaughter has a fever along with watery eyes and a runny nose. What should I give her?

My 2 year old granddaughter has a fever along with watery eyes and a runny nose. What should I give her?

Give love and soup!: You don't actually need to give her anything. If her fever is under 104 and she is drinking ok and not complaining of pain, it is really better to let her run the fever to help fight her infection. With the runny nose, there are not alot of great helpful meds for a 2 y/o. As helpful is humidity, fluids (good ole chicken soup) and the cuddle of someone to let her know you are there for her. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had a fever for 2 days, infrequent urination, a runny nose for a week and now her eyes are red and leaking mucus. What could it be?

My 2 year old has had a fever for 2 days, infrequent urination, a runny nose for a week and now her eyes are red and leaking mucus. What could it be?

Likely virus: These symptoms are common problems which happen when children catch a virus (a "cold"), especially in the winter-time. Children can catch cold viruses several times a year. They usually last only a few days. If they last a long time or happen quite often talk to your daughter's doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a fever, cough and runny nose what should I do? Rush him to the doctor or try to break whatever it is?

Comfort measures: The average 3yo will have 5 respiratory & 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr. Many will have fever/most will self heal. Fever is not the enemy it is a signal that a kids system is trying to make the body too hot for germs to reproduce. It also increases blood flow & allows the immune system to kick in faster. If the kid is hydrated enough to pee every 6 hrs he can wait overnight & be reassessed in the am. ...Read more

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3 year old has a dry raspy cough. No fever and has a good appetite she has a good appetite and in good spirits. Has a little runny nose?

3 year old has a dry raspy cough. No fever and has a good appetite she has a good appetite and in good spirits. Has a little runny nose?

Cough treatment: Use bulb syringe to get rid of mucus in nose, then use salt water nose drops 4times daily take her in wash room and turn on hot shower. Let her breath in hot steam have her sleep with vaporizer. Elevate mattress. Use vapo rub on chest. Push fluids but avoid milk. ...Read more

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My three year old daughter has had a persistent dry cough and minimal runny nose without a fever.

Possible allergies.: If your daughter is having recurrent symptoms with out fevers and signs of acute infection she is most likely having recurrent allergic symptoms. I would rec using saline nose drops for nasal hygiene.
Take some loratidine otc, and look for signs of improvement.
If nothing changes in 3-4 weeks then talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My one year old has a fever, runny nose, and a cough but she eats and play normally she just won't drink milk. What can this be?

My one year old has a fever, runny nose, and a cough but she eats and play normally she just won't drink milk. What can this be?

Viral infection: Monitor her symptoms, they may resolve within a couple of days as they may be from a virus. Give her other fluids, water, rice milk or soy milk until she drinks the milk again, it may be too thick and bothers her throat. ...Read more

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4 year old boy has a fever, 38-38.8 only respond to Nurofen and for panadol (acetaminophen) fever not going down. He had cough/ runny nose for couple of days.

See Your Doctor Now: Fever is an indicator of infection which can have numerous causes. Young children are particularly vulnerable to serious complications. Be aware that children have limited communication skills. Cues that identify significant illness can be missed, leading to delayed medical care. This can have disastrous consequences. See your doctor now for prompt, correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a runny nose its clear and cough, and fever 102.6. Not sure if its allergies or a cold. What should I do? Allergy medicine?

My 3 year old has a runny nose its clear and cough, and fever 102.6. Not sure if its allergies or a cold. What should I do? Allergy medicine?

Likely a virus: A mild fever from allergies is possible but 102.6 is higher than I would expect. Most likely this is a viral illness and will resolve in 24-48 hours. If your child is complaining of headaches, sore throat or ear pain I would make an appointment with his/her doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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5 year old child has runny nose and cough for over 5 days. Should I give a cough suppressant or let it run its course? No fever and is acting fine.

5 year old child has runny nose and cough for over 5 days. Should I give a cough suppressant or let it run its course? No fever and is acting fine.

Cough: If it is not interfering with daily activities or sleep, is better not to use cough suppressants. If the cough is bad, you can use a teaspoon of delsym (dextromethorphan) every 12 hours. ...Read more

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My son will be 1 year old on 2/16/16. He started having a runny nose, congestion and a cough on Tuesday. No fever, clearish snot, and didn't seem to really be bothered by it until yesterday. I noticed that he's wheezing a little bit and I wasn't sure if I

My son will be 1 year old on 2/16/16. He started having a runny nose, congestion and a cough on Tuesday. No fever, clearish snot, and didn't seem to really be bothered by it until yesterday. I noticed that he's wheezing a little bit and I wasn't sure if I

Wheezing: Some viruses in infants are associated with wheezing, particularly the RSV virus. If he is working hard to breath, has poor PO intake of high fever, he should be checked. The treatment is symptomatic and involves keeping his nasal passages clear, elevating his head and making sure his room is not too hot or dry. All the best. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a runny tummy, runny nose, slight cough and low grade fever. Possible causes?

My 1 year old has a runny tummy, runny nose, slight cough and low grade fever. Possible causes?

Depends on how long: Most likely caused by a viral illness if symptoms have been there for less than 10-14 days. Keep your child hydrated by offering lots of fluids like water, pedialyte, diluted Gatorade. You can give acetaminophen for fever or discomfort. If symptoms longer than 10-14 days or fever longer than 5 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more