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Fever And Runny Nose In Toddler
Common cold: If the fever is not high, and they do not have difficulty breathing, then keep them comfortable and well hydrated and let it runs its course. Most colds resolve within a few days. If they have high fever and/or difficulty breathing and/or they develop other symptoms, then they should be seen for an evaluation by their pediatrician or hospital emergency room depending on availability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like a cold: This is pretty typical as the early signs of a URI in an infant. As long as they stay on their regular pattern of activities including feeding & rest, this can be monitored. If the infants playful activities decline, feeding drops off & or they have obvious breathing difficulty, an evaluation is warrented. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies: I hate to say it, but itching/sneezing/runny nose, provided you're not sick at the time with a viral infection, is usually the result of environmental or seasonal allergies. Even if you've never had them before, you can actually develop allergies at any age, though don't give up hope as you can lose them too. It's worth checking your environment; any new exposures that could account for this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler is 1yrs old started with a stuffy nose then turned into fevers and running nose and stinky breath is it teething or throat infection?
Common cold: Allergy is not associated with fever, unless you develop a complication, such as an ear infection. Your symptoms suggest a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). You should rinse your nose with a saline spray, an otc decongestant spray (oxymetazoline=afrin) for 4-5 days, a lozenge such as cepacol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil). No better in 5 days - see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 22 month is running a fever of 100.8, coughing til he vomits, runny and stuffy nose, irritable.
Common cold: This sounds like a typical URI in a child. Might become concerned if they are sleeping excessively, confused or not eating normally. My advice is given with the admonishment that if you have any doubts you should have your baby seen by a pediatrician or your family doctor. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck and hope they are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus: Probable viral infection that may last as ling as 5-7 days.But consult your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
My son has a horrible runny nose and is stuffed up. Eyes are watering. Sneezing and coughing. Vaporizer, suction not working?
Allergies likely: Sounds like fairly typical allergy symptoms. A cold(uri) and allergy can be very similar, but a cold lasts 5-7 days and you feel more sick. Allergies last much longer, like for an entire season, or year round. You don't feel quite as ill with allergies. Consider trying otc antihistamines appropriate for the age of your child. You may need to see pediatrician. ...Read more
Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.
Viral syndrome: Your child likely has a viral infection which may develop a secondary bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis. Keep her warm and well hydrated. May use OTC flu symptom relief; however, I would recommend consulting her pediatrician for a definitive evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms do not improve significantly in 24 hours. ...Read more
I was sick with flu A, fever of 102.3 , stuffy nose chills headache fatigue runny nose throat problems vomiting, now body temp 95.4 severe stomach?
All can be seen: With a bad case of influenza. It really comes down to are you able to keep up with oral intake, try to focus on low sugar electrolyte replete solutions like pedialyte or low calorie gatorade, but also how severe you pain is. If you are unable to keep hydrated and/or the pain is severe, go to the ER. You many need IV fluids and to be monitored for a very short period of time and/or pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 month old diagnosed with ear infection.Has a fever and runny nose. Only seems to have the runny nose when her fever is high Is this common?
There is a lot: Of possibilities with those symptoms and the winter weather is not helping. You may have sinus infection throat infection, allergies .Flu or just a viral illness. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets complicated. Still proper diet, plenty of liquids and bed rest is very important. ...Read more
Child has cough, congestion, stuffy/runny nose, fever (101.5), headache, body ache and is red and swollen under the eyes, should I take him to the Dr?
Yes, if concerned: This sounds a lot like the flu/influenza- if your child is not eating or drinking normally then yes it would be good to see your doctor. Also if the fever has lasted more than 5 days or your child seems very tired/sleepy then see your doctor The doctor may not give you any medicine but will look for serious issues and give you peace of mind on what to expect ...Read more
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