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Toddler with fever, runny nose, and watery eyes?

Toddler with fever, runny nose, and watery eyes?

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 more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Child coughing up green phlegm mean?

Child coughing up green phlegm mean?

Possible infection: May be a bacterial or a viral infection. Best to see your physician for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Runny nose, sneezing, slight cough and watery eyes in a baby?

Runny nose, sneezing, slight cough and watery eyes in a baby?

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 more

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Help 4 month old has mucus in his stools?

Help 4 month old has mucus in his stools?

Problem digesting: Sounds like a problem digesting whatever the milk is.Trying a different formula may help. ...Read more

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2month old baby has gunk in ear and runny nose with smelly snot?

2month old baby has gunk in ear and runny nose with smelly snot?

Needs to see doctor: Please take the baby to the pediatrician or to an urgent care right away. Young babies can get sick very fast, do not ignore this. Have the baby seen today. ...Read more

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Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?

Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?

More info: Seedy stools are typical of breast fed babies. Are you breastfeeding? Yellow in the eyes is also known as jaundice and can occur in breast fed babies, but is not typical for this age. Fussiness and constipation are not unusual either. Recommend you have your baby evaluated by his/her pediatrician, especially since you are noticing a yellow color to the eyes. ...Read more

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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Not uncommon: Try to suck out the snot with a bulb syringe. If the problem continues, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

See the doctor: I would take the worms in with the baby and have the baby checked soon. ...Read more

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In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

Coughing up yellow mucus strep?

Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doc. ...Read more

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My 7 month old girl has been running a fever, green runny nose, coughing up mucus, extra cranky & not sleeping well. Teething or somethmelse?

Something Else: While teething may cause a low grade fever and crankiness, it does not cause a green runny nose and coughing up mucus. I would bring your baby to their pediatrician asap, this is not teething. ...Read more

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Why does my 5 month old daughter have seedy mucus stool? Very runny and sometimes yellow.

Why does my 5 month old daughter have seedy mucus stool? Very runny and sometimes yellow.

May need to test the: If breast feeding this may be normal but if truly seeing mucus you may want to have the stool tested. Allergies to formula could be causing some inflammation and a change may be needed. Some simple tests could help evaluate. ...Read more

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My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?

My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?

Yes: You can supplement fluids while she is sick with pedialyte. Keep a cool myst humidifier in her sleeping room, and use your blue-bulb suctioner (or mouth pipette) to help with her snot. See your pediatrician if fevers start in the next few days. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has really red cheeks , congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

My 3 month old has really red cheeks , congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

Viral Illness: Sounds like a case of a viral illness which is self limited causing the red cheeks. Many viral illnesses can cause "foamy poop" just be sure to keep the baby hydrated, follow up with the doctor as soon as you can to rule out any other issues. ...Read more

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A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

See doctor: A 3 month old should be see for that. It could be an infection or a problem with diet. See the doctor due to the baby's age. ...Read more

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My 12 month old has a bad cough runny nose, pediatrician?

My 12 month old has a bad cough runny nose, pediatrician?

Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that running nose and cough and is not eating well then they may need further evaluation by your pediatrician to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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My 22 month is running a fever of 100.8, coughing til he vomits, runny and stuffy nose, irritable.

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 more

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Pooping white slimy stuff?

Pooping white slimy stuff?

Could be nothing: Or could be a sign of inflammation /ibd or ibs or infection in your colon, anal fissures, remnants of food particles etc. Go see your dr for reassurance ! (pls read link below). ...Read more

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My 13 month old is coughing/puking clear mucus. I gave him some ice chips and he coughed up bubbly mucus. ?

My 13 month old is coughing/puking clear mucus.  I gave him some ice chips and he coughed up bubbly mucus.  ?

Pneumonia : Needs to be examined by doctor as soon as possible. Preferably pediatrician. May need chest X-ray. Don't wait. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has a cough, fever, and blood mixed in his mucus from his nose. ?

My 11 month old has a cough, fever, and blood mixed in his mucus from his nose. ?

Saline, M.D. visit: Sometimes there is local irritation and swelling during a cold. Gently wiping the nose and using saline mist for infants may alleviate the symptoms. Your son's symptoms can be related to a sinus infection or foreign object lodged in the nasal passage. A follow up visit is suggested. ...Read more

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