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What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

See doctor.: If your child has had cough & runny nose nonstop for that long, it's time to see the doctor to see if there's a bacterial infection or allergies as the cause. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

Likely: She has had a lengthy illness and her body may be having trouble fighting it. It may be an ulcer on her tongue related to this illness or a new illness, particularly if she is in a child are environment. Have her checked by your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

Consult doctor: Your 4 years old may be having flu with cough and running nose,but neck pain when looking down may be muscular pain ,injury to neck or any infection causing pain . He needs to be examined by your doctor for flu or another infection ,to rule out meningitis . ...Read more

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Our 4 year old has a 100.5 fever and complains of pain @ top of his head. He has no runny nose and no cough/sneezing but is easily fatigued. What could he have and should we take him to the er?

Our 4 year old has a 100.5 fever and complains of pain @ top of his head.  He has no runny nose and no cough/sneezing but is easily fatigued.  What could he have and should we take him to the er?

Fever and Head Pain: Call you pediatrician for advice... He may well send you to the er or arrange to see him in the office. If you don't have a doctor i would go to the er. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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My 4 year old has been having a stuffy nose and cough for over a month now can this be serious should I take him ti see his doctor?

My 4 year old has been having a stuffy nose and cough for over a month now can this be serious should I take him ti see his doctor?

Effect on lifestyle?: If your kid is playing robustly, resting well at night and the symptoms bother u more than the kid, simple monitoring is ok. Reduce or eliminate exposures to known irritants, smoke/fumes/etc. & a trial of otc allergy med may be in order. If kid is dragging around, not up to playing with peers, appears worn out or otherwise down, a look over with his regular dr is in order. ...Read more

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4 year old has had stuffy nose and cough 3 days tonight she seems a little worse and has a fever of 101. Normal for cold or sinus infection?

4 year old has had stuffy nose and cough 3 days tonight she seems a little worse and has a fever of 101. Normal for cold or sinus infection?

Examine: As she seems to be getting worse, have her examined. It may be a regular cold but at this point I would worry about an ear or throat infection or a possible pneumonia. She may require an antibiotic. All the best and I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Rhinitis (Definition)

Rhinitis is the medical term for runny or watery nose. Rhinits can be triggered by viral illness, allergies or by even stepping ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

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

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