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

4 year old boy has a fever, 38-38.8 only respond to Nurofen and for panadol 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 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

My 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

Recurrent URI: If your child is attending daycare that is a very good reason for recurrent URI, her elevated neutrophil count is expected as a response to these infections, make sure she is up to date with her immunization & annual flu vaccine, give her vitamins daily & healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits & vegitables. IF this problem continues check back with her pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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4 yr old phlegmy cough, runny nose for 5 days. On day 6 low grade fever decreased appetite, then vomiting. Acts normal all day?

4 yr old phlegmy cough, runny nose for 5 days.  On day 6 low grade fever decreased appetite, then vomiting.  Acts normal all day?

Viral : Runny nose and phlegmy cough are irritating the back of his throat causing him to vomit out the mucus after a coughing spell and decreased his appetite. Need plenty of fluids , rest and give him a combination of decongestant , histamine/cough medicine eg pediacare , robitussin, brand. If no better or worsening condition, take your child to the doctor. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has bad cough and runny nose?

My 4yr old has bad cough and runny nose?

Cold or flu likely: This time of year, we are seeing lots of influenza and RSV (a cold in most children, but can cause long lasting wheezing and pneumonia in others). If he is eating well, sleeps and looks well, and is not in distress, you can watch and treat symptomatically (extra fluids, sleep, humidifier). If not, see your dr promptly--and get a flu shot when he's better! ...Read more

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What causes a horse voice &u lingering cough &u runny nose? What can I do for it with a 4yr old?

Reflux/nodules/allrg: This pattern brings to mind cases where the child had mild reflux that increased with feeds before bedtime, producing night cough. Some made it onto the vocal cords causing nodules or swelling. Runny nose can be due to reflux irritation of the backside of the nasal passages. An ENT evaluation would help. Sometimes avoiding late feeds has helped. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

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