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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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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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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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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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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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