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My 2 year old has had a runny nose for over a week now, and coughing at night. It's not barky, but defintinely congestive sounding. Doctor trip?

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Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Although colds can certainly linger for more than a week, age 2 is an age where foreign bodies have a tendency to find their way into the nose.
At least have your child examined to make sure this is not causing the drip and congestive symptoms.

In brief: Yes.

Although colds can certainly linger for more than a week, age 2 is an age where foreign bodies have a tendency to find their way into the nose.
At least have your child examined to make sure this is not causing the drip and congestive symptoms.
Dr. Mark Checcone
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Your call

Can't make recommendations like that over the internet.
Could be a viral infection, new onset allergies due to tree pollen or mold, or early asthma. If some zyrtec (cetirizine) doesn't help and the cough causes wakefulness during the night, a physican evaluation is definitely a great idea.

In brief: Your call

Can't make recommendations like that over the internet.
Could be a viral infection, new onset allergies due to tree pollen or mold, or early asthma. If some zyrtec (cetirizine) doesn't help and the cough causes wakefulness during the night, a physican evaluation is definitely a great idea.
Dr. Gary Steven
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