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My 14 mo old has a fever and thick yellow drainage from his nose and his corners of his eyes. His face looks swollen. Could this be allergies or sinus?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: 14m with fever!

I would not wait around with a 14 month old. Go see your doctor!

In brief: 14m with fever!

I would not wait around with a 14 month old. Go see your doctor!
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sinusitis

Sounds like a sinus infection.
Definitely not allergy that produces thin watery mucous. It could just be a cold if present for only a few days but a swollen face should always be promptly brought to the attention of a physician who can perform a physical examination and, if necessary, perform lab or x-ray tests. Call now.

In brief: Sinusitis

Sounds like a sinus infection.
Definitely not allergy that produces thin watery mucous. It could just be a cold if present for only a few days but a swollen face should always be promptly brought to the attention of a physician who can perform a physical examination and, if necessary, perform lab or x-ray tests. Call now.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Really? Sinus x-rays in a toddler. What a wate os resources, that will not prove or disprove the diagnosis. This is a cold!!!
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Looks like I wasn't clear enough. Sinus X-rays have low yield in toddlers BUT fever & swollen face could be a serious infection like periorbital cellulitis. Such an infection usually triggers a general workup that will include blood tests (CBC, blood culture) & x-ray to rule-out bone involvement around the eyes. But the whole point is to take your child to the pediatrician not to quibble over cost
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Measles

Fever, mucopurulent discharge from nose & eyes, and facial swelling are symptoms of rubeola (measles).
Most infants are vaccinated at twelve months of age so if yours has this is not the diagnosis. Some parents have been delaying or even passing on vaccination out of ill-founded fears. If your tot has not had his shot this could be measles.

In brief: Measles

Fever, mucopurulent discharge from nose & eyes, and facial swelling are symptoms of rubeola (measles).
Most infants are vaccinated at twelve months of age so if yours has this is not the diagnosis. Some parents have been delaying or even passing on vaccination out of ill-founded fears. If your tot has not had his shot this could be measles.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jay Park
Fever, conjuctivitis, and coryza are frequently noted signs of measles. However, the absence of rash makes the possibility doubtful.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
The rash of measles appears several days after the onset of fever, conjunctivitis and coryza. An experienced pediatrician will make the diagnosis without needing to see the rash. An oral examination often reveals Koplik's spots, an enanthem of white to gray spots that also precedes the appearance of the rash. Early identification of measles in a community is vital to prevent epidemics.
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Not allergies, with a fever.
Most likely a cold. The color of the drainage does not indicate a sinus infection.

In brief: See below

Not allergies, with a fever.
Most likely a cold. The color of the drainage does not indicate a sinus infection.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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