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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?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibilities...
If he has a fever, then it could be a sinus infection.
If he doesn't have a fever, it could be allergies. It could also be a lot of other things. Definitely should see a doc for this.

In brief: Possibilities...
If he has a fever, then it could be a sinus infection.
If he doesn't have a fever, it could be allergies. It could also be a lot of other things. Definitely should see a doc for this.
David Miller
David Miller
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