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My son has been coughing uncontrollably a few times a day. Lots of eye boogers. Mucus. And dark yellow boogers. Should I take him in? He is 1

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Infection

This is likely from an infection.
If the symptoms have been present for just a few days and improving, a viral infection is likely. If it has been present > 1 wk or getting worse, need to see pediatrician. It is usually prudent to get him checked out since at this age, airway obstruction can be seriousl

In brief: Infection

This is likely from an infection.
If the symptoms have been present for just a few days and improving, a viral infection is likely. If it has been present > 1 wk or getting worse, need to see pediatrician. It is usually prudent to get him checked out since at this age, airway obstruction can be seriousl
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: If his immunizations

are up-to-date, you don't have to worry about whooping cough.
Viral upper respiratory illnesses cause runny nose, cough & conjunctivitis. If he has coughing fits, trouble drinking clear liquids, fever or listlessness, he needs to see a doctor to determine if he has a secondary bacterial infection or if he's wheezing. Call his pediatrician for instructions on after-hours care. Yes, have him seen. .

In brief: If his immunizations

are up-to-date, you don't have to worry about whooping cough.
Viral upper respiratory illnesses cause runny nose, cough & conjunctivitis. If he has coughing fits, trouble drinking clear liquids, fever or listlessness, he needs to see a doctor to determine if he has a secondary bacterial infection or if he's wheezing. Call his pediatrician for instructions on after-hours care. Yes, have him seen. .
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