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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on . . .

Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people.
If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies.

In brief: Depends on . . .

Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people.
If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Likely viral

But any infant who has those symptoms should be examined by his/her pediatrician.

In brief: Likely viral

But any infant who has those symptoms should be examined by his/her pediatrician.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
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