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One year old with runny nose and cough

Patient: My 13 month old has a runny nose. her snot is green. Its acompamyed by a cough and hourse voice. Its been 5days should I be concerned and take her to the dr or wait it out?

 

 

Doctor: Runny nose and greenish colored nasal discharge is commonly seen with a viral upper respiratory tract infection. In most cases a nasal decongestant and/or tylenol may be the only medication needed.I your child’s case, her symptoms are accompanied with cough and a hoarse voice. I would definitely advise that you take your child to a pediatrician for examination. Since it is difficult to elicit problems from an infant, examination from a doctor is needed to rule out the presence of bacterial pneumonia or tracheobronchitis.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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