Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: megan | 2011-09-12

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when to go to doctor : mild flu symptoms

Hi my 21 month old daughter has had a runny nose for about 2 weeks now, sometimes clear, other times green/yellowish. No fever. Last week she was a bit restless at night,and her voice was hoarse (as if she had had a sore throat), but her voice is now back to normal. She never got really miserable or had a fever, so I have just been giving her panado/ponstan when necessary and cleaning her nose with saline fluid every morning and evening. She is still eating and drinking well. Her nose is still running yellowish/green and I was wondering whether I should take her to the doctor or just wait it out further. Does she need antibiotics if her nose is still running and greenish? Look forward to hearing from you.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You daughter probably has infected adenoids and this is causing her nasal discharge.Use Sterimar Children's nasal spray twice daily to clear her nose and give her a probiotic such as Probiflora Children's once daily for 10 days to boost her immunity.This problem should clear up by itself without the need for antibiotics.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-09-12

Sounds like the normal horrible winter cold to me. I have 3 boys, and thats what its like all winter long with 2 younger ones. As long is there no fever and wheezing, or loss of appetite for more that a day or 2, or problems sleeping, then you can simply sit it out. Sterimar nose spray a few times a day does wonders. Young kids have between 12 and 20 colds a year...

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Posted by: megan | 2011-09-12

PS. I must also mention she is teething (getting her incisors)

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