I've mentioned this to my son's pediatrition, as well as to an emergency doctor we visited during his last illness, and it hasn't seemed strange to either of them, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately.
I'm a fairly clean person, I was my hands several times a day, and always before fixing meals. My son washes his a little less, but generally I wash his hands when I think he's been doing something that requires it.
Since last fall, he's been sick, runny nose, and cough, at least a dozen times. It usually lasts a week or so, but the cough has lingered through most of it, though a few times I noticed he wasn't coughing as much.
Should I ask for testing to be done? What tests? What would you do if it was your child?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by Owl_Feather at 8:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 8:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:07 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by salexander at 9:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by aeneva at 7:25 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 8:17 AM on May. 1, 2009
This is pollen season. Allergies are a large cause of runny noses (esp. if its clear. Green runny noses are a problem). When the body is lying down, the sinus drains into the chest. It then sits there and builds. Either in the nite, or upon waking the body needs to rid itself of the drainage, so coughing is a necessity. Otherwise, it could set up infection and cause pneumonia. So coughing is good. :)
You could ask your doctor for a child appropriate antihistimine.
Answer by lifeasinoit at 1:54 PM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by Blueberryplz at 12:27 PM on May. 3, 2009
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