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runny nose,nasty cough. Could it be a cold?

My 4 mth old has a runny nose, and a cough that doesn't sound good. Im not sure if its allergies or cold symptoms. So my questions is does a runny nose always indicate a cold?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No, not always. But it sounds like it could be. See the doc anyway. With a 4 month old it is better to be safe. Croup is really bad this year and it is hard on babies! What does the cough sound like?

    Answer by wifemomteacher at 6:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • a ped can tell the difference- get an appt

    Answer by 6under1roof at 2:50 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • wifemomteacher her cough sounds mucousy (sorry couldnt think of a real word to describle it) sometimes she chokes on it. Im making an appt today since the humidifier I bought isnt doing much good

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

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