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how long should a cold last in a 20 month old?

she is on day 3, runny nose and coughing. no fever.how long should this last befor making her an apointment?

 
angelairelan

Asked by angelairelan at 1:51 PM on Jan. 24, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • A cold can last 10-14 days to really run its course- some are more mild than others.

    My 5yo usually has 5 days or so of a cold, but my 2yo recently got over a cold that he had two full weeks. There is no reason to make an appt unless it has been more than 2 weeks, and there is a lingering cough, etc but they can hold onto that cough for quite some time.....it is possible to have a sinus infection, but usually in a toddler, it just needs to run its full course.

    Cool mist humidifier, saline in the nose, you can give a tsp of honey for a cough, LOTS of water to drink, lots of Vitamin C rich fruits and sleep!
    Mom-2-MandH

    Answer by Mom-2-MandH at 9:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Same as anyone else. I would jsut call teh dr monday morning and tell them
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2010