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my 13month old daughter has a cough and clear runny nose but no fever. is this caused by getting her molars or could it be a virus?

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Asked by indysownlilbit at 8:37 AM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It is probably allergies (pollen) This year is horrible! Clear funny nose and no temp is usually allergies, especially in the spring.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • I agree with the first post, I would also like to add that mucus is a natural defense. It is blocking and trapping whatever is trying to attack the sinus area. As long as it is clear, it is a good thing, let her body defend itself, it will strengthen her immune system. OTC products will screw up her immune system esp if you give it for a condition that doesn't even exist. If her cough isn't in her chest it is doing the same thing as her runny nose, just getting the irritant out so it can't grow inside. Keep her away from sugar just in case it is a virus, they feed on sugar. Check out, lots of good info on building strong immune systems and avoiding many childhood issues by prevention not medicine. Hope this helps.

    Answer by native61 at 10:15 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • either way, it is best to do sure she is well hydrated, well fed and well rested! i agree wholeheartedly with native61, i just don't know anything about allergies...i did read a post here that said a dr. said seasonal allergies don't usually present this early in age.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:03 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • a cough has nothing to do with teeth, a child that young and you cant guess about allergies so see the doc and hope she feels better soon.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 11:04 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • couldn't a cough be from extra saliva production during teething? or extra mucus produced from teething?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:40 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

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