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Is it time to take him to the hospital?

My 8 month old has been sick for almost a week and a half (runny nose,cough,fussy) I've tried to just tell myself its just him teething because i can see his tooth trying to come up. Im not sure maybe its allergys because that does run on my side of the family.

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Ninisopretty120

Asked by Ninisopretty120 at 2:03 PM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Please take the infant to a paediatrician soon........
    AnuMeha

    Answer by AnuMeha at 2:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Even if it's allergies, they won't give you anything.
    If your child has a fever, I'd take him to the doctor.

    If not, treat the symptoms.
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Why not just call your Pediatrician??? Does he have a fever??
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I would call the ped, but I wouldn't go to the hospital for a runny nose.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Call the pediatrician.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:06 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I called his ped in also triied getting an appointment but they keep bsing me... n no fever
    Ninisopretty120

    Comment by Ninisopretty120 (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • It's probably teething. It lasts a long time. Until the teeth poke through. Then starts again for the next one.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:08 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • a week in a half..... get him to the er and you can never b too sure better safe than sorry get movin!!!!!!!!!!!
    shawnette123

    Answer by shawnette123 at 2:10 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • No... there is no reason to go in for mild symptoms... ask yourself... what will they do for you? Nothing.
    As long as she is drinking enough and not having any troubles breathing... just wait it out.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 2:22 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • No fever, eating and drinking okay, no worries. Both my girls have allergies, and get like that during allergy season. Teething will do the same thing. As long as there is no fever and baby continues to eat/drink okay, there is no need for a hospital or er run.
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 3:27 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

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