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Melissa Nov 6, 2014 09:46:33 PM ET

My 23 month old son has not a yellow mucus in the corners of his eyes, it's green. i'm thinking it's a sinus infection. he also has the flu. now, the green gunk is quite disturbing to me as i haven't seen this before, but the doctor doesn't see it as concerning? help please

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JonahNAloha Aug 27, 2014 05:30:29 PM ET

Sometimes what the nebulizer doesn't do the prednisone will do. my kids have very bad asthma and it always starts off from a runny nose. keep your son in a cool area away from heat because heat triggers there asthma, dust is also a big factor in asthmatic children. even if you have to give him the nebulizer every 20 minutes till you see comfort do so because it will do no harm but opening up the airways. hope he gets better.

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Kasey Jun 2, 2014 07:43:24 AM ET

My 6 month old has a dry cough sometimes, and other times it's barky. he has neon green gunk oozing from his eyes and matting them together at night. he has neon green snot coming from his nose. he has a fever of 102.3 rectally. he threw up once and is very restless. can someone tell me what they think it may be??

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Lace May 28, 2014 04:12:32 PM ET

My 6 month old daughter had a fever of 101, cough, watery eyes, runny nose. doctor said to give her benadyrl and motrin. all her symptoms cleared up in a few days but she still has a rattle in her chest. nothing else is going on and she's eating fine and playing. help!?

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Guest May 2, 2014 05:13:59 AM ET

My baby is 19 months old. since 5 months, i am going to and from the doctor. he shows all the signs of asthma but has not been diagnosed yet. the pediatrician says it's not asthma, and now almost a month and still with cough. it relaxed and within one or two days it goes serious again. i don't know what to do. please help.

Guest Jun 13, 2014 11:39:40 AM ET

Try a different doctor, or get a referral for a specialist but definitely get a second opinion.

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Guest Apr 22, 2013 01:15:19 AM ET

My 16 month old daughter has a cough sometimes husky and other times a wet cough the cough is especially heightened at night she's has also had episodes of slight wheezing and a little deeper/faster breathing during the day no temp etc she's just been on antibiotics for chest infection took her back to doc and he said chest was all clear i'm still concerned though it just doesn't sound right help...

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Debbie Feb 21, 2013 09:27:59 PM ET

My 3 yr old daughter having chesty cough and wheeze , took her to dr still coughing . please help

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Sam Nov 2, 2012 06:04:16 PM ET

My 19week old baby boy has had a cough since he was born, he's seen various doctors, health visitors and one occasion took him to hospital. he's never had a temperature, and apart from being a sicky baby, is ok in himself. the doctor prescribed a ventolin inhaler last week as he said my baby could have asthma , but i don't think it's helped at all. his cough's getting more frequent. any ideas ? should i demand for him to be referred to a specialist?

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crystal Oct 28, 2012 10:11:11 PM ET

Catherine, coughing after eating, sign of allergies yes. most likely the food he's eating. get a new pedi, get that child a allergy test. allergy

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catherine Oct 13, 2012 03:48:42 AM ET

My 3 year old grandson has a cough but is triggered mainly when he eats something. took him to doc and she said everything is fine and it is alegies. what is your outlook on this?

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