Runny nose

Baby health

Runny nose

A runny nose, also called rhinorrhea, happens when excess fluid drains from your child’s nose. The fluid is mucus that is thin or thick, clear or opaque, and can be a sign of a flu, a simple cold, or just an allergic reaction. 

Common causes a runny nose? 

How to treat-runny nose?
Once the source of the runny nose is found, treatment can include: 

When to get medical help?
Often, runny nose goes away on its own. When it persists, or lasts longer than 10 days, a runny nose can be a sign of a condition that should be treated. If a high fever is present, consult your doctor.

What doctor shall we consult?
When a runny nose is persistent, you may take your child to see an allergist or an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (Otolaryngologist).


Dr. Piyawut Kreetapirom, MD. (1 July 2020)


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