Posts Tagged ‘Green Runny Nose’

Medication Attention For Children Sinusitis Infection

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Half of the time, sinusitis resolves on its own. This is why most doctors will not treat sinusitis with antibiotics until the symptoms are increasing (profuse cough, green runny nose, or bad head­ache) or have persisted for two to three weeks.

Furthermore, the course of antibiotics is long. To treat sinusitis completely, antibi­otics must be given for 10 to 14 days, sometimes longer.

A broad range of antibiotics can be used for sinus infections. Penicillins, cephalosporins, and macrolides (such as erythromy­cin) are among the most commonly used antibiotics.

Your doc­tor’s choice will depend on how recently your child has been on an antibiotic, how sensitive the bacteria in the community are to various drugs, and whether your child is allergic to any medica­tions.

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Understanding Green Runny Nose And Sinusitis In Toddlers

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Toddlers always seem to have runny noses. So when do you need to worry about it? When it is draining clear? Or yellow? Or green? When it has been dripping for a week? A month?

 

A clear runny nose is commonplace for a toddler. It may repre­sent teething or allergies, or it may just come out of the blue. Most parents — and certainly most pediatricians — don’t pay much attention to a clear runny nose unless it has persisted for many weeks or is associated with other symptoms.

 

But when that clear runny nose turns yellow and then green, there tends to be more concern. A yellow discharge can mean just about anything from a mild viral infection to some irritation in the nose. Yellow usually does not indicate a serious or a bacterial infection.

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