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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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