Posts Tagged ‘Toddler’

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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Things To Do For Toddlers Have Chipped Or Broken Teeth

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Many toddlers have chipped or broken teeth. Usually the tooth gets chipped or broken accidentally during play. Just about anything can cause a tooth injury: falling and landing face-first, running into something, being hit in the mouth by a toy, and so on.

Unlike adult teeth, toddler teeth need not — and often cannot — be fixed. Even if a tooth is knocked out entirely, most dentists will leave a hole until the permanent tooth fills in the gap.

The reason for this is that young children do not need all of their teeth to maintain the shape and integrity of the jaw.

When an adult loses a tooth, the jaw shape will change over time. But when a child loses a tooth, the jaw almost always continues to grow normally despite the missing tooth, and eventually a perma­nent tooth will come in to fill its place. Read the rest of this entry »