running nose, (not for weak stomachs)

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they have a runny nose and to goes from green/yellow to sometimes clear, i have a doctors visit tomorrow for the twins, but I'm scared they have caught what i have, i just recently got over tonsillitis and bronchitis, i was on antibiotics but now (still on med) I'm showing symptoms of what they got and my throat is swelling up again ... is it possible for a 16 month old to get tonsillitis? and what color of snot is worse then the other? (clear, green, yellow)

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Oh as for your meds clearing up your infection, you probably just have a viral not bacteria infection. I had a runny nose & sore throat for 4 weeks. Drink lots of fluids that will help you with the snot, and avoid milk & dairy while you are sick because it will make all the mucus, phlem, and snot thicker.

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Amanda - posted on 07/24/2014

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Yes it is possible, a nurse pediactric told me. And the color green is worse.

Tara - posted on 01/13/2010

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Clear snot is usually allergies. Yellow or green snot indicates some type of infection, whether it is a cold, flu, bronchitis, whatever. Yes, it is possible for a 16 month old to get tonsillitis - I had tonsillitis an average of 4 or 5 times a year from the time I was about a year old until I had my tonsils out at age 8. If you are worried I would make sure that your doctor knows what is going on (you being sick and thinking the twins may have caught something).

Mary Lynn - posted on 01/13/2010

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I think she means RSV and that usually comes with a cough. My nephew had it last week.... and they will have a fever, coughing a trouble breathing.

Jamie - posted on 01/13/2010

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ask the doctor if it is RVS, my daughter just got over that & her nose was JUST like that & was very congested!

Colleen - posted on 01/13/2010

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Snot that is funny colours usually means an infection has set in....so my doctor told me when my boys were little. When my twin boys get clear runny noses I give them chewable zinc tablets and immune booster syrup which usually helps to stop infection setting in and clear the impending cold symptoms quickly. I also give them kali-mur tissue salts which clears the thick mucus and also drys up that post nasal drip. You'd have to find out if little ones can take all that though because I'm not sure.



If the snot does turn green I usually get some over the counter cold syrup from the pharmacy (Demazin) and that generally sorts it out quite fast. Obviously if the green snot persists and is coupled with sore throats, fevers etc. it's a good idea to go to the doc and check it out.



Yes little ones can get tonsilitis because I got it so often (just finished one antibiotic and had to start another) as a child that my tonsils were taken out when I was four. It changed mine and my mother's life, so I've been told!!



Just out of interest for you, I got tonsilitis (caught it from my children) a few years ago....worst sore throat ever!! I was horrified as I supposedly didn't have tonsils!! My doc explained that they leave the tonsil buds behind when they do the tonsilectomy so that's what was infected with me!! If I were you I would only have my tonsils removed if you get tonsilitis often enough to warrant having surgery.



Keep us posted on what the outcome of the runny noses are. Hope you get sorted soon.

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yeah, we do, but they seem happy and not as craby, but still have the green + yellow snot in there nose... i went to my doctor and i've just got a sore throat from the tonsilitis, and i'm getting my tonsils removed (well have to ask about that yet)

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Oh, do you have a peds urgent care in your area? Most hospitals do HMO's & PPO's. If your really worried find a peds urgent care & get a 2nd opinion.

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They don't really know bacterial vs viral infection unless they do a culture :( but the meds wont hurt anything. Did they stick a little q-tip type of thing in your throat? The dr is only giving it his best guess. Hope you feel better soon.

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Quoting Shelly:

Oh as for your meds clearing up your infection, you probably just have a viral not bacteria infection. I had a runny nose & sore throat for 4 weeks. Drink lots of fluids that will help you with the snot, and avoid milk & dairy while you are sick because it will make all the mucus, phlem, and snot thicker.


 



last week i was sick with tonsilitis and then bronchitis, the doctor told me it was bactiral not viral...

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OMG!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT MY HUSBAND TOLD ME...

well he gets back from the doctor's office and tells me the doctor doesn't even interact with the twins! and then was like "there's nothing wrong" didn't say anything about what was wrong, and NEVER checked their nose... i freaked out and called the doctor's office.... they didn't go see their doctor cuz he was too busy and went and seen another one in the office, and well i'm never making the MISTAKE again!! anyway, i'm still worried that there is something wrong, and i have to wait another 24 hours... grr. i hate dumb doctors.

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Normally as the infection goes it goes from green (possible infection), yellow, and then to clear. Your little wee ones can get any viral or bacterial infection that you have. Wash, wash, wash your hands & that will cut down on their risk of getting it. Yeah, green snot sounds like a little infection.

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Quoting Mary Lynn:

my doctor told me that green is not always a sign of an infection. Keep an eye out for fever and make sure they are still eating and having wet diapers.


lol.. if my childern didn't eat one meal i'd be up at the Emergency Room quicker then my husband can tell me i'm over reacting... lol they eat like i do and then burn it off, it's a high metabilizium, if i've spelled that right..



 



but they are at the doctor now, i had to stay home just in case it takes too long i have an apointment with a doctor in about an hour....



 



i'm still on antibotics and whatever has me sick i think is the same thing i started with.. so does that mean the "doxycycline" isn't working? blah, i hate being sick...

Mary Lynn - posted on 01/12/2010

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my doctor told me that green is not always a sign of an infection. Keep an eye out for fever and make sure they are still eating and having wet diapers.

Renee - posted on 01/11/2010

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Yes green and yellow is probably a sign of an infection. And may require antibiotics. Yes, children of any age can get it, mine did at that age. Clear snot is not a bacterial infection, but viral. Good luck at the doctor.

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green and yellow discharge is a sign of bacterial infection. Clear is a virus or allergies. Your Doc will get you all straightended out. If you took antibiotics and it got better than worse again, get your butt back to you own Dr. Hope you feel better soon.

Krista - posted on 01/11/2010

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It almost sounds like a sinus infection. Are they just snotting, or are they coughing as well? And clear snot or pale yellow snot usually just means allergies or dust getting in there. Dark yellow or green does usually mean some sort of infection.

September - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Stephanie:



Quoting September:

I think that green and yellow snot are both bad. I'm not a doctor but I have heard that both can be signs of an infection (more so green). I do believe that a 16 month old can get tonsillitis, so it's great that your little ones are going to be seen by a doctor. Good luck and I hope that you all feel better soon! :)





thanks, cuz the whole week last week i was freaking out on my husband when he would let them crawl on me when i'd fall asleep on the couch (i'd nap while they nap and he didn't bother to get me into the bedroom or wake me up, so i've been freaking out on wether or not they could get it...






You're welcome :) Try not to worry so much. You're doing the right thing by taking them in to the Doc. Good luck and feel better!

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Quoting September:

I think that green and yellow snot are both bad. I'm not a doctor but I have heard that both can be signs of an infection (more so green). I do believe that a 16 month old can get tonsillitis, so it's great that your little ones are going to be seen by a doctor. Good luck and I hope that you all feel better soon! :)


thanks, cuz the whole week last week i was freaking out on my husband when he would let them crawl on me when i'd fall asleep on the couch (i'd nap while they nap and he didn't bother to get me into the bedroom or wake me up, so i've been freaking out on wether or not they could get it...

Shawn - posted on 01/11/2010

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Anyone can get tonsillitis regardless of age. The precise color of the snot gives more information, dark green, light green, dark yellow, light yellow, blood tinged. Is it thick or thin. Do they seem to be having trouble swallowing or having any ear or sinus pain.
Do they have a cough.
There are really so many things that have to be looked to decide what is really going on.
If they do have tonsillitis and it is bacterial than the Dr. will give them antibiotics if what ever is going is viral then you just have to wait it out and keep a close eye on them.

September - posted on 01/11/2010

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I think that green and yellow snot are both bad. I'm not a doctor but I have heard that both can be signs of an infection (more so green). I do believe that a 16 month old can get tonsillitis, so it's great that your little ones are going to be seen by a doctor. Good luck and I hope that you all feel better soon! :)

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