My son, who is 14 months has a runny nose....does anyone know what they green colored snot means?

Alicia - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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He's getting his incisors too and his bottom molars, so I don't know if his teeth are making his nose run. It's been running for like a week now, but with no fevers.

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Melissa - posted on 01/26/2010

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I have read that yellow and green colored snot does not always mean an infection. Sometimes it is just the natural progression of a cold. My kids were sick with a cold for a few weeks and it was clear for the first week and after they started to come out of it, it turned yellowish greenish. If he doesn't seem to be in pain or running a fever, it is probably nothing, just check with your doc.

Kerry - posted on 01/26/2010

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Check with your doctor but I have heard that kids nasal passages can get over stimulated after a cold etc and their noses can continue to run after they're better. But yes, i would see a doc if his nose has been green for a week.

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I don't know about babies but when mine was that color the doctor told me it was a sinus infection and I was told to take antibiotics.

September - posted on 01/25/2010

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I think that teething can defiantly cause a baby to have a runny nose but I'm not so sure it would cause it to be green. Typically green snot means infection; prolonged green snot should be talked about with a Doctor. Good luck!

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Green is often a sign of a sinus infection and requires antibiotics to clear up. Yellow usually goes away on it's own after the cold has passed. Hope he feels better.

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