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My 3 1/2 year old starteed to have a yellow-whitish mucous…

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My 3 1/2 year old starteed to have a yellow-whitish mucous come from his nose..I have never seen this before.

Doctor's Assistant: How have your child's checkups gone? Is your child progressing steadily in height and weight?

Yes. he has had a cough for a few months and 2 doctors have both said he is ok other than reacting to Costa Rican humidity. He takes some liquid medicine for his cough. But the mucous is disturbing to see

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

About 3 months at first . Then it went away and came back no fever

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Pediatrics
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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 7 months ago
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Greetings,
Thanks for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. I will try my best to help you.

How long did the previous episode last?

Did he take any medicine then?

When did the recent episode start?

Did you consult doctor now?

How much mucus is coming? how frequent?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
First time with the mucous.no more since then.one time only no meds no doctor yet no rdpeat of mucous just a couple drops
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 7 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for her symptoms.
Yellowish white mucus can be from a few factors.
Thickened discharge from a virus or an allergy or from environmental factors can turn yellowish white.
Those would subside gradually without serious effect.
Sometimes, bacterial infection can cause yellowish white discharge.
But it is usually associated with fever, pain, headache etc.
As she is not having any other symptom now, you can wait & watch.
If she develops any such symptom, please get her an examination by doctor.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish her healthy life.
Regards.

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