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What Do Yellow Or Green Discharge And Coughing Indicate Despite Taking Tylenol?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: My 13 month old son had been incredibly cranky all weekend. Which is very odd for him. He has also had a lot of congestion, runny nose with yellow/green discharge, and cough. No fever. He went to daycare today and all day long he was rubbing, pulling, and covering his left ear. He has had approximately 3 ear infections already this year which he needed antibiotics for. I called the nurse line for our dr. and they said to just give him Tylenol or Advil, put a warm compress on it make sure he's getting fluids and to just monitor. When I asked about a referral to Urgent Care I was told no. Any advice? He seems to be in a lot of pain and I just wanted a second opinion.
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (46 minutes later)
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Hello. I just read through your question.
In my opinion, this is a child that needs to be examined. Considering the past medical history and what is going on now, it isn't fair to allow him to continue to suffer. I do not believe you have to go to an emergency room. However, if you call your doctor again and they do not want to see him, you should take him to an urgent care center.
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Brief Answer: 13 month old Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. In my opinion, this is a child that needs to be examined. Considering the past medical history and what is going on now, it isn't fair to allow him to continue to suffer. I do not believe you have to go to an emergency room. However, if you call your doctor again and they do not want to see him, you should take him to an urgent care center.