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What causes fever and runny nose?

i took my 6mon old son to his pediatrician because of fever and he is very congested as well as runny nose the pediatrician said that his lungs and nose are clear that hes fine.. but if hes fine what is causing him the fever hes also teething but im aware teething doesnt cause fever
Thu, 9 Feb 2017
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Hi...by what you say this looks like a viral illness to me. It is usual for kids to have fever along with chest congestion and blocked nose.

Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do.

For fever - Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.

For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days.

For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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What causes fever and runny nose?

Hi...by what you say this looks like a viral illness to me. It is usual for kids to have fever along with chest congestion and blocked nose. Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. For fever - Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol. For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days. For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion. Regards - Dr. Sumanth