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runny nose
purpleflute posted:
my baby has had a runny nose for about a week. She had her shots last week and was also running low-grade fever for a couple of days. should i be concerned?
Emma_WebMD_Staff responded:
Baby's get colds just like we do, I am sure one of the experts might chime in but I think you have nothing to worry about. If the symptoms get worse and the fever comes back and a bit higher you might take your little one to the doctor but, just a bit of a runny nose shouldn't be much to worry about.

Good luck!
Dan Brennan, MD responded:
Hi purpleflute -

I'd be curious to know how old your baby is and what temperatures you are measuring.

While it may not turn out to be much more than a cold, a call to your ped can help determine if you should go on in for a check or just wait it out at home.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Dan

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