A runny nose (rhinorrhea) is a common symptom of childhood illnesses, and it can seem like some kids always have a runny nose. Review the different symptoms that a cold, allergies, and sinus infection can cause to help you figure out what is causing your child's runny nose.
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with a runny nose. What works for you?
Is it a Cold or Allergies?
My 9 year old has had a runny nose, sneezing and a cough for several weeks now. He doesn't have a fever and otherwise seems well. Does he just have a cold or could it be allergies?
Allergy Screening Quiz
A seasonal allergy screening quiz to see if your kids have symptoms of seasonal allergies, including a runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing, during the Spring.
Parents often think that they can easily recognize cold symptoms, which are typically mild, but may linger for a few weeks. Surprisingly, they often mistake common cold symptoms for allergies, sinus infections, or even the flu.
Is It A Sinus Infection?
My 6 year old has a runny nose. Does that mean that he has a sinus infection?
Medical Symptom Checker
A medical symptom checker to help you figure out what is wrong with your child. Common symptoms that you can review include ear pain, fever, diarrhea, cough, wheezing, and of course, runny noses.
Do Babies have Sinuses?
My 5 month old was just diagnosed with a sinus infection and put on antibiotics, but my friends all tell me that my baby doesn't even have sinuses yet. Does she?
Congestion Triggered by Changes in the Weather
Review why a child may have congestion that is triggered by changes in the weather and if it might be caused by allergies, asthma, or just a cold virus.