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Reasons Why Your Child Has a Runny Nose

​Are you constantly running after your child with tissues? Is the drainage clear, green, or yellow?

The clear drainage everyone has in their nose actually serves an important purpose, and a small amount is normal. Too much, however, can clog the nose and lead to infection. Viruses can cause the mucus to be green or yellow.   

In this video, William Collins, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Florida, explains the anatomy of the nose, the many reasons a child will have runny nose, and when to see your doctor. Dr. Collins also discusses nasal injuries and the signs your child may have put something in his or her nose. 


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