Care to place guesses on what the seven year old is dealing with? She takes allergy medication daily: Claritin. In the past the allergies have lead to a cold. The difference this time is that she’s complaining of her gums aching. When she blows her nose it seems to be clear rather than opaque but that doesn’t always mean it’s not an infection. She’s also complaining of a sore throat however she has also been coughing from post-nasal drip. So far, no fever that I’ve caught. The pain in her gums/teeth was bad enough for her to ask for Advil at bed time and again before school this morning. She’s VERY congested.
Don’t worry, I won’t be taking your votes and suggestions as concrete medical advice. As soon as she gets home from school I’m taking her to the pediatrician in case it’s an infection or something I didn’t think of.