Everything you need to know about runny noses & snot color
- Some children have runny noses all winter long
- Parents often ask “when should I worry”
- Most clear runny noses are viruses and should go away on their own
- Green runny noses do not necessarily need antibiotics
- To relieve symptoms: saline sprays are great, suction snot out, steam up the bathroom, run cool-mist humidifier at night.
- If symptoms persist, your child is having trouble breathing or looks ill, call your pediatrician.