Rhinorrhea is a common pediatric condition that occurs when excess mucous fills the nasal cavity. Rhinorrhea can be seen in any age group and is generally self-limited, but it may be an indication of a more serious illness. When the nasal membranes produce more fluid than can be processed, the nasal passages accumulate fluid. This excess mucous can lead to nasal discharge and impedes the flow of air through the nose. This practice guideline will focus on the diagnosis and management of rhinorrhea in children aged neonate through adolescence.
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Emma A. Omoruyi, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Community and General Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, UT Health: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX.
Published online: March 06, 2018
Conflicts of interest: None to report.
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