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Old 02-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

...should I let her? She is very congested and has a phlegm-y cough, but no fever and is otherwise fine. I've kept her in the house since Saturday and she is going stir crazy, we usually play outside every day no matter the weather. It's about 45 out now and sunny, should I let her play in the yard for a bit?

I probably sound nuts but I am scared for her to get pneumonia - I had it when I was 4 and was hospitalized for a month and almost died. Am I being overly cautious? Would you let your LO play outside for an hour?

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

Yes I would. Some fresh air would do her good. Plus the cold always makes my nose run to be prepared with kleenex. I probably wouldn't let her run around a ton so she doesn't cough a bunch.
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

I think that if you are giving her nourishing foods, the right supplements, etc., letting her out to play for just a little bit wouldn't hurt.

Just keep her bundled up when she goes outside. I agree with the PP, fresh air will do her some good.

I would "up" her immune boosting foods and supplements.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

I would let her.
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

Most definitely they'd go outside! I was expecting you to say it was a cold temp, at least below 30 - at 45 we'd all be outside running around!
The fresh air will do her good, probably she'll feel a bunch better after getting outside. She may need a rest afterwards, but that's a good thing.
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

I would if she doesn't have a fever.
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Absolutely! I wouldn't let her get too cold and keep her hydrated. Being outside will definitely help her congestion.
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Send her out! Just don't let her overdo it
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Re: Quick question!! DD has a cold & wants to play outside...

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...should I let her? She is very congested and has a phlegm-y cough, but no fever and is otherwise fine. I've kept her in the house since Saturday and she is going stir crazy, we usually play outside every day no matter the weather. It's about 45 out now and sunny, should I let her play in the yard for a bit?

I probably sound nuts but I am scared for her to get pneumonia - I had it when I was 4 and was hospitalized for a month and almost died. Am I being overly cautious? Would you let your LO play outside for an hour?
yes..go ahead! it is a MYTH that a child can get sick or get a cold "by going out in freezing weather." It can only be an actual virus that gets a child sick..not cold weather.
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