Windy, dry weather brings runny noses and sore throats - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/1/10

Windy and dry weather brings runny noses and sore throats to the South Plains

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Dry and windy weather can have children feeling a little uncomfortable.  Dr. Joy Tenpenny, a pediatrician at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center says often in kids, what appears to be a cold may instead be Allergic Rhinitis.

"Allergic Rhinitis is when the lining inside of our noses become inflamed because of allergies, between the ages of four and six, they'll present with runny noses, congestion," said Dr. Tenpenny. "They'll complain of a headache, watery eyes and a lot of things with the eyes. The nose and the back of the throat the kids will probably complain about itching in the black of their throat."

Dr. Tenpenny says one of the reasons it's so important to take your child to the same doctor every time is so that doctor can follow repeat problems and better understand what's normal and not normal for that child.

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