Which word is correct in these two sentences?

  1. A child may also suffer from/with a runny nose.
  2. A child may also suffer from/with a fever.

2 Answers 2


According to Oxford dictionary, there's the option 'suffer from'

Google books source shows a descending graph for 'suffer with'

1) suffer + object (he suffered intense pain)

2) suffer + no object (he'd suffered a great deal since his arrest)

3) suffer from (his daughter suffered from agoraphobia)


The answer is from, they suffer from [what they suffer from]. If you say that they suffer with, it will be understood, however quite awkward.

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