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Can I give my 2 yr old cold medicine

A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
COLD/COUGH OTC MEDS:: There are a lot of different cold, cough suppressant, decongestant medications over the counter. It is better to avoid these meds for small kids becau ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cold medicine: A cough suppressant is not recommended.For children under five.
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Neither cold or cough medications are recommended for children of this age due to potential serious side effects up to and including rare death.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
NEED SOME PATIENCE:: If honey and natural stuffs not helping, then check with his pediatrician. Some cough is good because it is a natural defense mechanism to clear the u ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
FDA approved: Over the counter cold medications are approved by the FDA for children 2 and older, when taken at the recommended doses.
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Accidental overdose: Call poison control, You have all the information needed to answer this and they are your best help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
A few helpful things: If your child is miserable with a cold, it's hard not doing anything. However, no treatments stop a cold, they just help with symptoms. A teaspoon o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
None: The best thing you can do is assure hydration with proper fluids, run a vaporizer or humidifier and keep the kids nose cleaned out with nasal saline. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Delsym (dextromethorphan): One teaspoon every 12 hours. Just the regular plain delsym (dextromethorphan) preparation. Also, bring into a fogged up shower, that humdidity is amaz ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Should not take: Children should avoid cough and cold medications they do not work and are unnecessary may take clariten or Benadryl for runny nose as needed and Tyl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. ... Read More
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