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how long should a cold and cough last in a one year old before taking them to the doctor and can they do anything for the cold if you do take them

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Canapari
19 years experience in Pediatrics
7-10 Days: Many one year olds with cough with a cold for a week or so. If the coughs is severe (disrupting sleep, associated with fever >102, or limiting activit ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Dehydration: You will recover from the cough and cold. The concern is you will become dehydrated if you are vomiting after you eat for one week. Please consult a c ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Not recommended: Research has shown that cough and cold medicines offer little benefit to young children and can have serious side effects. Children's Tylenol (acetam ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Cold for a month????: Sounds like your child is suffering from allergies. Seek help from an allergy specialist/ pulmonologist in your area. Some ents extend their services ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Establish routine: Choose a time frame and use it daily. That way you will remember to take them. The meal is to both enhance absorption of the meds as well as to mini ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not herpes: In your message after my rearlier reply, you said your fever blisters clear within a day of taking lysine. That means it wasn't a fever blister ( ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Night: We believe at night because the liver makes most of the cholesterol at night. However, there are no studies of what happens when you take it in morni ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of hormonal migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) non ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Two : Two things happen: gums and bone (underneath the gums) shrink over time, once teeth are removed. It happens in every mouth. These changes can be cor ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience in Family Medicine
You : You can do a light workout but i would not push your body into total fat burning workout as that puts stress on your body. Just get the blood flowing ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Slow tube feeding: You probably need to be refed very slowly over a long period of time and with physician supervision. In anorexics, they use tube feeding, over a long ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Strengthen immunity: Best to get enough sleep, eat proper foods, but always a chance you will contract the virus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience in Dentistry
Switch to an NSAID: Aspirin isn't very helpful with toothaches. Plus, it has a narrow range of safety, so don't take more than it says on the bottle. It seems that the be ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I suppose: Usually when people are sick with fever they do not feel like having sex at that time. Illness can also affect ovulation and sperm quality. Just have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Hair loss can be associated with lupus. Effective sle treatment should help with this.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience in Dentistry
3 yr old dental: Yes you should go, the ada recommends that children should see the dentist at 2 yrs old. We try to make it a fun appointment and just get them used to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: It would be unlikely for a child this age to have environmental allergies. They normally emerge around 2 years of age. I would not recommend any medic ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Christopher
Specializes in Psychiatry
No. Not safe: Do not take a medication unless there is a reason. This medication DOES reduce your immune system!
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Breathing difficulty: Croup is an inflammation of the main airway, and most of the time, it is caused by a virus. Albuterol will not treat the inflammation. A child needs ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Teh key woth tampons is to change them frequently and you could be allergic to the material, if it doesn;t resolve please see a gyn , i used to live i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Very short: The half life of Ritalin (methylphenidate) is quite short. If you have stopped taking the drug after a few days, and your test is not for a few more ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience in Dentistry
Wash everything: Make sure everything you touch has been wiped off with soap and disinfected. Flu is transferred from people to people so clean- clean- clean!

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