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what is good for congestion on a 2 year old

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Saline spray: Not too many products have been shown to be effective in treating nasal congestion in a 2 year old. Generally, the best strategy is to physically remo ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Follow your doc's..: advice.For viral illnesses there is very little that we can do besides "supportive care".Make sure that they are staying hydrated. Saline nasal spray ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nose block: Steam inhalation s with Vicks vaporub. Room humidifier. If you can manage saline nasal lovage. See the pediatrician.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Productive cough: Most likely allergies, considering nasal stuffiness too! however without through exam, can't be certain. See your pediatrician. Approach should be ant ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Sneezing : Sneezing and congestion can be the signs of environmental allergies which typically don't develop in children until they are older than 18 months of a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: For a 2 yr old , you do't give any treatment must be seen by his pediatrician , for treatment.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Better not: as it isn't approved for that age, you may want to use cetirizine (zyrtec) OTC instead, with caution too. If symptoms are bothersome / not improving t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Fever & cough: Fever caused by viral infections can last 3-7 days. Appetite decreases with any infection; that will return when the infection resolves. In the condit ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: Most of the cough is due to mucus draining from the nose into the back of the throat. Since cough medicine do not shorten the illness, the American Ac ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not particularly: A cold will run it's course the same if you bundle him up & keep him miserable or let him play outside. I don't like them outside if it is hot &am ... Read More
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