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What is the best way to treat a cough in a child under two years old

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Cough in toddler : Use a cool mist humidifier, one half teaspoon of Vicks vapor rub once a day to skin, increase fluids and vit c rich food
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs to be seen: can't really advise you what to do without good history and physical exam, what you described warrants physician examination, wish you both wellness

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
M.D. visit: A persistent or worsening cough should be further evaluated. If the cough was associated with congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with nasal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs a visit: A kid this age with this pattern of symptoms may have a treatable form of pneumonia or asthma. Treatment would depend on the findings of exam and poss ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: Fever and cough could be a pneumonia. Get this checked out by the doctor. Has pt had all immunizations? Consider pertussis given non-stop cough
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Since you don't : list classic symptoms of active pulmonary or laryngeal TB, it's possible, but unlikely. If you have been exposed to someone with active TB or are con ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
COUGH: Needs evaluation for frequent cough. There are many causes.
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As she is over a yea ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Other symptoms: Often the best gauge of illness severity is the effect on the kid. If otherwise playful, feeding well and interacting with others you can try home car ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Needs re-evaluation : The most common lung infections (pneumonia especially) will show improvement on the chest X-ray after about 3 weeks when treated with antibiotics. Som ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Has : Has he been seen by an allergist, or are these medications being given by his pediatrician.? There may be more going on. Would definitely have him see ... Read More
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