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My son who is 13months have been suffering with cough and runny nose for a week now what's the best medicine or home remedy to give him?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Runny nose: Use a bulb syringe to suck out the mucus after you have used saline nose drops . Keep the vaporizer on. Elevate his mattress when he sleeps. Push fluids but go easy on the milk since it produces mucus.Use the saline nose drops at least four times a day.
Dr. Sigmund Norr
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Supportive care: Use saline nasal spray liberally. For the cough give 1 - 2 teaspoons of honey in chamomile tea.

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Last updated Dec 7, 2013

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