A 33-year-old member asked:
My son 22 months old has a cold, nasal congestion. is there any nasal decongestant spray that would help. i am using the saline spray and otc zyrtec. ?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Saline and suction.: The safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning. Elevating the head of the crib and using a humidifier help, too. Cold and cough medicines are proven ineffective and can have serious side effects, which is why the fda has been taking them off the market gradually. If this doesn't help, your child needs to see the doctor to see if it's more than a cold.
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Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cool mist humidifier: you can use Nasacort--over the counter 1 spray in each nostril once a day for 3-4 days
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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