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A 34-year-old female asked about a 1-year-old female:

13 month old with runny nose and cough. no fever. should i give any over-the-counter meds to feel better? if so, what?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cold: it is better not to give your child any medications. Try suctioning the nose, elevation of head of the bed and run a humidifier.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Too young for over the counter meds. You can elevate the bed, suction the nose with bulb suction, spray saline into the nose, encourage lots of clear fluids by mouth. Patience, and the patient will improve.

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Last updated Dec 5, 2018

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