A member asked:

What can i give my 4 year old that has a fever and cough and congestion? mom just had the flu 2 weeks ago.

A doctor has provided 1 answer

No cold/cough med: Most pediatricians do not recommend cough or cold medicine for young children. These medicines have never been proven to be of benefit, and can have some pretty major side effects. It is ok to give a 4 year old a teaspoon of honey as needed for cough. Nasal saline spray is helpful for nasal symptoms. Fever reducer is ok, but if the child has fever for >24h or seems very sick, see a doctor.

Answered 5/28/2016



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