A member asked:

How long should a cold and cough last in a one year old before taking them to the doctor? and can they do anything for the cold if you do take them?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Craig Canapari answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Many one year olds with cough with a cold for a week or so. If the coughs is severe (disrupting sleep, associated with fever >102, or limiting activity) i would go to the pediatrician. No over the counter medications work that well in this age group. Your pediatrician may prescribe antibiotics for an ear infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia; or a trial of an inhaled medication for wheeze.

Answered Nov 6, 2016



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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

After two weeks it may be more dangerous than a regular "flu". Do not hesitate to check with your doctor.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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