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A 20-year-old female asked:

my 12wk old (2mos) has a bad cough and a stuffy nose and the cold meds say 6months and older . what do i give her?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
She is too young: for any cold/cough medication. You can use saline drops for her nose and suction with the nasal aspirator you may have gotten when she was born. You should have her examined by her doctor to make sure her chest is clear and to check her ears. Make sure she is drinking enough fluids to have wet diapers.

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