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My one year old weighs 22 pounds. our doctor said to give him dimetapp for his cough. i have the multi symptom cold & flu.

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Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Not recommended: Research has shown that cough and cold medicines offer little benefit to young children and can have serious side effects. Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) can help with pain and discomfort, while a vaporizer or time in the bathroom with the hot shower running can loosen congestion and help with cough. Saline nasal spray can help with a runny nose.
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