A 40-year-old female asked:
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what can i do/give to my 15 month old who has a cough and poss a sore throat...she has been drinking a lot of water and pedilyte no fever rt now?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You can give fever/pain medicines like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen only. No other over the counter meds are recommended as safe or effective for kids under 4 yo. Prop or sit the child up, humidify the air and suction the nares and mouth with saline to clear mucous. This is supportive care and the most recommended plan.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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