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What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?

Lots of things: There are a variety of homeopathic meds that are safe and helpful in two year olds with colds. See your local health food store or whole foods. Vicks vapor rub is old, tried and true, and helpful with nasal congestion. Saline drops in the nose followed by suction can help. Yes, you can give fever reducer too. However, if you're looking for cold meds like adults use (nyquil etc.), forget it. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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2 year old with stuffy nose, and cough that sounds like a bark? No fever, no wheezing, worse at night. How do I make him feel better?

2 year old with stuffy nose, and cough that sounds like a bark? No fever, no wheezing, worse at night. How do I make him feel better?

See Doc re: Croup: When a child has a cough that has a "barking" quality, a doc should check them for an illness called Croup. A pediatrician should see your little guy today. Croup can have serious complications at times even requiring hospitalization. Since your child is young, he probably can't tell you how sick he really is. He should be assessed today and monitored closely. Rx treatment will help him get better ...Read more

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How to relieve a two year old cough and stuffy nose? Any medicine?

How to relieve a two year old cough and stuffy nose? Any medicine?

Be wise and patient: In perspective a cough and runny nose are very likely to be a minor viral upper respiratory infection (a cold). Danger signs would include high fever (over 101), pulling at the ears, very fast or difficult breathing. No need for meds even over the counter products. Maybe temporarily avoid dairy products which make mucous and more congestion. ...Read more

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My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

Take him to the dr: Insurance should not be the primary concern, your two year old should be. I am sure that you get groceries and gas even though your insurance does not cover these items. Sometimes you can negotiate in advance for a cash price. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?

My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?

Cold meds: Yes, there are many symptom relief meds that are approved for children over 2. Remembering that medications for colds are symptom relief and do not cure the common cold. Use one specified for the specific symptoms that are bothering her. ...Read more

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How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

Get evaluated: Prolonged cough in children can be caused by a variety of conditions, so physical exam will like be required to determine the cause and treatment. If he is asthmatic, albuterol should be used according to your asthma plan. ...Read more

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What should I give my two year old son who has nose congestion (can't breathe through his nose). I want to help that mainly.

What should I give my two year old son who has nose congestion (can't breathe through his nose).   I want to help that mainly.

Nasal wash: Many 2yo will seek out & get into all sorts of exposures & have respiratory congestion from inhaled irritants on upper respiratory infections.A nasal wash out using liberal amounts of otc saline spray can do wonders. Vaporizers are helpful sometimes but avoid vick's additives in small kids.I consider this air pollution & a throwback to indian sweat lodges, the fragrence can aggravate the problem, . ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Stuffed Nose (Definition)

Stuffed nose is a symptom of upper respiratory tract infection, and can be viral or bacterial in origin. Stuffed nose can also be ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more