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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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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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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Begin with compression at the front of the nose
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Consider a gentle packing of the nose
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If continuous or frequent, seek emergency help
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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Sit upright
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Pinch nose
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Use a nasal decongestant
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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Elevate the head
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Apply pressure to the bleeding area
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Use a cool mist humidifier daily in winter for prevention
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2 year old has stuffed nose a week now, low fever last couple of days, he just had watery diarrhea, today I've noticed red swollen patch behind ear?

 2 year old has stuffed nose a week now, low fever last couple of days, he just had watery diarrhea, today I've noticed red swollen patch behind ear?

Doctor visit: I cannot make the connection between this lesion on the back of the ear and the other symptoms you describe. I recommend a visit to the doctor to inspect this lesion on the ear ...Read more

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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

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