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Benylin Cough And Cold For Children
Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?
If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?
Nursing 14 months old.have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. which medicine(except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?
Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Safe Options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen. Rest! hydrate well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
Can i give a 3 yr old cold and cough Robitussin (guaifenesin) and motrin at the same time ( children's)?
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It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more
My daughter has a fever and cough combination can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Nyquil or Robitussin?
Cough meds for kids: If your daughter is less than 6 yrs old, cough medicine aren't recommended, as they have been shown to be not only ineffective, but may be harmful. Medicines like Nyquil May particularly harm children due to their unwanted effects on heart. Your daughter prob has a viral infection so get your PMD to see her if she doesn't improve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 4-5 days or sooner iher gen condition deteriorates. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers