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Cold Fever Remedy For A 1 Year Old Baby
Should-N0: There are many opinions on the treatment of fever in children. Not all fever has to be treated. Acetamenophen is a good fever reducer. Ibuprofen is a good fever reducer. Depending on the age of the child & the weight of the child, either is acceptable. Some physicians recommend alternating a dose of one with the other every 4 hours so that no one drug get in the toxic range. Discuss with pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 4 years old and she has a cold a cough I gave her some cold medicine is she young for cough drops?
Yes!: Small hard lozenges/candies are a high risk for accidental chocking at this age. Right now, cough/cold medication research has shown that they are pretty ineffective and should not be used in children. All moms wish to do something to help our sick child but don't waste your money or risk unnecessary side effects. This article may help you make more informed choices. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/kids-cold-medicines-new-guidelines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: Use steam from hot shower before bedtime.Use a bulb syringe to suck out mucus use salt water nose drops to rinse out nostrils. Use vaporizer while child sleeps and make sure that he is sleeping on an elevated mattress. Push fluids and that old favorite, chicken soup! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 year old daughter is fighting a cold. She now has a cough. Would leaving a cool mist humidifier on throughout the night help her?
Maybe,maybe not: These help most when the environment is very dry, like in winder, when the heater pulls the humidity down below 20%.Humidifiers & vaporizers can help bring up the humidity up where it is not further drying the kids airway when they are sick. If the basic humidity the kid is in runs 30-40%, the humidifier has less positive benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take rectal temp: For infants, a rectal temperature is the most accurate way to measure body temperature. A rectal temperature of 100.4F or greater is considered a fever in an infant. Make sure to treat the baby and not the number - if the baby is eating and drinking well, even with a fever, the baby can be managed at home. If the baby, however, is not drinking or urinating, go see your pediatrician! ...Read more
Warm Washcloth: If you prefer not to give ibuprofen, try warming a washcloth, not too hot, and having the child lay it over the affected ear. This will provide some temporary relief, repeat as needed. If you are looking for a medicine to give, then of course ibuprofen will help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby one year old . She have full cold & cough little bit fever also. What medication is safe to give?
URI: Take her in the washroom and let her inhale the steam of a hot shower. At night let her sleep with a vaporizer. Raise her mattress so she is sleeping on an angle. Use salt water nose drops at least four times a day. Rub vaporub on her chest at night. I would not use juice because the sugars may cause diarrhea to add to her discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more
Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?
Old medication: This is a product sold by prescription 3 decades ago but available over the counter for the last 2. It underwent a formulation change about 10 yrs ago, reducing its strength. At about the same time most realized these products have little value and advised against use under 6. I find this dose a little heavy, by double (when used for allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 month old has been givin anti biotics for his cough virus and high tempt... Is this safe for a baby at such a young age? Worried mum
M.D. visit: A persistent or worsening cough should be further evaluated. If the cough was associated with congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with nasal saline, reduces post nasal drip. Conditions such as asthma, gerd and aspiration, a foreign body or CF may also be underlying causes of persistent cough. Your physician may elect to treat or screen for one of the above. ...Read more
Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers