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Can you please tell me why it'ssuddenly dangerous to give an infant cold medicine, yet safe to pump them full of vaccines?

Can you please tell me why it'ssuddenly dangerous to give an infant cold medicine, yet safe to pump them full of vaccines?

Very different: Vaccines allow the immune system to build up a natural protection against certain infections to avoid getting sick in the first place. Benefits:great. Risks: small. Because of routine vaccinations, it is uncommon to hear of a child dying of childhood illnesses; a few generations back, it was all too common. Cold medicines only treat symptoms and can have side effects. Risks can outweigh benefits. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Don't use meds: Steam up your bathroom and sit in the steam. Use saline nose drops every 4-6 hours. If the cough gets worse with poor feeding take the baby to the emergency room. Do not smoke around the baby. ...Read more

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What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

Cool mist vaporizer: Cold medications should not be used in babies or children. They are not effective and babies and children are often overdosed on them. Use a cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and suctioning the nose with a suction bulb made for babies. ...Read more

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What cold medicine can I give my 2 month old baby?

What cold medicine can I give my 2 month old baby?

Avoid in infants: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry & thicken the drainage. Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed & avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more

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At what age can I give my child cough and cold medicine?

At what age can I give my child cough and cold medicine?

Better to wait: The american academy of pediatrics has positioned against cold and cough medications for children, because the side effects of the medications far outweigh the benefit. They do not treat the cold virus. Unfortunately we are all susceptible to these viral illnesses which last 2-5 days, while the cough may persist a few additional day beyond. Stay patient and check with your pediatrician if needed. ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine they can elevate your blood pressure. Avoid those with ibuprofen, other nsaids as they can have harmful fetal effects. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can I give my child cough and cold medicine after giving him allergy medicine almost 4 hours prior?

Can I give my child cough and cold medicine after giving him allergy medicine almost 4 hours prior?

Allergies: That should be fine but too much medication is worse than too little so be careful to follow the instructions on the OTC bottle ...Read more

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When I fly I have terrible pain in my ears. No matter what medicine I take. I tried anti histamineshistamins and cold medicine and nasal drops.

When I fly I have terrible pain in my ears. No matter what medicine I take. I tried anti histamineshistamins and cold medicine and nasal drops.

Pressure: You may simply be sensitive to the change in pressure, which would not benefit from medicine. Have you tried earplugs during take off and landing? ...Read more

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Can zinc cause heart irregularities? My hubby has been taking a lot of zinc cough drops, vitamins and cold medicine all together.

Can zinc cause heart irregularities? My hubby has been taking a lot of zinc cough drops, vitamins and cold medicine all together.

Decongestants: Low potassium or magnesium, excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, cough / cold remedies containing pseudo Ephedrine or phenyl propanolamine eg sudafed ('-d' at the end of the name) can all cause heart beat symptoms. ...Read more

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Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Yes.: Cough medicines may cause drowsiness, and may make you feel lightheaded, medications that contain Diphenhydramine are more commonly known for this. Other medications can be mild sedatives, that make you sleepy, can cause dry mouth... etc... ...Read more

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Is it okay to take expired cold medicine? (6 months)

No.: Expiration dates are established to drugs in order to "guarantee" the effectiveness of the same. Depending on the medicine, it can do nothing or it could work as an exception but there is no way that a doctor can okay the use of it. ...Read more

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Is tussin a good cold medicine?

Is tussin a good cold medicine?

It can be used: Tussin is a combination med with dextromethorphan and guaifenesin, which may relieve symptoms of congestion with cold and may benefit foe a short 2to3 days use. ...Read more

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Safe cold medicine for rye 2 diabtetis.

Safe cold medicine for rye 2 diabtetis.

Some: Depending on you other diabetic related issues, cold preparations with decongestants like pesudoephedrine or phenylephrine can cause vasoconsitrction whcih in turn may affect your blood pressure and circulation. Best to talk it over with your physician before taking any steps yourself.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine while in on lamactil?

Can I take cold medicine while in on lamactil?

Check to b sure: Talk to either your prescribing provider or your dispensing pharmacist to make sure there aren't dangerous interactions. Make sure you aren't overdosing yourself with Acetaminophen or inuprophen products as well. ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine can I give a three year old that weights 43.5 pounds?

What kind of cold medicine can I give a three year old that weights 43.5 pounds?

None: Cold meds are not needed as possible side effects are more of a problem then the cold. Nasal saline drops or spray, honey and talc is all that is needed. ...Read more

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What cold medicine can my two-year-old take? Should I give them half the adult dosage?

What cold medicine can my two-year-old take? Should I give them half the adult dosage?

None: The best thing you can do is assure hydration with proper fluids, run a vaporizer or humidifier and keep the kids nose cleaned out with nasal saline. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can help if they get grumpy. Cold meds do little and often sedate the kids. ...Read more

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I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?

I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?

Like a hallucinogen: I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d. Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2
look for help current treatment available is naltrexone. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine with the medicine I am on? I have no voice this may take awhile before I get it back right?

Can I take cold medicine with the medicine I am on? I have no voice this may take awhile before I get it back right?

Yes...: Given your regimen, I am generally aware of your diagnosis--which I won't disclose for privacy concerns. Many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies have the side effect of increasing blood pressure. This would not generally be a concern in your case, unless blood pressure becomes >140/90. Whichever over-the-counter medication you choose, consult with your pharmacist for any interactions. ...Read more

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For 5 days I've been feeling very jittery. It's like the feeling one gets when taking too much cold medicine. I'm having a hard time getting to sleep?

For 5 days I've been feeling very jittery. It's like the feeling one gets when taking too much cold medicine. I'm having a hard time getting to sleep?

See a dr.: Your symptoms appear to be those that need to be attended to by a Dr. Or an emergency department. It is better to be checked rather than hoping and waiting for your symptoms to subside, which they may not or may get worse. ...Read more

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What cold medicine is ok while breastfeeding?

What cold medicine is ok while breastfeeding?

Saline: Works great. Afrin (oxymetazoline) for short term is ok. Pseudo Ephedrine is ok but may lessen your milk supply. ...Read more

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What is the best cold medicine to take?

What is the best cold medicine to take?

Meds are often not: Needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can I use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Can I use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Asthma meds: During a cold your asthma may worsen. An asthma action plan should be written by your doctor. The forms are available on line. The albuterol is used to treat cough, wheezing, shortness of breath. A controller medication is used to prevent and control worsening your asthma.
Cold preparations do not treat asthma, and generally should be used sparingly. Nasal saline can relieve your congestion. ...Read more

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Help please! Is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

Help please! Is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

Sure: Every single medicine has risks and benefits. If the risk does not outweigh the benefit, you should not use the medicine. As far as cold meds, they have a lot of side effects, especially in kids. The benefits are limited, as no medicine is going to cure a cold. It just might reduce symptom a bit. So using alternative treatments like warm fluids, humidity and saline rinse much better way to go. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta

Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta

Usually in babies: We try to use nasal saline drops for nasal congestion. If coughing or sneezing see her pediatrician. However Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be safe to use ...Read more

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What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

Talk with MD: Avoid ones that contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) can increase inr) but talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best cold medicine?

Can any doc tell me what's the best cold medicine?

Meds usually aren't: Required. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best non-drowsy cold medicine?

Please recommend the best non-drowsy cold medicine?

Cold Medicine:
Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine and Ambien (zolpidem) together?

Can I take cold medicine and Ambien (zolpidem) together?

Usually Okay: Ambien (zolpidem) can be taken with most over the counter cold remedies. Caution should be exercised with products that cause drowsiness which may be worse with the use of a sleep aid. Also it is not advised to use Ambien (zolpidem) and alcohol based liquid meds such as nyquil for example. Always use caution when driving or activities that require full alertness when on these products. ...Read more