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Cold Medicine For Babies Coriminic Drops
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can zinc cause heart irregularities? My hubby has been taking a lot of zinc cough drops, vitamins and cold medicine all together.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta
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
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
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