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Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Likely: Check the ingredients and make sure you base the dose on her weight. If you have any doubt call your pharmacist who can be very helpful. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

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Do immunizations prevent the flu in children?

Do immunizations prevent the flu in children?

Yes: For children older than 6 mo appropriate influenza immunization is pretty effective in preventing influenza. ...Read more

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Husband had 2 tablespoons of children cold and flu, he weighs 256.We had nothing else. Only supposed to take 2teaspoons for 48-95lbs. Was that to much?

Husband had 2 tablespoons of children cold and flu, he weighs 256.We had nothing else. Only supposed to take 2teaspoons for 48-95lbs. Was that to much?

Probably: He took 3x the dosage you mentioned (3 tsp= 1 tablespoon) an adult dosage usually starts at 100 -120 pounds, 3 teaspoons would probably be an adult dose but would need to know the ingredients and the concentration per teaspoon to give you a more exact answer, . ...Read more

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Can you give a 3year old, children's cold and flu medicine? If so how much?

Can you give a 3year old, children's cold and flu medicine? If so how much?

AURI: If the colds is severe and kid can ' t breath good, try giving 1/2 tsp. 2x a day. No relief, increase dose to 1 tsp. Below 3 years old we do not give rx. ...Read more

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I work in a nursery with babies 6months+ and children up to 5years old and since I started IV been gettin colds and flu alot. What could minimize this?

I work in a nursery with babies 6months+ and children up to 5years old and since I started IV been gettin colds and flu alot. What could minimize this?

Time & handwashing: In time you will have had enough of the airborne viruses that your immunity builds up & these become less frequent. After a basic number you become resistant to new strains. Good hand washing around diaper changing & working with toys or bottles also helps. Adults put their hands to their face often & transfer viruses off their fingers leading to illness. ...Read more

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I gave my 4 year old 2.5mL children’s Zyrtec 1 hour ago. Can I give him 4mL (not children’s) Robitussin severe multi-symptom cough cold+flu?

I gave my 4 year old 2.5mL children’s Zyrtec 1 hour ago. Can I give him 4mL (not children’s) Robitussin severe multi-symptom cough cold+flu?

Mgt: I would not recommend an over the counter cough medication at this age. If there is nasal congestion, a nasal saline rinse for children may help to reduce symptoms. Zyrtec should be used for an allergic reaction. If he is sick with a cold only, then the Zyrtec is not used. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm I doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm I doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

Hard to breathe: Children with breathing difficulty should be rapidly evaluated for possible respiratory compromise. In the case of your child it may be due to costochondritis or due to some other causes which could be serious. So please call her doctor asap or even bring her to ER if needed. ...Read more

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Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Severity of disease: The epidemic flu that sweeps the country every year causes very severe symptoms usually makes healthy people sick for a week or more. Most healthy people do recover, but, if the infection is very strong, and people get bacterial complications that Infect various parts of the body, and they don't get to the proper medical services in time, they die from the complications. The flu shot may help prevent or at least reduce the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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What causes a persistent cold flu?

What causes a persistent cold flu?

Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue, allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to cosleep with cold / flu?

Is it ok to cosleep with cold / flu?

Maybe: In order to answer your question, I need to know what cosleeping is. ...Read more

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What works when you have a flu/cold?

What works when you have a flu/cold?

The FLU: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatmnent for flu & cold?

Is there an at home treatmnent for flu & cold?

Oscillococcinum: I agree with dr. Fowler's ideas. Also would like to add oscillococcinum, a homeopathic remedy. This is available at any health food store, and is best if taken when you first notice symptoms. Take a dose each 6 hours -- symptoms may be gone by the next morning, so don't take more unless needed. Http://www. Iss. It/publ/anna/2012/1/481105.pdf no conflict with other medications. ...Read more

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Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

No: Cold weather may increase your chances of contracting the flu. Cold air may drive people to stay indoors and thus increasing your chance of coming into contact with the virus. Also, cold air may lowe your body temperature thus weakening your immune system. Cold air may also "stun" your airways and make one more succeptable to influenza. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have constant cold/flu?

What do I do if I have constant cold/flu?

Get medically: Evaluated to determine if you have an immunity issue or possibly even allergies. ...Read more

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What are the difference between cold, flu?

What are the difference between cold, flu?

Different viruses: The common cold is caused by a number of different viruses including coronaviruses and rhinoviruses. The flu is caused specifically by the influenza virus and tends to be more severe. ...Read more

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Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Neither.: Famciclovir is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past). It is also used to treat repeat outbreaks of herpes virus cold sores or fever blisters & genital herpes. It doesn't cure herpes infections and may not stop the spread of herpes virus to other people. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a flu and a cold?

What is the difference between a flu and a cold?

Real flu = influenza: Non-medical people commonly (and inaccurately) use the word 'flu' to describe feeling unwell with a virus. The viruses most people are talking about can make us feel quite miserable. But true influenza is a terrible illness that really knocks you around and can make you feel extremely unwell for days-weeks. Usually with very high fever, cough, sore throat, severe muscle aches and pains. ...Read more

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Which medicine for my cold/flu is most effective?

No specific meds: Are required. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to >>. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cold, flu and catarrh?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by the words. A cold can be caused by many different kinds of viruses. Influenza which some call flu is a particular virus. Sometimes when people vomit others will say they have the flu. "catarrh" is a cultural word that means a runny nose that is usually associated with a cold. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for flu and cold symptomes?

What is the best medicine for flu and cold symptomes?

One or two medicines: Flu/Cold symptoms vary in each person. If you have a running nose, you should take a decongestant 1-2 times daily for 4-5 days. If you have aches and pains or fever, you can take Tylenol.
If you end up with persistent cough, you may need a cough medicine.
The good news is that colds/flu symptoms go away within 5-7 days whether you treat it or not. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep myself from repeatedly getting colds/flu?

Med eval: Recommend seeing your physician to determine if there is a problem with your body's immunity. ...Read more

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Why do I have cold flu in the summer especialy when no one around me has it?

Why do I have cold flu in the summer especialy when no one around me has it?

Viruses Year Round: Viruses cause colds or flu-like symptoms. There are many viruses; can catch a virus any time of the year. Symptoms can be same as a typical flu virus such as fever, chills, headache, body aches, & more. Sometimes you may become infected with a virus but show few or no symptoms which is a result of variations in immune response among people. Good hand washing is most important to prevent infection. ...Read more

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I am getting a constant flu. A cold that comes back every month. What should I do?

Evaluate: Need to evaluate what may be impairing your immune system. Smoking, alcohol, improper diet with lack of nutrients, chronic illness are just some of the things that may be keeping you down. Also evaluate your sleep as it's essential for allowing your body repair time. May also have to consider something different than the flu so you may want some lab work done. Bolster your immune system ...Read more

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I have slight cold/flu symptoms and I'm better than yesterday but should I go to work?

I have slight cold/flu symptoms and I'm better than yesterday but should I go to work?

No: While you are reaching a point when yoiu are less likely to spread the influenzas virus, you should not go back to work if you are still coughing and having excessive nasal secretions. You should also wash youir hands frequently, do not share food or drinks with others and make sure not to sneeze directly in the path of others. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,922 Doctors shared insights

Colds And Flu (Definition)

A highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and ...Read more


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