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Colds And Flu In Children
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
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
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
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
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?
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Med eval: Recommend seeing your physician to determine if there is a problem with your body's immunity. ...Read more
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
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
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