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What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful.
Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if I were to take cough and cold medicine would I fail

The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if I were to take cough and cold medicine would I fail

Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold?

How to cure cough and cold?

Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cough and cold for 12 months.?

Is it normal to have cough and cold for 12 months.?

No: Think allergy/asthma, which can cause chronic conditions. It sounds like its time for a doctor visit and a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat cough and cold?

How to treat cough and cold?

Symptom relief: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/cold-flu ...Read more

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Hi docs, would cough and cold medicin get me high?

Hi docs, would cough and cold medicin get me high?

Are you asking: Because you desire to use it recreationally? Some medications do have that potential - but most don't. ...Read more

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Cough and cold management?

Cough and cold management?

Increase fluid: Stay hydrated will clear by 7-10 days. No otc save your money. ...Read more

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What causes cough and cold?

What causes cough and cold?

Viruses: Mostly common cold viruses (rhino-virus) cause the common cold which includes a cough due to mild bronchitis. ...Read more

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How can I cure cough and cold?

How can I cure cough and cold?

Time: Colds are viruses that the body must clear over time. What you can do is symptomatic relief with decongestants and cough medicines. It typically takes 5-7 days for the body to take care of the virus, but cough can sometimes persist for longer. ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold natural way?

How to cure cough and cold natural way?

Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read more

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My son is sick 40tn days cough and cold?

My son is sick 40tn days cough and cold?

Question?: Your question, I guess, is what to do next. That depends on the child's medical status, & previous history. In general, most viral infections last 7-10 days in children. So if there is no fever, trouble breathing, lethargy, irritability, vomiting, or appearing ill, then wait a few more days. If the child continues having symptoms, or if any of the above occur, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take in cough and cold?

Keep it simple: Here's what I keep on hand in my house (I prefer single ingredient meds):
motrin - fever / pain
dayquil/nyquil - only combination cold products I use
benedryl - allergic symptoms
nasal saline spray - nasal congestion
robitussin DM - cough ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to cure cough and cold?

I'd really like to know how to cure cough and cold?

No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more

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I have cough and cold for a month. Can't get ride of it. Please help?

I have cough and cold for a month. Can't get ride of it. Please help?

Cough x1 month: Could be mycoplasma infection which responds to zithromax or allergies with post nasal drip (try Zyrtec), or GI reflux (try omeprazole). Could be pneumonia if fever and worsening, TB or in immunocompromised population consider penumocytitis/mycoplasma bacterium but usually you are quite ill with fever. Check it out with doctor/urgent care /remote telemedicine doctor so you can treat ...Read more

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I have cough and cold what should I do. Need relief. Suffering from past 15 days.

Exam: This is probably more than a simply cold 15 days after starting. See your physician. Tylenil for fever, te and honey, Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) for cough- get examined NOW! ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take the medicine of cough and cold or no in 1 week its gone?

Is it really necessary to take the medicine of cough and cold or no in 1 week its gone?

Cough and cold: Over the counter medications for coughs and colds may help a person feel better while waiting for the viral illness itself to resolve. For most people with a viral respiratory infection, no medication is necessary and may cause harm through side effects. There are exceptions, of course. ...Read more

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I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?

I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?

See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more

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Hey, I am having sever cough and cold. Its night here and I have an exam day after tomorrow morning. Can u suggest something for a quick recovery?

Severe URI: You can try otc meds or if you are really sick you could call your doctore for a prescription prior to your visit or perhaps he or she could see you today as an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm having headach and cough and cold all day... even I take any tablet that remain the same what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?

I'm having headach and cough and cold all day... even I take any tablet that remain the same what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?

Please resend the: Question with your true age. If less than 16 years old have an older sibling or your parents ask the question. We only answer questions from those 16 years old and above ...Read more

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Traditional way to treat 6 months infants cough and cold.

Traditional way to treat 6 months infants cough and cold.

Saline nose drops/fl: All you can do is use saline nose drops followed by gentle suction and make sure the baby is eating and drinking well. If there is fever over 100.5f, give tylenol (acetaminophen) and if not getting better or cogh is worse and fever is high or baby not feeding well, get the baby checked by your pediatrician
if there ia any concern call your pediatrician or let him/her check the baby. ...Read more

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How long is a cough and cold contagious?

How long is a cough and cold contagious?

Few days: Usually you are contagious a day or two before symptoms start and then up to a week after. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3yrs old OTC meds for cough and cold?

Can I give my 3yrs old OTC meds for cough and cold?

Yes and No: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Some over the counter medications are not safe for all babies. It is wise to have a discussion with your doctor about which medications you can use for some common problems, and write down the advice. Recheck with followup visits. ...Read more

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I am suffering form cough and cold for 2 to 3 weak?

I am suffering form cough and cold for 2 to 3 weak?

Prolonged symptoms: Once and upper and or lower respiratory infection goes on for over 10 days, it is suspicious that you have gone from a viral condition to a bacterial condition that may require antibiotics. You need to see MD to check you and determine what the best course of action is. ...Read more

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Cough and cold very chesty for 10 days. Am diabetic.

A bit long: A cough and chesty cold for 10 days is a bit long for a typical viral infection. You don't say whether you have a fever, sweats, chills, are short of breath or feel ill. The absence of those is somewhat reassuring, but not enough to say there is nothing to be concerned about. With your history of dm it would be best for you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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 type of food you should avoid during a cough and cold?

What type of food you should avoid during a cough and cold?

Well: Most often you do not have a great appetite when you feel ill. There is nothing specifically to avoid you just may have no appetite for certain things until you feel betterv ...Read more