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Hi my baby is 10 month age she has cough and flu what iss helpfull for cough what syrup helpfull??

Hi my baby is 10 month age she has cough and flu what iss helpfull for cough what syrup helpfull??

None: I find the best care for kids in that age group involves maintaining good nutrition,rest and pain meds if needed. The syrups often contain antihistamines that thicken secretions and make it harder for them to cough up the gunk in their airway. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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I hav a cough n flu please advise me wht to do?

I hav a cough n flu please advise me wht to do?

Influenza: If you have influenza just take some Ibuprofen and get some sleep. If the fever resolves in 3-5 days, and cough in 10, don't sweat it. If it does not or you get short of breath, get immediate medical attention. Your young, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and i also have a cough and flu?

I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and i also have a cough and flu?

Green: phlegm may mean you have a tracheobronchitis which is often due to PNEUMOCOCCUS a BACTERIA which may appear green in mucous! You may need a short course of antibiotics at this point! Call your PCP (Primary Care Provider) as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How to make 8mth old feel better from cough n flu physically after giving medication. Can baby be in air con room?

How to make 8mth old feel better from cough n flu physically after giving medication. Can baby be in air con room?

Help clear mucous: Keeping him upright to help drain any mucous, lots of clear fluids such as pedialyte and using a bulb syringe or "nose sucker" to help clear his airway. I also like vicks vapor for soothing. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, possible flu. How to cure?

Persistent cough, possible  flu. How to cure?

Supportive care: A viral illness (like the flu) can last a week or longer. If your cough persists longer than a couple of weeks, it is advisable to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has had a cough and flu for ova 2 weeks but find in herself , medicine 3 times a day and vapour rub, doctors or continue doing this ? :-(

My daughter has had a cough and flu for ova 2 weeks but find in herself , medicine 3 times a day and vapour rub, doctors or continue doing this ? :-(

Have her seen: The flu can last a good 7-10 days and also can develop...Secondary problems like bronchitis and pneumonia. Elderberry can be very helpful with the flu and/or an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner can also help. ...Read more

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Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain with flu ; cough. Flu can also turn in to pneumonia when one tends to develop the fever again. ...Read more

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I'm on methadone and I have a severe cough and flu but I'm scare to take anything, can I take any over the counter medicine for cough and flu?

I'm on methadone and I have a severe cough and flu but I'm scare to take anything, can I take any over the counter medicine for cough and flu?

Mgt: I would suggest a chest radiograph and ruling out pneumonia. You can be tested for viral and bacterial causes of your illness. If you have nasal congestion, rinses your nasal passages will help to reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more