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What can a 1 yr old take for cough or cold symptoms?

What can a 1 yr old take for cough or cold symptoms?

Cough: Use steam from hot shower before bedtime.Use a bulb syringe to suck out mucus use salt water nose drops to rinse out nostrils. Use vaporizer while child sleeps and make sure that he is sleeping on an elevated mattress. Push fluids and that old favorite, chicken soup! ...Read more

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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


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I've recently been having cold symptoms. My cough usually isnt bad. But I've been coughing hard, so hard I gag. My mucus is also white and grainy.

I've recently been having cold symptoms. My cough usually isnt bad. But I've been coughing hard, so hard I gag. My mucus is also white and grainy.

Cough: Try Delsym over the counter. Drink a lot of fluids and get some rest. You need antibiotics when the secretions turn colored. For pain take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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4 year old w a croup cough all night. Seems fine during day , typical cold symptoms and croup sound when coughing. Does he need to see a dr?

4 year old w a croup cough all night. Seems fine during day , typical cold symptoms and croup sound when coughing. Does he need to see a dr?

Yes: The majority of croup cases are minor and will pass without treatment, yet some have more trouble ; require office or hospital care. The intensity of symptoms separate the two groups, so be observant and contac your physician for guidence. A calm nurturing approach and simple rocking will often settle a crouping child, who is frighteded by the noise their vibrating airway makes with each cough. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough were i come close to vomiting when i cough bt no other cold symptoms.What could this be?

I have a really bad cough were i come close to vomiting when i cough bt no other cold symptoms.What could this be?

Bronchospasm??: Your cough could be due to bronchospasm which can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If you smoke, you need to quit asap to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem . I have no other cold symptoms.

Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem . I have no other cold symptoms.

An annoying Cough: Could there be something environmental or allergy related that is causing this coughing spasm? There is also the possiibility of whooping cough, but you may be more symptomatic with that. ...Read more

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Do Zicam rapid tabs make you cough? When I take it, it makes me cough & somewhat acts as an expectorant. I have cough & cold symptoms.

Do Zicam rapid tabs make you cough? When I take it, it makes me cough & somewhat acts as an expectorant. I have cough & cold symptoms.

Zicam: It does not claim to contain an expectorant. The nasal swabs caused troubles with smell but all products are still being used and rely on the benefits of zinc. All the best. ...Read more

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Got a chesty cough, slightly breathless. No chest pain and no cold symptoms. Could it have something to do with the mould in my house?

Got a chesty cough, slightly breathless. No chest pain and no cold symptoms. Could it have something to do with the mould in my house?

Yes: Mold is dangerous. You should have a professional remove it asap. (if you rent, your landlord is responsible). Your cigarette smoking is almost certain to be contributing to your symptoms. Get rid of cigs. And mold. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more