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Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Colds toddler: No cough or cold medications for that age are recommended so try a cool mist humidifier, 2.5 ml buckwheat honey once a day, 2.5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once a day along with warm drinks. If cough worsens or child has fevers get him examined. ...Read more

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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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Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late. Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?

Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late. Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?

The safest thing to: Do is see his pediatrician, as your son may have reactive airway disease or mild asthma. Upper respiratory infections can trigger bronchial spasms in people with these conditions, requiring medications called bronchodilators. It's always wise not to suppress coughs in children, except maybe at night for more restful sleep, but only if his doctor okays a medication with dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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My son 10months old. He is having cold and heavy coughs. Yesterday he had fever also. Can I give soventus jr syrup for cold and cough?

My son 10months old. He is having cold and heavy coughs. Yesterday he had fever also. Can I give soventus jr syrup for cold and cough?

Cough: cough & cold medications are not recommended for children 2 years of age. Use saline nose drops as needed, it clears the nose, sooth th throat & calms the cough. Olso control the fever & keep him hydrated. If no improvement see his Dr. Good luck ...Read more

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I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

Consult OB: I agree with your ob-gyn- no medicine unless mandtory during your first trimester. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough suppresant and quite soothing. Most obs will not recommend medication at this time. ...Read more

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I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also. Is there anything I can do to help relieve myself. And can I take any cough syrup?

I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also. Is there anything I can do to help relieve myself. And can I take any cough syrup?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex or robitussin (aka guaifenisin) are safe in pregnancy, as is dextromethorphan. Avoid sudafed. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges, saile nasal spray are also safe. If you start having fevers, the cough persists, or feel that you are getting worse, please go see your doctor. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from 'colds' that everyone else recovers from. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine they can elevate your blood pressure. Avoid those with ibuprofen, other nsaids as they can have harmful fetal effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety along with taking cough syrup for a cold?

Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety along with taking cough syrup for a cold?

Can be OK: Some cough suppressant s use dextromethoraphan. Others don't. If taking xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed, using cough syrups with dextrom may make you significantly more sleepy. Consider use of the alternatives to minimize this. ...Read more

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My 03 months son get cold cough, what should be ideal treatment. No ronchi or creps found, what about cough syrup, as there are so controversy?

My 03 months son get cold cough, what should be ideal treatment. No ronchi or creps found, what about cough syrup, as there are so controversy?

No cough syrup: Cough syrups aren't given to infants, actually they're not recommended for children under 2 years of age. For a 3 month old, you can use a humidifier and suction out his nose. Saline drops in the nose are useful prior to suctioning. Such a young infant should be seen by his/her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What syrup should we drink to over come cold and cough in cold weather?

What syrup should we drink to over come cold and cough in cold weather?

Avoid cough syrups: Guaifenasin is okay for cough. I recommend elderberry syrup for kids & adults as well as zinc +vit c lozenges. ...Read more

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I have cold been coughing and sneezing when I cough I feel serious pain on my sides and chest. I have bought cough syrup don't know what to do.

I have cold been coughing and sneezing when I cough I feel serious pain on my sides and chest. I have bought cough syrup don't know what to do.

See doctor: It is likely that you have chest pains from all the coughing - this can be helped by ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). It is possible that you have bronchitis or pneumonia, especially if you have fever, shortness of breath or sputum production. If that's the case the you should see your doctor or go to an urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a cold lingering for the past 3 weeks with bad cough, haven't used anything but teas, cough syrup and now I have pain under my rib.?

I have had a cold lingering for the past 3 weeks with bad cough, haven't used anything but teas, cough syrup and now I have pain under my rib.?

Pneumonia: Post-viral pneumonia or even lung abscess or pleural space infection is possible, you need to see your doctor asap and get at least chest X-ray and blood work, good luck and feel better soon ...Read more

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Can I take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? I'm 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

Can I take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? I'm 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

According: According to drugs. Com, triaminic is a category b drug which means that it is considered fairly safe for you and the baby during pregnancy. You can also discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication with your ob/gyne. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take cough syrup and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold together?

Is it a bad idea to take cough syrup and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold together?

Cough syrup: What you have to look at is the toatl amount of Acetaminophen you will be taking in a day. Do not exceed 2-2.5gm per day. Also check how much alcohol is in both of them as well. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

Cough: You don't want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as directed on the package. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old baby use cold and cough syrup if so what do u recommend for him concerned mother

Can my 6 month old baby use cold and cough syrup if so what do u recommend for him concerned mother

I wouldn't: The nasal & airway structure of young infants is quite different from older kids or adults. Studies have shown no benefit of cough/cold preparations to kids under 6. They also reflect a large number of ER visits and poison control calls from these meds. If you need something to do, keep track of fluid intake. That is more important overall & more likely to help baby. ...Read more

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Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after I cough. Had cough and cold since a week. Don't have cold now but mild cough. Still taking cough syrup?

Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after I cough. Had cough and cold since a week. Don't have cold now but mild cough. Still taking cough syrup?

Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...Read more

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I have a common cold and I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can I drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while I'm on the pill?

I have a common cold and I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can I drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while I'm on the pill?

BCPills: Check with your friendly pharmacist and they can access all drug interactions on their computer. Don't know what is in the cold syrup you have chosen, but most are going to be benign and should not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcps (but this says that you are a man?). If you are concerned about the pantoprazole, do not worry. You will be fine. ...Read more