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Expectorant For Toddlers
Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. is allegra similar? 24lbs
Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine. How old is your child? Typically you should not use these meds on children less than 2 yrs old. There are other things you can try such as bed elevation and humidifier at night. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc prescribed azithromycin and albuterol inhaler for strep with mucusy junky cough for child, is it safe to take these together? As well as nasal spr
My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?
I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup..No decongestant.Just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?
Maybe: There Are claims of antiviral properties but no good evidence based studies. And the manufacturing practices of some of the alternative medicines can be of poor quality. The best way to boost your child's immunity is through good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise, frequent hand washing and timely vaccinations. ...Read more
Is children's sudafed with just Phenylephrine for nasal decongestant safe for almost 4yr old? I know Phenylephrine is ok for 2+yrs. 33#, dob 9/30/11
Not necessary : Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and all medications have potential side effects. It's better to use normal saline nasal drops or spray. If fever recurs, lethargy appears, decreased apetite, worsenning cough or other complications, have him seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?
If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more
Child strep and bad mucous cough. Antibiotics for 3 days still has fever. Doc prescribed claritin nasal spray and inhaler for rhonchi, why claritin?
Good question: I am not aware of a nasal spray containing Claritin. Even then it would not have done that much for nasal congestion or the cough That the fever is still present after 3 days of antibiotic points more to a viral infection which often causes coughing and wheezing in children especially before age 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers