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My kids r on cetirizine can I give them Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well for cough and congestion?

My kids r on cetirizine can I give them Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well for cough and congestion?

Depends: There is no contraindication in receiving the two medications, but be careful that you know what you are treating. Bromfed (brompheniramine) should not be used in children with asthma or if there is a possibility of a lower respiratory tract infection and is not approved in children under the age of 5yrs. When in doubt see their pediatrician for evaluation and recommendations...it's much safer. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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My son has a cold, we went to the doctor and they said it is viral so we should treat the symptoms. What are some remedies for cough and congestion?

My son has a cold, we went to the doctor and they said it is viral so we should treat the symptoms. What are some remedies for cough and congestion?

Cold: I don't recommend over-the-counter cough and cold remedies for this age group. Humidifiers, extra long bath-time, saline nose drops and nasal suction (the Nose Frieda works wonders) are helpful. An essential oil like Thieves has been helpful but you have to really be careful with oils. Since over age 1,, Zarbees (or honey with cooled chamomile tea and a little lemon could help). ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Have cough and congestion i think is allergy related. Reactine makes me constantly hungry. Is there another antihistime that doesn't stimulate appetit?

Have cough and congestion i think is allergy related. Reactine makes me constantly hungry. Is there another antihistime that doesn't stimulate appetit?

Yes: Try homeopathic euphrasia or hydrastis. See an herbalist and consider food allergy testing. Go gluten free and see if that helps. See a chinese medicine practitoner as all these ideas can actually help you reduce or eliminate medication and improve allergies. Check out air tea at www.Franzcenter.Com/herbaceuticals. I have great results with that. ...Read more

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I've had a cough and congestion for about a week now and it won't seem to go away. My cough is pretty bad but i feel fine! should I get checked out?

I've had a cough and congestion for about a week now and it won't seem to go  away. My cough is pretty bad but i feel fine! should I get checked out?

Probably....: The cough may be due to bronchospasm so, if the cough is persisting, you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. You may need bronchodilator and possibly steroid inhalers. Other causes of a chronic cough include gerd and post-nasal drip, which have entirely different treatments so see your doctor for a persistent cough for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cough and congestion?

What would you do to get rid of a cough and congestion?

Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment should be directed at the underlying reason rather than a "cough suppressant." an allergist or pulmonologist are specialists in respiratory conditions if the problem continues. ...Read more

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Can I take Pediacare cough and congestion with motrin?

Can I take Pediacare cough and congestion with motrin?

Yes but: Yes, contains chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine. Better to take similar product in adult dosage. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old for a cough and congestion symptoms ?

What can I give my 1 year old for a cough and congestion symptoms ?

See below: No otc medicines are recommended for children under 4 years old per the cdc. The best thing to do is: sit up child, humidify the air and suction nose with saline as needed. ...Read more

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Can a 4 month old get a cough and congestion from teething?

Can a 4 month old get a cough and congestion from teething?

Maybe: I can be hard to determine the exact cause of an infants symptoms... It might be related to teething or it might be a cold. Please monitor your child closely and give palliative care: 1. Cold compresses 2. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) per the label's directions. 3. Maintain hydration. 4. Call your pediatrician if the fever increases or persists for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Is using a camphor liquid made for warm mist humidifier dangerous? I have a cough and congestion.

Is using a camphor liquid made for warm mist humidifier dangerous? I have a cough and congestion.

Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal (oxymetazoline) passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! Please skip the camphor and just use a warm mist humidifier. ...Read more

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My 10 month old has been vomitting for 8 days now with cough and congestion getting concerned i?

My 10 month old has been vomitting for 8 days now with cough and congestion getting concerned i?

Urgent care or ER: Vomiting that long is usually serious. Vomiting associated with coughing should also prompt consideration of whooping cough (pertussis). You should have her evaluated right away at an urgent care clinic or emergency room. ...Read more

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My sister has a horrible cold, with cough and congestion. Shes 24 wneeks pregnant. Is it safe?

My sister has a horrible cold, with cough and congestion. Shes 24 wneeks pregnant. Is it safe?

It may be, but...: When your pregnant, your body can be more susceptible to underlying viral illnesses and allergies. Overall, simple allergies and viral illnesses are safe, but it is always best to be sure she stays in touch with and has regular appts with her GYN Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has mild fever, cough and congestion. She has a 2 old week baby. Should she see a dr?

Has mild fever, cough and congestion. She has a 2 old week baby. Should she see a dr?

Yes: Anyone 2 weeks out from a delivery would benefit from discovering whey they have fever and whether it could make baby sick. The fever may or may not be related to the congestion and could be a complication of her delivery. It deserves at least a phone call to her doc. ...Read more

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I have had the flu for over 2 weeks, and I still have cough, and congestion, still vomiting everyday, is this normal?

I have had the flu for over 2 weeks, and I still have cough, and congestion, still vomiting everyday, is this normal?

Mgt: Symptoms of the flu infection may be prolonged, but secondary bacterial infections can occur. You may have a sinus infection or pneumonia. Monitor your temperature, drink fluids and please see your PCP. Your medical records and any radiographs may be uploaded to Healthtap for review. ...Read more

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I was trying to get some meds for sickness, my Dr. is on vacation for 2wks. I have a real bad cough and congestion nor can I sleep.

I was trying to get some meds for sickness, my Dr. is on vacation for 2wks. I have a real bad cough and congestion nor can I sleep.

Book an online: visit with any of our Health Tap expert physicians; understanding that not all cough and congestion require antibiotics at all. We cannot dispense sleeping medication other than OTC products. ...Read more

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Can i give a 15 month old anything to help her cough and congestion. Use Vicks baby rub and a humidifier but cough keeps her up at night.

Can i give a 15 month old anything to help her cough and congestion.  Use Vicks baby rub and a humidifier but cough keeps her up at night.

Avoid aromas: Any odor can aggravate a cough in a young infant or child. I encourage paents to avoid Vicks or similar aroma products until school age, if ever. Proper fluid intake, nasal wash with saline and Robitussin are the things we can use at this age. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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