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Hyland's Cold N Cough
YES: Unlike most medicines and herbs, which tend to have questionable or unproven safety in pregnancy, homeopathic medicines are very safe to take during pregnancy. You might also want to take Vitamin C 500 mg 4x/day and zinc acetate lozenges 3x/day. If the Cold'n Cough does not help you might want to try an individualized remedy. See http://homeopathyplus.com/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son who is 4 1/2 yrs is having cough n cold since October . Given medicines . But cough n cold still there . ?
Was just recovered from cold flu n cough after about a week. The past couple days losing appetite badly. Wht is the cause?hw to treat this condition?
Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Cold usually presents with runny nose, blocked nose, fever, body aches and it can cause post nasal drip causing sore throat and cough especially at night . cough is a reflex response to clear airways. http://patient.info/health/cough-leaflet http://patient.info/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infections ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much to do: Not much to do to help babies at this age. Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this age either. You can try nasal saline and bulb suctioning to get the snot out. I find that sitting in a hot, steamy shower (the water should not touch the baby - just sit in the steam) with the baby upright to get the snot to flow out, will help. ...Read more
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