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Hylands 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
OTC Medications:: There are about 400 different 'over the counter' medications for fever, cold, cough. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fever reducer, somatic pain reliever. Dose: 10-15 mg/kg/dose, 4-6 hours, for fever 101 f or above. Some cold/cough meds contain Acetaminophen also, so there is possibility of overdosing. Many cold meds has Pseudoephedrine which increases heart rate. So, be careful not to overdose! ...Read more
Is it safe to use children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands cold n cough for kids? My daughter is 2.
No: Cough & cold medications are not recommended for children under 4 years. They do not make colds better, shorten how long a child is sick, or prevent a child from worsening, & they can be dangerous. Coughing during the day helps your child keep her airway clear. If she cannot sleep at night, try a cool mist humidifier, a teaspoon of honey or saltwater nose drops. Good info here: kidshealth.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I give my 2 yr old childrens Zyrtec (cetirizine) 2 hours after giving him hylands cold n cough medicine? He weights 35 lbs
Accidental overdose: Call poison control, You have all the information needed to answer this and they are your best help. ...Read more
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