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My son is.congested, coughing, & has an ear.infection. dr gave him Bromfed. Is that ok? He also.takes childrens zyrtec (cetirizine)
Bromfed (brompheniramine): Bromfed is a multi - symptom cold medication indicated for children aged 2 years and older. Since it contains an antihistamine, it should not be used in conjunction with other antihistamines such as Benedryl, Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec and their generic equivalents. ...Read more
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
M south indian.I went to doctor, took medicines-my fever, cold, running nose stopped.But if I am coughing has throat infection, should I visit him again?
Is it okay to give albuterol thru nebulizer to my youngest child (5yrs) who has been coughing daily?
Need maintenance Rx: Nebulizers are good, but with a little practice, 5 year olds should do well with a metered dose inhaler (mdi, often called a puffer) & spacer. (spacers = large "tubes" to use between the child & the mdi; they help make sure the medicine gets into the lungs where it helps.) mdis are much easier + kids can gain some independence. But, daily albuterol need means you need maintenance rx. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Yes: The flu vaccine is especially important for asthmatics, since they may become more ill when they have the flu. Flu viruses invade the lining of the lung and airways leading to mucus production and constriction. If your child has moderate to severe egg allergies your physician may not administer the flu shot to him. An allergy referral in that case may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If her nose has been running just for a few days, you may try nasal rinsing with saline. If she has had a runny nose for a long time and without fever, she may have allergies. Again, saline rinse would be helpful, but that you can try an otc antihistamine such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) syrup 1cc. If the runny nose continues, or requires daily medicine, see y our pediatrician or pediatric allergist. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: Is he a young adult w/developmental or psychiatric diagnoses, or just "doesn't want to grow up?" drug use may play a role here, so be sure he is checked for substance use. Assuming he's been properly evaluated medically & psychologically, he can maintain his "boyhood" only if you allow him.If you don't hold him accountable for actions, he will continue to manipulate you. Give ultimatum: work or go. ...Read more
I gave baby crocin to my son as has fever.B4 that he ate 1chikoo some milk n a biscuit.He has viral gastro....Somethin since sunday.N not eating well?
Can my 5 month old take Pedia lye for diarrhea while having rsv. Was vomitting, Dr gave him Zofran (ondansetron). Now he has diarrhea?
My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with acute bronciolitis, would a warm mist humidifier help my child's cough?
Cool Myst: Cool myst humidifiers are safer because you cannot burn yourself on the steam. Also, have a fan near by to circulate the humid air. ...Read more
It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more
My son had high fever with sore throat,was given augmentin,2nd dose he was better, he developed diarrhoea so the dr changed to zinnat.fever is back!Y?
Treatment of Fever: Infection changes the body temperature. Usually it increases to help kill of the organism. Some doctors treat a fever with ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Depending on the infection and your doctors wishes they should have some information for you about treatment for the fever. ...Read more
My son breathes heavily when he coughs.He has cough n coldn fever for3 days.What do I feed him.He poops semi solid too.How long will he take to get ok?
Viral Illness: Viral illness presented by cold, cough, runny/stuffy nose, fever, poor appetite. Viral resp. Infection stays for 3-5 or 7 days. Make sure he drinks enough fluid, stool if watery/frequent- give pedialyte for each stool, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever 101 or above. Some cough is ok b/c it keeps airway clear. Give some honey. Cut on milk, give reigular food. Continues longer or any worsening, see his peds. ...Read more
18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, dont want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?
Depends: How old are you? Were you immunized against pertussis (whooping cough)? How are you feeling? If the answers are: adult, yes, fine...You should be okay but it's also fine to get to your primary care doc for a check-in. The vaccine for pertussis is given as a child and, now, gets repeated as an adult since we have to care for the little ones. ...Read more
No.: If he feels well enough to play outside, that's ok. The cold may temporarily make his nose run more-but i'd let him play. ...Read more