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What Can I Give A 2 Month Old For Stuffy Nose
Suctioning: Saline nasal drops and auctioning are all i would do. Babies have to breath through their nose so it is best to try to keep it clear. Sleeping in a car seat can also be helpful if it is affecting sleep. A humidifier can also help thin the mucous and allow it to drain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptom relief: Keep an eye on his temperature and activity level. An active, playful, and energetic child is a reassuring sign. Encourage fluids. As much as possible, keep him away from others, as what he has is probably contagious. Honey can relieve coughs and soothe throats. Have him checked by his doctor to determine if he needs any kind of treatment, or just time for this illness to resolve. ...Read more
Can I give Tylenol (acetaminophen) to my 2 month old daughter for the cold she sneezes a lot and has a stuffy nose?
My 2 year old daughter has a chesty cough, due to having a cold i would like to know what cough medicine i can give her.
No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. However, if the child is feeling bad because of fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. Cough medicines are really just a waste of money when it comes to the under 6 age group. ...Read more
Saline vs decongest.: Most pediatricians would recommend saline nasal drops and the tincture of time. If the symptoms persist then an exam and discussion of triggers such as infection or allergy should be done. Some physicians would consider infant doses of decongestants with a discussion of potential side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold: Unfortunately, for children this age, there are few options. We generally do not encourage over-the-counter remedies. You could try nasal saline drops and aspirate the mucous. A cool mist humidifier is also sometimes helpful. Make sure your child is well hydrated and allow a few days for the symptoms to pass. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by your pediatrician. ...Read more
What meds can I give a two year old for stuffy nose/runny nose. And can I give it with a fever reducer at the same time/?
Lots of things: There are a variety of homeopathic meds that are safe and helpful in two year olds with colds. See your local health food store or whole foods. Vicks vapor rub is old, tried and true, and helpful with nasal congestion. Saline drops in the nose followed by suction can help. Yes, you can give fever reducer too. However, if you're looking for cold meds like adults use (nyquil etc.), forget it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I give my newborn daughter who is 5 weeks old and has a cold, nose is stuffy, she's coughing and sneezing?
A troublesome cold?: There are several things to do for a 3 month of with cold symptoms. First, use 2-3 drops of nasal saline drops in each side of the nose every 3 hours while awake. Keep the baby's head elevated to sleep so the child is not laying flat. If you are giving formula, you can dilute the formula half strength so the baby tolerates the feeds and stays well hydrated. You can also run a humidifier. ...Read more
No drugs!: Please do not give any medications to your 9 month old. While it has been common practice in the past, and physicians often recommended drugs for cough and cold, recent studies have shown they do not help and may in fact cause harm. No child under 2 years old should take any cough/cold meds, including over the counter. Keep child hydrated, humidify air, and if it persists get evaluated for cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: If you think your three week old is sick, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
First Cold: Poor baby! This does sound like a viral cold with the upper respiratory symptoms along with loose stools. Keep a good barrier cream on his bottom, and change diapers frequently, this will help prevent diaper rash. For the upper symptoms, he's too little for medicines just yet. You can try a cool mist vaporizer and even a steamy shower to ease the cough. This should last 10 to 14 days or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids/monitor: Your 5mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticeable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticeable increased work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more
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