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What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

Bad cough: You can try honey with tea temporarily until you can call your doctor for an appointment for your child to be examined to determine the cause of the bad cough and give appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What to give a one year old for a cough?

What to give a one year old for a cough?

Vapor and love: There isn't really any medicine that's authorized for that age. Usually best thing is getting the bathroom steamy and sitting in there for half an hour or so. Helps the mucous drain. You can use Vicks (chest only, not on the feet), and nasal saline and suction to remove mucous from the nose. Other cold medicines are, unfortunately, off limits. ...Read more

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What can I give a three month old for a cold?

What can I give a three month old for a cold?

See below: You can gently suction the mucous out of the nose using a bulb syringe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at correct dose only if there is fever. Humidifier can help thin mucous. Please keep your baby away from all tobacco smoke & other smoke. Really no other safe medications. ...Read more

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What should I give a 5 year old for a headache?

What should I give a 5 year old for a headache?

IBUPROFEN OR TYLENOL (acetaminophen): We need to figure out why your 5 year old is having headache. Could be her vision, tension, allergy problems, or other issues. I would have her examined if no improvement. ...Read more

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What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

Time and patience: Colds go away in spite of, not because of, all the over-the-counter remedies we use. Some feel better with humidified air, but make sure your humidifier is clean. Decongestants and cough suppressants (used short term) can reduce symptoms of runny nose, but cough meds are better at helping you sleep than at reducing cough. Make sure your little one drinks enough fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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What can you give to help a one year old with a cold with a bad cough ?Shes 24 lbs .

Honey: The feeling today is to avoid alot of the medications that in the past were used in infants. Honey can be used to soothe the throat in babies over 6 months. If there is bronchospasm then it might help to use a bronchodilator such as albuteral. If the baby is having more distress then a sh0rt course of oral steroids may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can you give a two week old for constipation?

What can you give a two week old for constipation?

Constipation in baby: I would start by asking if the baby is actually constipated. Often around two weeks babies (especially breast fed infants) don't stool as often. Many people think this means they are constipated. Some breast fed infants poop once a week! if the stool is soft when it comes out then the baby is fine. If the stool is hard (like rabbit pellets) then you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine is best to give a two year old daughter for a croupy cough?

What kind of cold medicine is best to give a two year old daughter for a croupy cough?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): One teaspoon every 12 hours. Just the regular plain delsym (dextromethorphan) preparation. Also, bring into a fogged up shower, that humdidity is amazing for a croupy cough. :) ...Read more

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What can I give my 3.5 year old for a cough?

What can I give my 3.5 year old for a cough?

Not much...........: The american academy of pediatrics has come out not recommending cough medicines, due to a lack of improvement in multiple controlled studies--as well as several deaths. There has recently been an article confirming the efficacy of honey (in tea) as an effective reliever of cough. Honey should never be given to a child under one year of age. ...Read more

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What Can I Give a two year old to help poop???

What Can I Give a two year old to help poop???

See below: Increase fiber in diet: Whole grain bread, Bran cereals mixed with his/her favorite cereal. More Fruits and Veggies. Dried fruit: rasins. Drink adequate liquids at least four 8 ounce glasses/day. Limit sweets. See physician if constipation persists, and if having pain on moving bowels. ...Read more

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What to give a 19 month old for cold or cough?

What to give a 19 month old for cold or cough?

Cough: Steam him in the shower before bedtime. Use vaporizer while sleeping on an elevated mattress.Use bulb syringe to remove mucus from nose and use saline nose drop several times a day. Push fluids, tea with honey is helpful as is chicken soup. ...Read more

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What can I do or give to my one year old who has a bad cold?

What can I do or give to my one year old who has a bad cold?

Not much: Unfortunately there is not much that is appropriate or safe in this age group. Luckly young toddler's do a great job of getting better on their own. Typically because of the ir small noses, a baby's cold will make a lot of noise which sounds worse than it is. Saline nose drops (little noses), tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and lots of love are the best remedies remaining. (emphasis on the last one). ...Read more

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Which medicine can I give a one year old with a sore throat?

Which medicine can I give a one year old with a sore throat?

Pain: The question is why do you think he/she has throat pain? It the baby feeding poorly, does he have any other symptoms, does he have a fever, is he irritable and crying and is he teething? An appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help in the short term but the baby should be examined to determine the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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How can you help with a bad cough in a six month old?

How can you help with a bad cough in a six month old?

Humidifier: At 6 months, it is not a good idea to give cough meds, antihistamines or decongestants. Giving the child extra fluids and placing a humidifier in the room will help. If the child starts running a fever, refuses to eat or becomes very lethargic, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, i'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can give my 9 month old for a cough?

Is there anything I can give my 9 month old for a cough?

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 more

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What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

Nothing much: A cold and cough in an otherwise healthy 22 month should run its course over a 1-2 week period of time. There really are no proven or, more importantly, safe medications that will help your child. Using nasal saline with suction may help relieve some of the nasal symptoms. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever. ...Read more

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What can I do for a 3 month old with a cough and sneezing?

What can I do for a 3 month old with a cough and sneezing?

Infant congestion: Thin out the dairy or breast milk a little with water to decrease the thickness of the mucus, place a little elevation under the head when laying down (not flat), a little humidity in the room(s) can also help. If you think the baby is sick, then you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can I give for constipation for a 4 year old?

What can I give for constipation for a 4 year old?

Constipation: To start, try increase his water intake and the fiber in his diet. This means eating more fruit and whole grain instead of white breads/ pastas. If this doesn't work, speak to your doctor about whether he needs to start medication. ...Read more

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What can you give a sick 19 mo old for a runny nose and fever?

What can you give a sick 19 mo old for a runny nose and fever?

19 mo old sick baby: If your baby has a fever you should talk to your pediatrician as after careful history he/she may tell you whether the child needs to be seen or not. You could try nasal saline flushes for runny nose but fever should not be neglected. ...Read more