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What is good for congestion on a 2 year old?

What is good for congestion on a 2 year old?

Saline spray: Not too many products have been shown to be effective in treating nasal congestion in a 2 year old. Generally, the best strategy is to physically remove the drainage by using a saline nasal spray to either flush the material out or to help loosen it so that the child can sneeze or blow it out. The use of a cool-mist vaporizer can also be helpful at night. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

Follow your doc's..: advice.For viral illnesses there is very little that we can do besides "supportive care".Make sure that they are staying hydrated. Saline nasal spray to aide in thinning nasal secretions,treat fever as needed.The congestion will last 10 -14 days the cough somewhat longer (although progressively getting better).If your child is still having fever after the 5th day (greater than 100.4)go back to doc ...Read more

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What should I give my two year old son who has nose congestion (can't breathe through his nose). I want to help that mainly.

What should I give my two year old son who has nose congestion (can't breathe through his nose).   I want to help that mainly.

Nasal wash: Many 2yo will seek out & get into all sorts of exposures & have respiratory congestion from inhaled irritants on upper respiratory infections.A nasal wash out using liberal amounts of otc saline spray can do wonders. Vaporizers are helpful sometimes but avoid vick's additives in small kids.I consider this air pollution & a throwback to indian sweat lodges, the fragrence can aggravate the problem, . ...Read more

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My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

All stuffed up!: First, I am a huge believer in usuing nasal saline drops (salt water). Try putting a drop in your child's nose every 3 hours. You can also put a litlle neosporing at the opening of each nare. Have your child drink as much fluids as possible and dilute the milk with water as necessary. If your child's symptoms worsen or fever develops, you should visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can a two year old have allergies to a brand of diaper? There is no rash, only sneezing and and some congestion occasionally. These are sam's club members-mark disposable diapers.

Can a two year old have allergies to a brand of diaper? There is no  rash, only sneezing and and some congestion occasionally. These are sam's club members-mark disposable diapers.

It's Possible: Only way to know is to completely eliminate the brand to a totally different and unrelated maker. Then if the rash goes away, you can always re-introduce the old brand to see if the same reaction happens. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, could a 2-year old, weighing +25lbs, take Benadryl-D for relief from congestion and phlegm?

Hello doctors, could a 2-year old, weighing +25lbs, take Benadryl-D for relief from congestion and phlegm?

Better not: as it isn't approved for that age, you may want to use cetirizine (zyrtec) OTC instead, with caution too. If symptoms are bothersome / not improving take your child to the pediatrician, best wishes ...Read more

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A 2 year old is on the second day of off and on fever (100/101). There is chest congestion, occasional cough, not cranky, still active, decreased appetite and is drinking well. I am worried now?

A 2 year old is on the second day of off and on fever (100/101). There is chest congestion, occasional cough, not cranky, still active, decreased appetite and is drinking well. I am worried now?

Fever & cough: Fever caused by viral infections can last 3-7 days. Appetite decreases with any infection; that will return when the infection resolves. In the condition he is in now, i would recommend watchful observation. If he becomes lethargic, irritable or if the cough worsens and he stops eating or drinking, have him checked by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC cough suppressants that I can give my 2 year old son? He has a cough and congestion, no fever. He weighs 30 pounds.

Are there any OTC cough suppressants that I can give my 2 year old son? He has a cough and congestion, no fever. He weighs 30 pounds.

Post nasal drip: Most of the cough is due to mucus draining from the nose into the back of the throat. Since cough medicine do not shorten the illness, the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged the use of any cough medicine in kids under 6 years. You can help with nasal saline drops in the nose and suction it out, use a humidifier. Vaporub is safe to use, and raise the head of the bed, give fluids. ...Read more

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My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?

Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. ...Read more

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