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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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Should my 2 yr old be seen by a doctor because of his enlarged lymph nodes, nasal congestion, and red, swollen tonsils? He doesn't have a fever and his energy level is pretty normal. He is snoring horribly at night and seems to not be getting good rest. I

Should my 2 yr old be seen by a doctor because of his enlarged lymph nodes, nasal congestion, and red, swollen tonsils? He doesn't have a fever and his energy level is pretty normal. He is snoring horribly at night and seems to not be getting good rest. I

How long?: If this has been present for no more than a few days, then he needs to be checked for an infection including strep throat as mentioned by another doctor. However if this has been going on for more than 10 days, then one must rule out other causes for the lymph enlargement even though viral infection would be my best guess at this time. ...Read more

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My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

Viral infection: It sounds like your son has a viral infection. As long as he does not have difficulty breathing or very high fever, giving him lots of fluids or pain/fever reducers maybe all you need to treat his symptoms. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid(anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe.Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What are good sinus congestion medicines for my 3 year old son?

What are good sinus congestion medicines for my 3 year old son?

Depends on cause: If this is sudden acute congestion caused by something like a cold, then Diphenhydramine (ie benadryl) would be ok for a couple of days. May make hm drowsy, though. If long term congestion from allergies or environmental sensitivities, there are both over-the-counter meds like children's claritan or both oral and nasal spray prescrition meds - for those, talk to your child's doctor. ...Read more

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My one year old has been having congestion nd runny nose for about two months already..is it normal?

My one year old has been having congestion nd runny nose for about two months already..is it normal?

It depends: If your child has congestion and runny nose, but is acting well (eating and sleeping well), it may be allergy related. In many parts of the country, spring and fall allergies can be really severe. Give him lots of fluids to keep the mucous loose, suction his nose with saline drops, and use a cool mist humidifier as needed. Call your doctor if he has a fever >101 for >2-3 days, or is acting sick. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old for a cough and congestion symptoms ?

What can I give my 1 year old for a cough and congestion symptoms ?

See below: No otc medicines are recommended for children under 4 years old per the cdc. The best thing to do is: sit up child, humidify the air and suction nose with saline as needed. ...Read more

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3 year old has congestion and a cough. What are some more natural ways to clear it up? Saline and shower steam dont seem to be helping.

3 year old has congestion and a cough. What are some more natural ways to clear it up? Saline and shower steam dont seem to be helping.

See Your Doctor Now: More info needed in order to make safe recommendations for your 3 yo child: duration of symptoms, fever, past medical history, & more. Viruses are very frequent cause of such symptoms however complications do occur eg. Pneumonia, Bronchospasm & more. Be aware children have limited communication skills, clues to worsening may be easily missed. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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