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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
Saline and suction: Use a nasal aspirator +/- salt water nose drops. There is not anything safe to use in this age to decrease mucus production. It will just take time for the cold to resolve (usually 5-10 days.). ...Read more
105 lb: This is a good weight for male of female at 13.From 96-117 is considered well within the normal range. ...Read more
No magic answer: "ideal weight" charts are entertainment. A 12 year old boy doesn't need any body fat -- the less, the better. If he's taking part effectively in sports, and is trim, his weight is fine. A teenaged girl does need a little body fat for the hormonal symphony to work effectively, but again, not much more. Low bodyfat and being able to take part in one's favorite sport successfully is good weight. ...Read more
I give my 7 yr old son sambucus(elderberry) from the health store for coughs. Is this a good practice?
Sambucus: You should not give your child anything from health food store without consulting your pediatrician. Although sambucus has been used by many for a remedy for cold, cough amd flu, we dont know the dose for a seven year old child and what long term side effects it may have. All the studies done have been done outside of us and by the companies who produce and market this product. ...Read more
Is it okay to give a 1.5 year old Triaminic? What is good for a persistent cough likely from allergies?
It depends: Children's Triaminic products can be given to a child of 18 months but only those with acetaminophen/dextromethorphan. Children's Triaminic products with pseudoephedrine (decongestant) or chlorpheniramine(antihistamine) should not be given to children under six years. If allergies are thought to be present than you need an antihistamine like cetirizine for children. Check with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Something he enjoys: The recommendations for kids activities is that they engage in an hour of exercise per day. I would start by asking your teen what he would like to do. If the answer is "nothing" maybe join a gym as a family and go together. A combination of aerobic exercise, stretching and resistance exercises done on different days may be fun, or playing different sports. ...Read more
My son is 2 and half year old he is suffering by diphramatic herniya. Please give suitable advise.?
Consult: He should see a peds surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Warm Washcloth: If you prefer not to give ibuprofen, try warming a washcloth, not too hot, and having the child lay it over the affected ear. This will provide some temporary relief, repeat as needed. If you are looking for a medicine to give, then of course ibuprofen will help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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