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What Is The Best Remedy For Common Cold For 2 Year Old
TLC and...: Acataminophen or Ibuprofen for fevers and aches. Nasal saline drops for stuffy nose. Cool mist vaporizer. Honey for cough since your kid is dee than 1 yr old. Over the counter cold medications are not recommended in kids younger than 4-6 yrs old (possibly under 12 yrs old!) because of side effects and safety. How your little one feels better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis: In a one year old it is important to differentiate a conjunctivitis from a blocked tear duct. If a child has tearing and recurrent discharge, particularly in one eye, and the eye is not red, he/she may have a blockage. If this is the case, the child should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Bacterial conjunctivitis is effectively treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more
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
Symptomatic relief: There is no cure for the flu (or colds). They generally need to run their own course. Keep giving lots of fluids- water, pedialyte, breast milk. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for fever- don't alternate; just pick one. See your doctor if the fever is >101 for more than 2-3 days, your child is vomiting or having excessive diarrhea, a severe cough, or looking sicker. ...Read more
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
Not related: Hives and constipation exist independent of one another. Constipation isusually either too much constipating food, not enough fiber, or not enough water. Fiber supplements help, as does cutting down on dairy and drinking more water. Hives are an allergic problem. First treat with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then find and remove the cause of the hives. If all this fails, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Ear OK: The goal of taking the temperature of a child is to determine if they have a fever, which is a temperature over 100.4 f or 38 c. In a baby 6 months or less, it is important to get as accurate of a temp as possible, therefore use a rectal thermometer. In a 2 year old, an estimated temp is fine, so a thermometer which uses the ear or temporal artery is fine and much less invasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal: The rectal method gives the most reliable, accurate reading — which is why doctors often recommend it for babies under 3 months of age, when a correct reading is crucial. However at age 3 a good quality digital thermometer, thermoscan(forehead), or ear thermometer would provide a very good evaluation of body temp and since the precise temp is not critical at this age, i would not recommend rectal. ...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
Soap and water: A mildsoap and water.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: Plenty of fluids to keep the mucus loose, watch for fever, or decrease in drinking or eating or a change in behavior. If cough persists see your doctor. Over the counter cough and cold remedies are over-marketed and do very little real good, & can make kids cranky or too sleepy & even prolong a viral illness. Avoid them. Only exception is if the cough is due to allergies, then plain benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok ...Read more
Multivitamin for fem: Generally any brand name otc multivitamin like centrum should be adequate. Many of specialized formulations for women/men younger/older, etc. If you're planning on (more) children, one with added folate (folic acid) (b vitamin), calcium for your bones, iron if you still have periods. Any medical conditions might require more specific formulations. Discuss with fp. ...Read more
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