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What is the best remedy for common cold for 2 year old?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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What is the best solution for conjunctivitis for a 1 year old?

What is the best solution for conjunctivitis for a 1 year old?

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

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What is home remedy for ear discomfort in a 2 year old child?

What is home remedy for ear discomfort in a 2 year old child?

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 more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure the flu for a 9 month old?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure the flu for a 9 month old?

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

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What is the best treatment for odd for 5 yr old male?

What is the best treatment for odd for 5 yr old male?

Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapy is the best treatment for oppositional defiant disorder. In a 5 year old male this would mean family therapy. ...Read more

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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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What is the best thing for constipation for a 1 year old?

What is the best thing for constipation for a 1 year old?

Constipation: Make sure his/her diet contains juices and fiber. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Lax a day daily until a soft daily bowel movement may help. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat sore thoat in a miné year old?

What is the best medicine to treat sore thoat in a miné year old?

Sore throat: Depending on the cause of the sore throat which should be checked out by your pediatrician. Bacterial or viral source is important for treatment simple salt water rinses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, or even antibiotics may be the answer. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for toothache for a 9 year old child?

What is the medicine for toothache for a 9 year old child?

Generally: Ibuprofen usually works best for toothaches but the best thing to do is to have him see a dentist to get him out of pain. Dosing depends on your child's weight so follow the dosing instructions on the box. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for constipation of my 5 yr old with hives

What is the best cure for constipation of my 5 yr old with hives

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

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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 is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

Many : good options, typically steroid base, but if affecting other body areas with or without inflammatory arthritis you may benefit better from small molecule or biologic therapies. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate antibiotic for a 7 year old.

What is the most appropriate antibiotic for a 7 year old.

More info needed: The best antibiotic depends on the particular infection as well as other health conditions the child may have. Different antibiotics work better for differnt types of infection. With only a few exceptions, the same antibiotics are used in kids as in adults. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

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 more

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When taking a 3 year old child's temperature for a fever, what is the most accurate way?

When taking a 3 year old child's temperature for a fever, what is the most accurate way?

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

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What is the remedy for 2 months baby old having a running nose?

What is the remedy for 2 months baby old having a running nose?

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

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What is the best medicine to give a 6 month old who is coughing?

What is the best medicine to give a 6 month old who is coughing?

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

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What is the best multivitamin for a 22 yr. Old?

What is the best multivitamin for a 22 yr. Old?

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