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What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, i'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

Nothing much: A cold and cough in an otherwise healthy 22 month should run its course over a 1-2 week period of time. There really are no proven or, more importantly, safe medications that will help your child. Using nasal saline with suction may help relieve some of the nasal symptoms. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever. ...Read more

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What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

Time and patience: Colds go away in spite of, not because of, all the over-the-counter remedies we use. Some feel better with humidified air, but make sure your humidifier is clean. Decongestants and cough suppressants (used short term) can reduce symptoms of runny nose, but cough meds are better at helping you sleep than at reducing cough. Make sure your little one drinks enough fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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What can I give a three month old for a cold?

What can I give a three month old for a cold?

See below: You can gently suction the mucous out of the nose using a bulb syringe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at correct dose only if there is fever. Humidifier can help thin mucous. Please keep your baby away from all tobacco smoke & other smoke. Really no other safe medications. ...Read more

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My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would i do?What medicines better to give her.?

My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would i do?What medicines better to give her.?

See the doctor: There are many causes for cough. It may be allergic or asthma- related or due to infection. It's important to see the doctor , give the history and be examined to get the right treatment for a persistent cough. ...Read more

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My daughter has had a cough for more then three days. What do I do?

My daughter has had a cough for more then three days. What do I do?

Cough in kids: How old is ur daughter? Does she have fever as well and productive cough? If she has fever u should seek medical care. If not it may be just a virla infection and should pass. If her cough is really abd u should tke her to ur pediatrican. Otc meds are 4 kids over 6 yrs only so talk to ur pediatrician if under 6 yr. ...Read more

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My son is 1month and 1week old he have a cough what medicine can give? Thanks

My son is 1month and 1week old he have a cough what medicine can give? Thanks

No meds: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough& produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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What should I do for dry exczema for my eight year old daughter?

What should I do for dry exczema for my eight year old daughter?

Moisture & ceramides: Eczema is a sensitive skin condition that has multiple triggers. Eczema or atopic dermatitis seems to respond to the frequent application of moisturizing creams containing ceramides. Fragranced soaps also seem to contribute to atopic flares. There are differing degrees of severity. Speak with your dermatologist about the best course of therapy for your child. Until the appointment, try cerave'. ...Read more

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What can I give my 3.5 year old for a cough?

What can I give my 3.5 year old for a cough?

Not much...........: The american academy of pediatrics has come out not recommending cough medicines, due to a lack of improvement in multiple controlled studies--as well as several deaths. There has recently been an article confirming the efficacy of honey (in tea) as an effective reliever of cough. Honey should never be given to a child under one year of age. ...Read more

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What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more

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What can I give my 11 month old for a cold?

What can I give my 11 month old for a cold?

Cold: Unfortunately, for children this age, there are few options. We generally do not encourage over-the-counter remedies. You could try nasal saline drops and aspirate the mucous. A cool mist humidifier is also sometimes helpful. Make sure your child is well hydrated and allow a few days for the symptoms to pass. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My one month old has a cold. What should I do?

My one month old has a cold. What should I do?

NO Medicines...,: Make sure baby's nose is not blocked. Suck any drainage with a bulb syringe. Can put saline nasal drop (otc) 4-5 drops in each nostril if thick mucous. Keep room temperature 70 f daytime and 68 f at night. Use a humidifier in the room. If these doesn't work, see baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

Headach & fever: How high is the fever? How severe is the headache? Any neck stiffness? Cough? Runny nose? Ear pain? Tylenol/advil/motrin (children's version, use appropriate dose for age and weight) will help both ha & fever. If there are other symptoms or ha/fever worsen, see fp for further evaluation & treatment. Cool compresses to the forehead may comfort the child, too. ...Read more

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What can i give my one year old for allergies?

What can i give my one year old for allergies?

Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. These are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ ...Read more

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What can I do for my ten month old daughters cough?

Cough: For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms. If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

Bad cough: You can try honey with tea temporarily until you can call your doctor for an appointment for your child to be examined to determine the cause of the bad cough and give appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My 5 year daughter is having loose motion for two days. What medicine should I give her?

My 5 year daughter  is having loose motion for two days. What medicine should I give her?

No meds: Slightly loose stools (4-5 watery stools/day), avoid milk and milk products for a couple of days, avoid heavy, spicy or fried foods, and give plenty of clear fluids (water, weak tea, pedialyte or watered down gatorade). Call your doctor if diarrhea > 1 week, or if vomiting or fever occurs. ...Read more

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What can I do for a 3 month old with a cough snd sneezing?

What can I do for a 3 month old with a cough snd sneezing?

A troublesome cold?: There are several things to do for a 3 month of with cold symptoms. First, use 2-3 drops of nasal saline drops in each side of the nose every 3 hours while awake. Keep the baby's head elevated to sleep so the child is not laying flat. If you are giving formula, you can dilute the formula half strength so the baby tolerates the feeds and stays well hydrated. You can also run a humidifier. ...Read more

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What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, i'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read more

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2 month old baby having blocked nose ( not oozing) since 3 weeks. Sometimes she has a dry cough. Am scared. Is it ok? Should I give her zincovit drops

2 month old baby having blocked nose ( not oozing) since 3 weeks. Sometimes she has a dry cough. Am scared. Is it ok? Should I give her zincovit drops

Try saline nose drop: try saline nose drops every 8hrs and only suction no more than every 8hrs some times oversuctioning can give swelling of the nasal mucosa and blockage. preferably do this before feeding so baby can eat and breath as babies are obligatory nose breathers a humidifyer with distilled water might help ofcoarse allergies to dust mold or pets must be considered ...Read more

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2 month old baby having mild stuffy nose and dry cough&sneeze (occasionally) since 3 weeks.Is it normal?Baby seems active otherwise.Gave saline drops

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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2 month old baby having mild stuffy nose and dry cough&sneeze (occasionally) since 3 weeks.Is it normal?Baby seems active otherwise.Gave saline drops

Continue the saline: Nasal washes, especially before feeding, if symptoms progress/fever or reduced feeding, see his doctor, otherwise make sure your baby isn't exposed to smokers or second hand smoke or other causes that would irritate the upper airways, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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What can I give my 3 year old for horrible dry cough? He has coughing fits that keep him up at night. Most medicines for children say age 6+.

What can I give my 3 year old for horrible dry cough? He has coughing fits that keep him up at night. Most medicines for children say age 6+.

Coughing: Steam him in the shower and then use salt water nose drops. Use a bulb syringe to suck up mucus in childs nose, use a vaporizer at night as well as elevated mattress. Push fluids and reduce milk.Tea and honey can be helpful as well as vaporub on the chest. ...Read more

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My two year old has a fever and his chest is congested , with a dry cough. What should I give him?

My two year old has a fever and his chest is congested , with a dry cough. What should I give him?

Temperature control: This is likely a cold or virus. Treat his symptoms with extra fluids and temperature control. Keeping his room cool will help his breathing. A gentle saline solution may help to keep his nasal passages clear. If you are unable to control his fever, if he has breathing difficulties or if he is feeding poorly have him assessed by his doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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3 month old with dry cough, heavy and noise breathing for 2 days. kindly assist?

3 month old with dry cough, heavy and noise breathing for 2 days. kindly assist?

Other symptoms: Any fevers, increased fussiness, poor oral intake, or decreased urinary output? these are signs that your baby may be pretty sick. If your baby is still having cough and noisy breathing and is not improving, I would see your pediatrician so they could do an exam. ...Read more

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I think my 5 month old is catching my cold. During the night she has a little bit of a dry cough and stuffy nose. Any over counter medicine?

I think my 5 month old is catching my cold. During the night she has a little bit of a dry cough and stuffy nose. Any over counter medicine?

Saline nose drops: Saline (salt water) nose drops may relieve the symptoms of congestion. Also a vaporizer.There is currently no other safe otc medications for relief of symptoms at this age. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has eye drainage , dry cough , & a stuffy congested nose . Should i be worried , what should I do ?

My 1 month old baby has eye drainage , dry cough , & a stuffy congested nose . Should i be worried , what should I do ?

Yes,see pediatrician: You need to take you infant to his doctor at once. An eye infection can progress to an orbital cellulitis which is very severe. It happened to one of my children. From a simple cold the child gets mucous in its eyes from rubbing his nose and touching his eyes. ...Read more

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18 month old boy with a wet to dry cough no fever and not much of a runny nose struggling to sleep what could it be have a history of bronchiolitis. ?

18 month old boy with a wet to dry cough no fever and not much of a runny nose struggling to sleep what could it be have a history of bronchiolitis. ?

Reactive airway: Possible early asthma like symptoms where the baby airways ate spasming cause him to cough or even wheeze. For children, coughing is what they do verses frank wheezing. Cough variant asthma or reactive airway dz. see you pediatrician since he has had bronchitis in the past. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby has a cough. Its not constant. He’s not sick/no runny nose/itchy eyes, nothing. Its a dry cough but not wheezy. He only coughs now & then, but I’ve noticed it more. Should I worry?

My 5 month old baby has a cough. 
Its not constant. He’s not sick/no runny nose/itchy eyes, nothing. 
Its a dry cough but not wheezy. 
He only coughs now & then, but I’ve noticed it more. 
Should I worry?

Mgt.: The cough may be related to a number of conditions. If the cough is persistent for more than 3 weeks, I would recommend follow up. A virtual appointment and uploaded respiratory sounds, may be helpful to you and your PCP.
If there is a problem with feeding, choking or sputtering, please review feeding and swallowing with observation at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever as soon as Panadol (acetaminophen) wears off its been 3 days he has a dry cough no runny nose dr said there was no infection?

My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever as soon as Panadol (acetaminophen) wears off its been 3 days he has a dry cough no runny nose dr said there was no infection?

Need more info...: Fever that persists in a child should be re-evaluated in person by a Pediatrician or at Urgent Care or ED. The source of the fever sounds like it is in the lungs given the cough. It could simply be a virus, but I cannot exclude bacterial causes such as pneumonia without an exam. Fever with the symptoms you describe is certainly evidence of an infection. Viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever as soon as Panadol (acetaminophen) wears off its been 3 days he has a dry cough no runny nose dr said there was no infection?

Cough: how high is the fever in todays day and age temp above 100.4 is considered as fever, anything below that the recommendation is not to give any medication ...Read more

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My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever it did go away for a day and back again dry cough no runny nose dr said he had no ear/throat infec what isit?

My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever it did go away for a day and back again dry cough no runny nose dr said he had no ear/throat infec what isit?

Fever: how high is the fever, you may need to get a complete blood count, chest x-ray and urine test done, upper respiratory infections do cause fever and treatment remains symptomatic. Complete blood count can point towards bacterial or viral infection ...Read more

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What can i give my 2yr old for dry cough?

What can i give my 2yr old for dry cough?

Cough: Studies show that one teaspoon of dark honey once a day or five ml of Vicks rubbed on his skin once a day can help. Also keep a cool mist humidifier near the child and nasal saline drops to his nose three times a day. ...Read more

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What medicine shoul i give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

What medicine shoul i give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up the mucus in his nose, then apply salt water nose drops several times a day. Use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress. Use vaporub on his chest and keep him well nydrated. ...Read more

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My son is 9yrs old, he has a very dry cough, i took him to the e.R and they did him an astma treat, what can I give him for the cough.

My son is 9yrs old, he has a very dry cough, i took him to the e.R and they did him an astma treat, what can I give him for the cough.

Appointment M.D.: The cough may be a sign that his asthma is worsening or is not under good control. Your doctor can provide a peak flow meter for home use and outline his baseline and the signs of distress. In general, an albuterol inhaler is used to quickly relieve asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would i do?What medicines better to give her.?

See the doctor: There are many causes for cough. It may be allergic or asthma- related or due to infection. It's important to see the doctor , give the history and be examined to get the right treatment for a persistent cough. ...Read more

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My 18 year old daughter has been having a dry cough for the past 3 days. Can i give her something for this or should I just take her to the doctor.

My 18 year old daughter has been having a dry cough for the past 3 days. Can i give her something for this or should I just take her to the doctor.

Honey: Believe it or not, 1 tsp of honey every 4 hours is an evidence-based treatment for cough in children less that 2. Of course albuterol is typically beneficial too. So, if it is a minor cough, especially at night, cool humidified air in the bedroom and 1 tsp of honey should help. If you are worried about your child's breathing status, please seek medical care soon. ...Read more

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