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Will Cetirizine Treat A Really Bad Cough In A 2 Year Old
My Daughter its 2 Weeks Old and has a Really bad cough can I Put a vaporizer in the room since she is to young to drink medicines?
Needs check up: A 2 week old baby should be sneezing and hiccupping, but not coughing. A vaporizer will help with a stuffy nose, but a bad cough in a small baby can be more serious. Bronchiolitis is a wheezing illness that needs to be seen by a doctor. An important sign of having trouble breathing is if she is not feeding well. Any fever in a baby less than 2 months old also needs to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 2.5 year old daughter often has a lingering cough 2 weeks after a cold. Can i give her cough medication if yes which one? We just give her honey
Symptom relief: Keep an eye on his temperature and activity level. An active, playful, and energetic child is a reassuring sign. Encourage fluids. As much as possible, keep him away from others, as what he has is probably contagious. Honey can relieve coughs and soothe throats. Have him checked by his doctor to determine if he needs any kind of treatment, or just time for this illness to resolve. ...Read more
Natural vs meds: Cough, if not associated with fever, shortness of breath (sob) or chest pain, may be initially managed with "steam baths", vapor rub, or bee honey at home. Over the counter meds are indicated for kids over 4 years. Some I have found useful have guaifenicin in them (to loosen up phlegm) and dextromethorphan. If your child seems ill, has high fever or sob, make sure to take him to your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify: What is coks medicine. If you mean cold medicines, cold medicines are not recommended for children as they do not work and children can be overdosed on cold medicines. Use a coll mist vaporizer and keep them hydrated with fluids.You can use a saline nose spray to loosen congestion. ...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
My daughter got a nebulizer with albuterol. She is 2 and my son is 6 months old and is wheezing really bad with a cough. Is it safe to use hers for hi?
Mgt/workup: I would suggest a follow up for both of your children. The nebulizer has tubing which should be used only by one patient at a time. The mask spacer aerochamber is an effective more convenient way to deliver the inhaled medication. A virtual appointment can be scheduled, so that I may obtain more information and provide management options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is dimetapp cold and cough bad for a 6 yr olds who takes it everyday for over two months? My fiances son has really bad allergies and had been on childrens claritin. Recently, someone had switched him to dimetapp cold and cough after he did in fact get a
No, but...: If someone needs medicine like that for long periods of time, it is best to get at the root cause and find out what he is allergic to. Then you can eliminate or reduce the exposure to the problem instead of medicating the child. Get a referral to a good allergist from your pediatrician of family doc or even word of mouth and solve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?
Safe or worthwhile ?: Many studies over the past decade have shown no benefit of these preparations to kids under 12. They are actually discouraged for anyone under 6 because of the frequency of ER visits associated with overuse. They used to be prescription meds decades ago but in truth really just give you something to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will running a ceiling fan cause pneumonia in my 11 month old daughter if she is battling a cold /flu? Mainly just a good cough now.
Codeine: I think the best cough syrup for a nine year old whose cough is a post nasal drip and interfering with sleep, both the nine year olds and his parents, is something like Robitussin with Codeine which is available as a generic and though it does not taste very good is usually very effective. I would start with a teaspoon of honey first for milder cases before the codeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As she is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief.html ...Read more
How long does parainfluenza last in a 4 yr old toddler? She's coughing a lot oxygen is fine and lungs are cleared just a bad cough on steroids
A home remedy for coughing in a 2 year old is honey. How often should I get it to her? Should I mix it in something?
Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?
You : You should not give your 4 year old son Codeine for two reasons: - first of all, Codeine does have an expiration date. It the medication was given to you two years ago, then it is almost certainly expired. Almost all medications have an expiration date. You should go through your medicine cabinet every three months and discard any old, unused portions of prescription medications. - second, it is never safe to share prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Codeine can be a good pain killer, but can be very dangerous in the wrong doses. Too large of a dose can cause someone to stop breathing. That why many medications are regulated via the prescription system - for safety - and should not be used unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. The best (and safest) treatments for a sore throat are: lots of fluids, rest, hot tea with honey and lemon, chicken noodle soup, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, and a spoonful of honey for a sore throat. Research shows that these home remedies are as effective and much safer than over the counter medications. If you are concerned about your son's illness, you should call his doctor to discuss the safest and most appropriate treatments. ...Read more
How many cough in a day is normal for a 2 month old baby? Yesterday my 2 month old daughter cough 6 times last night. is it normal or need to worry?
Asthma question i'm a 33 years old caucasian female. I've had undiagnosed asthma since 1998. They diagnosed it in 2009. The doctor said it wasn't bad enoough for medication. I exercise and bike for 2 hours every day without any problem. I cough every day
That : That isn't normal to have yellow phlegm after exercising. If you smoke then please stop. Please see your doctor or a pulmonologist for a complete evaluation of your asthma. If you had worse secretions, green sputum, fever, or shortness of breath, then you would have to go to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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