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Will Cetirizine Treat A Really Bad Cough In A 2 Year Old
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
2 year old has a really bad cough, wheezing, fever on n off, runny nose, n vomits sometimes. Inhaler helps breathing but cough very bad please help..
Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, you should have him examined to make sure the issue is viral vs. Asthma or other etiology. A 2 year old can take cetirizine, but it's off-label, and should be guided by a physician. ...Read more
About 1 week ago my 2yr old had a fever for 3 days. Now she has a really bad cough with flem + a runny nose. It seems to be getting worse not better!
My15 month has a bad cough with congestion would u think better to give him bromfed or Zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Neither.: With little kids, I like to keep it simple. You'll likely get just as much benefit from a nasal saline mist than you would from any medications, and why medicate your kid when you really don't need to, right? ...Read more
Can I give my 2 yr old childrens Zyrtec (cetirizine) 2 hours after giving him hylands cold n cough medicine? He weights 35 lbs
Accidental overdose: Call poison control, You have all the information needed to answer this and they are your best help. ...Read more
Yes, But: It's OK for a short while - if symptoms get worse or persist for over 7-10 days, you may have something more than a cold or the flu. If those happen, see you physician to have it checked out. ...Read more
Can a give my 2 yr both zyrtec (cetirizine) and nurofen together. He has a bad cough and running nose and has trouble sleeping because of this?
As above: Do not start experimenting with u kids. Best ask u pediatrician first. ...Read more
My allergies is keeping me stuffed up with a bad cough my doc gave me astelin nose spray and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) my chest has never been this bad.
It's tree season: Welcome to a bad tree allergy season! Consider seeing a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My 2 year old has hada bad cough for like 4 days, we took her to the doctor and they said they couldn't give her anything. How can I help her sleep?
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
My 8 year old son has a really bad cough I have been giving him Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough but it does not seem to be helping.
What do you suggest if my child is 13 years old she has always had post nasal drip. It really bothers her and she constantly gets a really bad cough can this be cured?
PMD: If the cough is due to post nasal drip it may be related to allergies. Allergy testing can determine what she is allergic to and then she can be treated with medications like antihistamines and nasal steroids/nasal antihistamines. Over the counter nasal saline is also helpful. Other causes of cough in child include infection, GERD (reflux), or asthma. It is important to see a doctor to find out why ...Read more
My child is 13 years old she has always had post nasal drip. It really bothers her and she constantly gets a really bad cough. Is there a cure for this?
Is it normal to have a really bad cough for a day or two after getting back into running after 2 years?
Bronchospasm?: This could possibly be exercise-induced asthma. In your case, the bronchospasm is being manifested by a cough. If this is the case, the treatment is to take a bronchodilator inhaler prior to exercise and have it available for use post-exercise. This should prevent the cough. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a two yr old girl she's not well today everytime she stands up she's crying and saying sore and she has a bad cough what could this be.?
Down with cold cough and fever (99.5 F). It started with a really bad cough that I got after a severe bout of diarrhea. I was advised to take ORNOF for two days BD to treat diarrhea (Ofloxacin 200mg and ornidazole 500mg). For cough I started taking dectra
What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.
Her cough: Is more than likely from her postnatal drainage. If she does have a stuffy nose and chest congestion (noisy breathing, wet cough or a rattle in her chest), you can give her Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1/2 teaspoon twice daily for 2-3 days and see if it helps. Take her in, if her condition gets worst, start wheezing, fever going up and not eating or drinking or if you are concerned! ...Read more
2yo slight elevated temp x1wk 99.5-100.1 acts normal Has cough runny nose Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) per ENT F/u 10/7 w/ poss ton/adn removed Call pcp, ENT or wait?
Monitor: At those levels it is not likely a real treatable condition is involved. As long as baby is taking fluids well I would monitor the situation at home. If fluid intake drops ant temp goes up, consider a visit during regular office hours. ...Read more
No problem: Yes and they can be given at the same time. ...Read more
Meds in combination: With Medication combinations, you need to ensure that you are not using the same type of medications together. Try always to know OTC medications and what they contain. Hyland's medications are Homeopathic formulations. Zyrtec is considered a " modern" or allopathic medicine. To doctors of Homeopathic Medicine we are known as Allopathic doctors. We cannot advise you on the Homeopathic medicine. ...Read more
Can I give my 2 year old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.... and how much.....she takes zyrtec in the morning?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) + Benedryl: The occassional use of Benedryl for breakthrough allergy symptoms in addition to regular use of Zyrtec (cetirizine) should generally not cause any problems. Dosing of Benedryl is based on your child's current weight. A simple phone call to your pediatrician should be all that is needed to confirm that the appropriate doses of Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Benedryl are being given. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a minor cold. Can I give her 2.5ml of children's mucinex cold, and still give her prescribed 5ml of children's zyrtec? She is 33 Lbs
Better not: Children's Mucinex cold has more than one formulation, and some contain an antihistamine as zyrtec, you don't want to combine both, besides some ingredients in these formulations may have side effects on your toddler. As for the zyrtec, 2.5 ml (2.5mg) would be enough, saline nasal washes, acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) would be helpful, together with rest and fluids, if any problem, call/ see her MD ...Read more
My father is 56, he has a really bad cough and has had it for half a year and it really bothers him and he doesn't have a diagnosed condition?
It really depends on the underlying cause. If you have had a repair of esophageal atresia, there can be areas of swelling that may impinge on the airway. I would recommend seeing your physician and having pulmonary function testing and a TB test.
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My 3 wk old has a really bad cough, it is so hard I'm scared she might hurt herself since it sounds like she's pushing! Could she hurt herself? And how?
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 more