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My two year old baby has s really bad cough should I take her to the clinic or OTC medicine?

My two year old baby has s really bad cough should I take her to the clinic or OTC medicine?

No to OTC Cough Meds: Otc cough medicine is no longer recommended for toddlers/children; it tends to do more harm than good. It is best to pay a visit to your pediatrician/family physician in clinic. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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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..

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..

See doctor!: Your child must be seen right away by a doctor before the difficulty breathing gets worse. The cough and wheezing may be evidence of severe asthma, which can be life-threatening if untreated! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

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

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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!

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!

Common: The virus is spreading down to the airways. She might have a viral pneumonia and chest x-ray would be warranted. Visit your physician for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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My15 month has a bad cough with congestion would u think better to give him bromfed or Zyrtec (cetirizine) ?

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

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Can I taken Zyrtec (cetirizine) and NyQuil? I have a bad cough and runny nose.

Can I taken Zyrtec (cetirizine) and NyQuil? I have a bad cough and runny nose.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Cough relief: Steam her in the washroom by turning on the hot shower for20-30 minutes. Afterwards let the vaporizer run where she sleeps. Elevate her mattress by means of a wedge. If her nose is running use saline nose drops. Finally rub vapo rub on her chest. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more