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My daughter is.2 and started coughing, isn't producing anything, but it doesn't sound dry. My insurance won't start for 30 days. What OTC meds are ok?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Symptom relief

I'm sorry your daughter isn't feeling well.
If it looks like she has a cold and is uncomfortable with a fever - it is fine to give Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. There are no cough suppressants for children that young. Taking her into a hot shower (steam) can help with nasal congestion. Otherwise it's just the basics: time, rest, lots of love. You can expect a cold to last 5-7 days. Good luck!

In brief: Symptom relief

I'm sorry your daughter isn't feeling well.
If it looks like she has a cold and is uncomfortable with a fever - it is fine to give Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. There are no cough suppressants for children that young. Taking her into a hot shower (steam) can help with nasal congestion. Otherwise it's just the basics: time, rest, lots of love. You can expect a cold to last 5-7 days. Good luck!
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