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3yo runny nose cough she's eating drinking playing and generally in happy mood. Cold? What can i give for cough

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing

No medication for coughing until age 6.
Cool liquids and a cool, moist environment may be helpful. Elevate her head at night. Keep her nasal passages clear with a gentle saline solution. All the best. Have her checked for any concerns.

In brief: Nothing

No medication for coughing until age 6.
Cool liquids and a cool, moist environment may be helpful. Elevate her head at night. Keep her nasal passages clear with a gentle saline solution. All the best. Have her checked for any concerns.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics
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In brief: Colds toddler

Use a cool mist humidifier at her bedside , nasal saline solution 2-3 times a day , 5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once daily and 5 ml of buckwheat honey once daily .
Good luck and I hope this helps.

In brief: Colds toddler

Use a cool mist humidifier at her bedside , nasal saline solution 2-3 times a day , 5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once daily and 5 ml of buckwheat honey once daily .
Good luck and I hope this helps.
Dr. Julan Crane
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sounds like a cold,

which is viral and will resolve without medications.
For symptomatic relief, it is no longer recommended to give a child of her age medication for the cold itself.If she has a fever, you can give acetaminophen or ibuprofen,and it's important that she continue to drink a lot of fluids.If the cough is persistent or there is fever or pain or difficulty breathing, please have her checked by her doctor.

In brief: Sounds like a cold,

which is viral and will resolve without medications.
For symptomatic relief, it is no longer recommended to give a child of her age medication for the cold itself.If she has a fever, you can give acetaminophen or ibuprofen,and it's important that she continue to drink a lot of fluids.If the cough is persistent or there is fever or pain or difficulty breathing, please have her checked by her doctor.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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