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My 2yr old son woke up with a fever n cough n runnjg nose what can I give him?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends on cause.

Depending on the height of the fever and severity of the cough, he may need to see the doctor. For runny nose, the safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning.
He may not like it, but it works! elevating the head of his bed also helps at night.

In brief: It depends on cause.

Depending on the height of the fever and severity of the cough, he may need to see the doctor. For runny nose, the safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning.
He may not like it, but it works! elevating the head of his bed also helps at night.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Helena Bentley
Acetaminophen (tylenol) or children's ibuprofen will treat the fever if needed, and make him more comfortable.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Comfort/ observation

The average 2yo with fever & cough has a mild self limited illness.
He will key off your body language to remain either calm or afraid. Comfort meds/fluids/ simple digestable energy foods and a preservation of normal routein will help keep things as simple & allow recovery of minor pbs. If you observe a decline in his activity/fluid intake etc a call to the service is in order.

In brief: Comfort/ observation

The average 2yo with fever & cough has a mild self limited illness.
He will key off your body language to remain either calm or afraid. Comfort meds/fluids/ simple digestable energy foods and a preservation of normal routein will help keep things as simple & allow recovery of minor pbs. If you observe a decline in his activity/fluid intake etc a call to the service is in order.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Viral cold

The most likely cause is a viral infection of the respiratory tract.
Most of these are mild. Reasons to see a doctor: acting listless, trouble breathing, fever for more than a couple of days.

In brief: Viral cold

The most likely cause is a viral infection of the respiratory tract.
Most of these are mild. Reasons to see a doctor: acting listless, trouble breathing, fever for more than a couple of days.
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