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What's the best way to treat my toddler's cold?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Comfort

An uncomplicated cold is viral and currently there is no medicine cure.
Comfort includes keeping well hydrated, a vaporizer, and saline (salt water) nose drops. Over the counter cold remedies are not recommended for young children due to safety concerns. If you have questions, contact your pediatrician.

In brief: Comfort

An uncomplicated cold is viral and currently there is no medicine cure.
Comfort includes keeping well hydrated, a vaporizer, and saline (salt water) nose drops. Over the counter cold remedies are not recommended for young children due to safety concerns. If you have questions, contact your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Cold management

A cold is a virus, therefore cannot be cured with antibiotics.
Symptomatic treatment is best. Give tyelenol or Motrin for body aches or fever, but over the counter cold & cough medication isn't recommended for toddlers, infact these medications can cause more problems. Offer plenty of liquids, run a humidifier, and clean nose with bulb suctiion. If it lasts more than 10 day call your doctor.

In brief: Cold management

A cold is a virus, therefore cannot be cured with antibiotics.
Symptomatic treatment is best. Give tyelenol or Motrin for body aches or fever, but over the counter cold & cough medication isn't recommended for toddlers, infact these medications can cause more problems. Offer plenty of liquids, run a humidifier, and clean nose with bulb suctiion. If it lasts more than 10 day call your doctor.
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