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What can I do for my ten month old daughters cough?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Cough
For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms.
If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated.

In brief: Cough
For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms.
If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No meds
The fda has restricted cough meds in children under 4.
After age 1 you can give honey based cough meds. Under one year use a vaporizer. Use nasal saline plus bulb syringe. Cleannoz and nosefrida are new gadgets to replace the bulb. Also have her sleep with head elevated. Vicks is ok to use. If rapid or labored breathing see doc. If not drinking, lethargic, very fussy, hi fever etc. See doc.

In brief: No meds
The fda has restricted cough meds in children under 4.
After age 1 you can give honey based cough meds. Under one year use a vaporizer. Use nasal saline plus bulb syringe. Cleannoz and nosefrida are new gadgets to replace the bulb. Also have her sleep with head elevated. Vicks is ok to use. If rapid or labored breathing see doc. If not drinking, lethargic, very fussy, hi fever etc. See doc.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Support
Water, water, water is my favorite treatment for most cough/colds.
Add water to the air with a clean humidifier or vaporizer (no added meds). Put saline (salt water) in her nose to help clear the mucus. Use a nasal aspirator (such as nosefrida) to clear the nose. Be sure she drinks plenty of fluids. Go to doc if she sucks ribs/belly with breathing or is breathing 60+ times / min, not drinking.

In brief: Support
Water, water, water is my favorite treatment for most cough/colds.
Add water to the air with a clean humidifier or vaporizer (no added meds). Put saline (salt water) in her nose to help clear the mucus. Use a nasal aspirator (such as nosefrida) to clear the nose. Be sure she drinks plenty of fluids. Go to doc if she sucks ribs/belly with breathing or is breathing 60+ times / min, not drinking.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Glad to hear they help! This time of year it seems young kids are sick all the time, but they usually get better on their own. If worse though, return to her doc.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
In brief: 10 month old & cough
You can take steps to ease the symptoms of cough.
If the cough is due to a common cold, try plenty of fluids and keep the air moist using a humidifier. If the nasal passages are congested, try saline nose drops to loosen thick nasal mucus, and suction the nose. For the cough due to acid reflux, try smaller, frequent feedings, frequent burping, keeping the baby upright during/after feedings.

In brief: 10 month old & cough
You can take steps to ease the symptoms of cough.
If the cough is due to a common cold, try plenty of fluids and keep the air moist using a humidifier. If the nasal passages are congested, try saline nose drops to loosen thick nasal mucus, and suction the nose. For the cough due to acid reflux, try smaller, frequent feedings, frequent burping, keeping the baby upright during/after feedings.
Dr. Michio Abe
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