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both my 2yr old and 5month old are sick.. No fever just runny nose,eyes and a really bad cough...The doctor told me to give them pain reliever med's and there is nothing eles to do... Is this true? i hate that bad cough...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 AM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Try some vix.
    jamesmommy512

    Answer by jamesmommy512 at 12:32 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • put your ear to thier chest, if at any point they sound "wheezy" then take them back in, or if they develop a fever. Pain reliever does nothing for colds...lol The 2 year old I believe can take clairatin which helps with the allergy stuff...but beside that run hot showers and let them sit in the bathroom breathing the warm/humid air. You can also put a humidifier in thier rooms and make sure thier beds are on an incline to promote nasal drainage.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Usually a fever is a sign of something viral which cannot be cured with antibiotics. In reality, there is no cure for any cold, but there are products meant to relieve the symptoms. A runny nose, clear fluids may be signs of allergies. This season is supposed to be a bad allergy season. The cough can be soothed with warm liquids, soups and a bland soft diet. But yes he's correct. There are doctors out there that over prescribed antibiotics when they actually do more harm than good. Your 2 year old, if she has a red throat can garggle with salt water and spit it out to soothe the throat.
    lawmom27

    Answer by lawmom27 at 12:33 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • they don't want to give kids any meds except pain relievers untill age 6 now. i give my daughter (she's 2) benadryl when she gets the runny nose, and cough because when her i know it's allergy related and it helps. the cough that she gets is mostly when she lays down and is the result of drainage in her throat. we also live in the allergy capital and it's something that everybody around here has.
    you might contact your dr if you think this is the case and see if this could be the case with them, and if it would be ok to give them benadryl and to get the dosages for their age/size.
    Tarable525

    Answer by Tarable525 at 12:36 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Sounds allergy related to me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • a cough and runny nose is usually how the body gets rid of sick and/ or dead cells. what would happen to those cells if you stopped those healthy bodies from coughing them out, or letting them flow from the nose?
    when you let the body do what it is supposed to do it will be stronger in the long run.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:57 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • i usually just let the cold run its course. there is nothing else you can really do. i wouldnt suggest giving either of them anything more then childrens motrin or something similar. get a cool mist dehumidifier and put it in their rooms. that usually knocks things out of DS pretty quickly.
    mrs_adcock

    Answer by mrs_adcock at 1:05 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

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