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What can I safely give my 2 year old for a cough/sore throat?

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Asked by Liz_24 at 6:30 PM on Nov. 24, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • tylenol or motrin is all I would give

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 6:49 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • Honey for the sore throat.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:06 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • make a game with her and teach her how to gargle salt water. even if she swallows it, it will be ok.

    Answer by teacherrozzie at 7:40 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • Tylenol or motrin plus taking her into a steamy bathroom should help as well as patting her back to help break up any mucous.
    You could also use vicks vapor rub at night to help quell the cough. If it seems like it's too strong on her chest, put it on her feet.

    Answer by twinclubmom at 7:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • I know pepermint tea helps me with a sore throat so I think a pepermint candy (candy canes anyone) might help. It won't hurt.

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 8:12 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • Tea with honey & Sugar free cough drops cut one in 1/2 or you could just drop it in his tea.
    Vicks on chest

    Answer by silva4u at 4:53 AM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I use baby vicks with the lavendar smell, a steam vaporizer at nights and then tylenol for the sore throat. Poor thing :(

    Answer by Christi12 at 4:25 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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