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Do you give meds at like the first sign of a cold or do you normally let it run its course


Asked by flipper4u21 at 11:49 AM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Health

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  • If they have a fever of any aches and pains I give them Tylenol ibuprofen(sp) to try to make them more comfortable and it also helps them sleep at night.


    Answer by meooma at 12:02 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Run its course unless it's running for too long. Then I get the meds.

    Answer by Imogine at 11:53 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I just let it run its course.

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I usually let my body fight it off, I feel it helps my immune system. My son is not yet 2, so there's really nothing I can give him for a cold anyway.

    Answer by hootie826 at 11:51 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • run it's course sometimes olive leaf at first signs of sore throat


    Answer by bizima4 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Run it's course :)

    Answer by liss05 at 11:51 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I do give cold medicine to my girls once they start with a cold so not to get worse. Plus my girls always get the mucus stuff when the cough so to me the sooner the better.

    Answer by momindiana at 11:51 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • There's not anything you can take to get rid of it so I usually only take something to relieve the symptoms, like if I'm coughing my head off, or I can't breathe. Since our boys were small I haven't given them anything because it doesn't help, it usually just makes them irritable. However I do give them hot tea with lemon and honey to help them feel better.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:52 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I let it run its coarse...after awhile I will get medicine if it hasnt at least gotten a LITTLE better. I think I have only had to do that one time. and hes 4 and a half.

    Answer by nsrush83 at 12:16 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I only give meds if they are running a fever or seem miserable. Other than that I let it run its course.

    Answer by amber1330 at 12:20 PM on Apr. 27, 2011