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Meds for a 2 year old.

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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She has a runny/stuffy nose, cough with occasional gagging. Sneezes here and there. What would you recommend?
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jessi2girls
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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humidifer, vicks on the feet, saline nose drops, and lots of hugs and kisses..

alternate tylenol and motrin for fevers over 102 or if in pain...

lot's of fluids. 

jessi2girls
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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that's really about it.. anything else, she's too young for and you honestly really want her body to fight it off itself anyways to help build up her immune system against whatever she has..

if she's tugging at the ear... have difficulty breathing, and more severe symptoms call her doctor. 

shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM
No fever or ear tugging. Just the symptoms I listed. She has trouble sleeping because of her stuffy nose. :(

Quoting jessi2girls:

that's really about it.. anything else, she's too young for and you honestly really want her body to fight it off itself anyways to help build up her immune system against whatever she has..

if she's tugging at the ear... have difficulty breathing, and more severe symptoms call her doctor. 

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jessi2girls
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

try the saline drops then, and some vicks and the humidifier.. that should help.. you can also use the nasal aspirator (that tiny turkey baster looking thing) to suction out some of it.. but only use about once every four hours.. too much suctioning can irritate the nose and cause it to run more!

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

No fever or ear tugging. Just the symptoms I listed. She has trouble sleeping because of her stuffy nose. :(

Quoting jessi2girls:

that's really about it.. anything else, she's too young for and you honestly really want her body to fight it off itself anyways to help build up her immune system against whatever she has..

if she's tugging at the ear... have difficulty breathing, and more severe symptoms call her doctor. 


shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM
I have Vick's. That's it. The humidifier never worked. All it did was make the room ridiculously hot and cause her eczema to flare up.

Quoting jessi2girls:

try the saline drops then, and some vicks and the humidifier.. that should help.. you can also use the nasal aspirator (that tiny turkey baster looking thing) to suction out some of it.. but only use about once every four hours.. too much suctioning can irritate the nose and cause it to run more!

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

No fever or ear tugging. Just the symptoms I listed. She has trouble sleeping because of her stuffy nose. :(



Quoting jessi2girls:

that's really about it.. anything else, she's too young for and you honestly really want her body to fight it off itself anyways to help build up her immune system against whatever she has..

if she's tugging at the ear... have difficulty breathing, and more severe symptoms call her doctor. 


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Doc.Mc.Lissa
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Saline drops, baby vicks and a humidifier are pretty much all that is safe for a 2 yr old. Hope she feels better soon!

myloves.050709
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Try a nice warm shower to help her clear her sinus'.  Honey is supposed to be a natural way to help a cough.  Call your ped.  There are on call nurses you could ask.

Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM
you can get a cold air humidifier at.Walmart.


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

I have Vick's. That's it. The humidifier never worked. All it did was make the room ridiculously hot and cause her eczema to flare up.



Quoting jessi2girls:

try the saline drops then, and some vicks and the humidifier.. that should help.. you can also use the nasal aspirator (that tiny turkey baster looking thing) to suction out some of it.. but only use about once every four hours.. too much suctioning can irritate the nose and cause it to run more!

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

No fever or ear tugging. Just the symptoms I listed. She has trouble sleeping because of her stuffy nose. :(





Quoting jessi2girls:

that's really about it.. anything else, she's too young for and you honestly really want her body to fight it off itself anyways to help build up her immune system against whatever she has..

if she's tugging at the ear... have difficulty breathing, and more severe symptoms call her doctor. 



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dychemommy
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM



Quoting jessi2girls:

humidifer, vicks on the feet, saline nose drops, and lots of hugs and kisses..

alternate tylenol and motrin for fevers over 102 or if in pain...

lot's of fluids. 


This with maybe some honey witha  little lemon juice and a dash of cayenne-very small dash.  Enough that you can tell it is there but not so much you cry.  That should help a little with her congestion.  Also, roll up a bath towel and put it under her mattress right where her pillow is to help elevate her a little which will help the mucus from settling in her chest and throat.  If she is having trouble still, run a very hot shower with the door closed and sit in there with her.  Pile of books and 20-30 minutes later and she should get a little better.

squeakers2
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Use a cold air humidifier (warm air suck), and Hyland's homeopathic Cough Syrup. Its designed for children as young as 6 months.
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