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Old 02-01-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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cough relief for a 7m old?

Okay, me and the kids have sinus infection(me) strep (DD) and Gage didnt have strep test but has more viral symptoms like i do, funky runny nose, sore throat, etc.oh and Declan had runny nose, low grade fever and "gunky" eyes..well we all got anti-Rx and she gave us an eye drop for d's eyes with on on refil incase someone else got it...

But all that out of the way, d' has on on yucky cough, is there any thing i can do for him? The cough could just be from drainage cause his runny nose but..just wondering



Oh and saline drops arent working

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You might try giving him 1/2 teaspoonful of Zyrtec once a day if you think his cough is due to post-nasal drip. Zyrtec is an antihistamine and could help to dry up his runny nose. Cough remedies are no longer recommended for children that young, and I learned in school that they don't really work anyway. Water is just as effective, or in his case breastmilk or formula. I hope your family feels better soon!
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Honestly with babies, or even kids, I stay away from giving any cold meds, when you suppress the symptoms, you are suppressing the body from fighting it off. The only thing I'd do for a cough, take them in a steamy bathroom for a bit to clear up congestion, and have them sleep at an incline.
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Honestly with babies, or even kids, I stay away from giving any cold meds, when you suppress the symptoms, you are suppressing the body from fighting it off. The only thing I'd do for a cough, take them in a steamy bathroom for a bit to clear up congestion, and have them sleep at an incline.
Sorry mama, I would just let him ride it out.
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Thats what ive been doing with the older 2 was riding out at 1st..then DD's school sent her home cause she had 100.3 after gym

So to be safe i took them in on Friday and ped gave them the Rx its only been 4doses of Rx but just seems like he's almost getting worse..
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I use a cool-mist humidifier when the girls are sick or have a cough. It always seems to help them and they sleep better.
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I use a cool-mist humidifier when the girls are sick or have a cough. It always seems to help them and they sleep better.
This works for us. We also have a Vick's humidifier that you put menthol liquid in tht we use in the living room during the day when she is sick and it works great
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