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decongestant for a 2 1/2 year old? Fabian's Mommy 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 5544 posts
29th Apr '11

whats a good decongestant for a 2 1/2 year old to use? i know most say not to before 6 years but i seems like i remember someone talking about one that can be used much younger.....

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
29th Apr '11

Only if you get one from your doc. There areno cold meds for kids under the age of 4 OTC

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
29th Apr '11

None really.



What type of symptoms?



Most of the time a cool mist humidifier in the room at night and vicks on the feet helped my LO.

Fabian's Mommy 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 5544 posts
29th Apr '11

im asking for another mama, ill recommend the cool mist humidifer and vicks though i had forgotten about that...thank you ladies!

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
29th Apr '11

If they have no allergies to it, honey does spectacular things for coughing!

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
29th Apr '11

If coughing is a symptom they can try a tsp of honey in warm tea. Or if the child will take it a tsp of honey straight will help with coughing/post nasal drip.



Head congestion try a warm shower or sit in the bathroom with a shower going. Tylenol or Motrin for any discomfort, but I typically don't use unless there is a fever.



I hope the little one feels better soon.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
29th Apr '11
Quoting Meg & M ♥ [Gleek]:" If coughing is a symptom they can try a tsp of honey in warm tea. Or if the child will take it a tsp ... [snip!] ... or Motrin for any discomfort, but I typically don't use unless there is a fever. I hope the little one feels better soon."


Get out of my head, thought thief! :)

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
29th Apr '11
Quoting Olivia Benson:" Get out of my head, thought thief! :)"


Hahah- we said it at the exact same time. Way too funny.

Mrs Stanford1980 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 12073 posts
29th Apr '11

My son's pediatrician gave us the ok to use triaminic nighttime cough and cold when he turned two. He said the dosage is basically all that has changed, and the regulations did not change because it was unsafe for them, or because it didn't work for them but because some idiot parents were dosing their kids too much and ONE or two people had a problem, so the regulations got strict on them. Per the Pediatrician, 1 teaspoon for 25 lbs of body weight. I tell you this, there have been times when my poor son had such a nasty cold he couldn't sleep and this helped him greatly. I would ask your pediatrician directly.

karenanne 2 kids; Cornwall, Ontario 3826 posts
29th Apr '11

have you tried saline drops? thats what the hospital told us to use and it seems to work

Fabian's Mommy 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 5544 posts
29th Apr '11
Quoting Meg & M ♥ [Gleek]:" If coughing is a symptom they can try a tsp of honey in warm tea. Or if the child will take it a tsp ... [snip!] ... or Motrin for any discomfort, but I typically don't use unless there is a fever. I hope the little one feels better soon."


i did recommend the honey to her! i remembered that as i was telling her about the vicks and everything! lol. he seemed fine all day at daycare so maybe hes better already =)