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How can runny nose and cold be treated in a child?

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Dr. Eric Goldstein

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Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Child Health
Question: 2 year old runny nose possible cold. What over the counter drugs can I give her for relief?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein 9 minutes later
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Cold

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Hello. I just read through your question.
It is best to stay away from oral medications in this age group whenever possible. My suggestion is to keep a cool mist running in her room. Additionally, you can rub Children's Vick's vaporub on her chest to help open the airways enough to make her comfortable. Within several days, these symptoms typically resolve.
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