Cold & Flu

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Cold, Runny Nose Advice

My 18 month old has her first cold. She has a runny nose, and drainage that made her gag and throw up a little last night. I could hear that she has a lot of drainage and was having trouble breathing through her nose. I have been SO very lucky that she has been a very healthy child. She just started in a Mother's Day Out program, so I am sure she'll begin to pick up more germs. Can anyone give me advice on alleviating cold symptoms and what to watch for, in terms of this moving to an ear infection? Should I use the humidifier? Vapor rub?...

Colds

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Childbirth and Head Cold

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has had the misfortune of being sick during the delivery of your baby. I am inducing this Sunday and I have a head cold that is really bothering me. Nasal congestion and coughing. I am a little nervous about being sick and being around my new baby....I am sure they will give me a mask to where when I am holding her. I am mostly concerned aboput being even more uncomfortable during labor and delivery. Any advice or stories would be appreciated or any quick cures for a head and chest cold. Thank you

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A Simple Head Cold

My daughter Sophia who is a little over a month old has a head cold and her...

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Cough Cough Cough!

I have the most IRRITATING cough that I cannot seem to shake! I am about 8 mos. pregnant and can't take medicines I normally would. I have a check-up on Friday so I can ask my OB then, but does anyone have any remedies in the meantime? It feels like there is a constant tickle in my throat and in the top of my chest. Plus, I have to run to the restroom each time I have an episode so I don't wet myself due to the weight and movement on my bladder. Help please!!

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Toddler with Cough

What do you do for a 2 year old with a really bad cough. Well actually, the...

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Soothing a Cough

My daughters have had several colds this winter, but their latest one is...

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How Do I Break a High Temperature??

My son has had a temperature all day. He was up at 5:30am with a temp of 101.+ and I gave him some tylenol and kept him in bed with me and the temp went down. It went up a little before nap time and has been pretty consistent throughout the day at 99.6. Now we are back up to 101. He is in the bath now, he has had popsicles and lots of fluids. I am not sure what else to do. Any suggestions????

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Out of No Where Fever

My 18 month old slept terrible last night, this morning he has a fever with...

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Strep- High Fever

Hi, My 7 yr old has strep for the first time. Woke up from a nap w a 104.6...

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