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Zyrtec for a toddler that has a cold?

Posted by admin on February 18, 2011

Toddler Cough

Zyrtec for a toddler that has a cold?
Our 16 month old has all the symptons of a cold (coughing, ear infection, yellowish mucus). Yesterday, dr. prescribed antibiotics for the ear infection. Also, provided samples of Zyrtec…for congestion? Will this work? (if Zyrtec is for allergies). Her Daddy has allergies….but, not seeing the connection given the strong cold symtoms.

Anyone have experience giving Zyrtec to a toddler? Side effects? (irratability….please no….we’ve got enough w/ the cold symptoms themselves :0 )

Tx-in-advance.

Answer by *angel*
they give a smaller dose of zyrtec for toddlers and it will work well. the dr may suspect that his cold symptoms may be related to allergies, or sometimes with a viral infection/cold they will prescribe an allergy medication to help the ear drain (so no ear infection) or to help ease congestion. i hope she feels better!

Toddler Cough: Zyrtec for a toddler that has a cold?

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