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Hello,Customer I will do my best to help you. I do have a few questions for you so I can get a better idea of your child's overall health and wellness.
What medical conditions does your child have?
What medicines does your child take, include vitamins?
Is your child running a fever? If so, what is it?
What other symptoms does your child have - sneezing, runny nose, bringing up sputum with cough, etc.?
It could be that since she is starting to run a fever (low grade) and the drainage has some color to it, she could be starting to get a return of her sinus infection. The hydroxine dries up and secretions and makes her sleepy which is why it is working when she sleeps.That is a good thing.
The other things you are doing are right on target. Something you can try is a cough syrup for kids that contains dextrmethorphan like pedicare longacting cough or some delsym liquid. You may have to ask the pharmacist for these since they may be behind the counter but should not require a prescription. If her nose seems really congested, you can try using saline nasal spray or drops for children, then use a bulb syringe to suction the mucus out of her nose if she is unable to blow it out.
Use acetaminophen for the fever. If her symptoms continue, her fever stays, or her drainage continues to stay colored, I would not hesitate to have the doctor see her again in case her sinus infection is back.
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Just out of curosity, did the doctor say why not to give the delsym? Just wondering.
If the zyrtec is the 12 hour duration, then I would wait until closer to midnight to give her the hydroxine OR the cough medicine with an antihistamine.
because of the recommendation not to give children under 6 cough medication etc.
I understand. Sometimes you don't want to suppress a cough in a young child; however, it is helpful if the child is able to get some rest, especially if the cough is dry and hacking.
Please let me know if you need anything else. God bless you.