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What dosage of delsym do i give my 16 mth old (21lbs) to

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what dosage of delsym do i give my 16 mth old (21lbs) to relieve cold symptoms?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Louise Sivak, M.D. replied 5 years ago.
Louise Sivak, M.D. :

Hello, I do NOT recommend to parents of my patients giving ANY ANTIHISTAMINE to a toddler due to high incidence of paradoxical agitation (they often become "hyper" rather than drowsy from the medication). Plenty of fluids to drink, saline nose drops, using a humidifier to help the throat stay less dry if mouth breathing.