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can kids have cough drops

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Choking hazard: 3 is a little young, small children less than 5 are still at risk for this to be a choking hazard. I wouldn't give him one.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
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Delsym (dextromethorphan): Try pediatric delsym (dextromethorphan) available otc. It tastes good and is twice a day.
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Likely a non issue : The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contai ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
By soothing throat: Generally bu coating the dry irritated mucus membranes with a slippery substance like glycerin, or pectin.
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Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Get a checkup !: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Since the drop could block their airway and cause severe respiratory distress, i would not offer this product to a toddler.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Probably: Expiration dates usually fall short of loss of effectiveness dates.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Vazquez
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Please refer to the ingredients in the cough drop and follow the warnings.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: What type they are? Some are medicated & some are not. Try this: hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey ... Read More

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