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can you give a 6 year old cough syrup

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but caution!: By cough syrup, I am assuming you are referring to prescription cough syrup. Take as directed and as little as you can. If you are talking about otc ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: The evidence behind most cough medications, other than narcotics, is not very good. We often prescribe a number of cough medicines without expecting m ... Read More
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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dextrometorphan: If anything works otc....It is the aforementioned active ingredient. Honey has also been proven to sooth the cough receptors, but don't have high expe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bloody noses: Bloody noses are very common in children, especially during times of illness.The mucus in the nasal/sinus passage ways can be irritating and the membr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
COUGH: You can give cough syrup at bedtime as long as he is still coughing for 1 to 2 weeks
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
A few: There are some honey-based cough meds that taste good and are approved for children over age 1. For a 9 year old, delsym (dextromethorphan) works well ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cheratussin AC: Cough syrups in general are not frequently recommended in pediatrics. Cheratussin ac in particular contains codeine, a narcotic, and can only be used ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you ped ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: First i would stop the vapo rubs, i find they may aggravate coughs in younger kids. If the kid has no fever, plays vigorously during the day and has a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Reduce adult dose: Avoid allergic triggers such as dust, mold, pollen and pet dander. Rinse nasal passages with saline and please see your pediatrician. A children's pre ... Read More

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