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is there a cough medicine I can buy my 6 year old that actually works

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 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
20 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
No testing now: YOur children are going to be fine, there have not been any children that have required drastic measures. MAke sure you stay 2 m away and wash hands a ... Read More
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Observe: Testing only needed if severe symptoms. Recommendation for children without underlying medical conditions or without shortness of breath is to observe ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Allergic symptoms : Cough and clear nasal discharge are often associated with allergic reactions. An antihistamine for children may relieve symptoms. Nasal saline rinses ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
62 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If your child is taking the gravol as a daily medication for continued nausea or vomiting or when he is traveling if occasion for travel and you are n ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are so many different types of cough and cold medications it is impossible without knowing which specific one you are referring to. Most of the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Over the counter cold medications have no proven benefit in well controlled studies, and can cause serious problems, especially in children. In fact, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Cough : Cough can be tough since there aren't really any good cough suppressant medications available. Since she is 12, you could safely try an over the coun ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Croup: Try cold air or hanging in a warm steamy bathroom first. If that bad needs evaluation to see if needs a steroid.

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