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My daughter is having a very bad cough

A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience Pediatrics
No : You can't give cough medicines to a child that young. If your child has a bad cough especially if associated with fever, then i would have her evaluat ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
COUGH: We do not give cough rx to the young patients. Push fluid intake to loosen cough and increase humidity by using vaporizer.Some md give 1 cc of Benadry ... Read More
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Honey: There is actually a study done on kids 1-5 and it showed that honey actually was a good cough medication in that age group. There really is nothing on ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need assessment : I suggest you see a GP or paediatrician to be safe .
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
See doc : Three days of fever and it was diagnosed as fifth disease. Three days later she has a bad cough. Cough is usually not present in fifth disease and the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
You may : Add a decongestant and expectorant for a few days in addition to the allergy medicine she is taking. She has to take allergy meds daily until two week ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call doctor again: When something does not go as expected, call the doctor again. It is not always possible to diagnose a disease or prescribe the perfect medication of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Needs to be seen: I'm not sure of your daughter's age but under the age of 6 no cough preparations are recommended. It is best to have her seen and get advice about the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends how bad: Cough is like rash, it's sometimes very subjective. To some a bad cough is a couple times an hour, to others it's occasionally taking a breath in betw ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Follow up w doctor: If your daughter is under a year of age it is best to follow up with her doctor in person. Hard to assess what is the cause with so little informatio ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
No. : No. That medication is the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and it is not used for cough. You should never give your child any ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Cough and wheezing: At her age, and at this time of the year, with the night coughing to the point of vomiting and wheezing, she may have bronchiolitis, and needs to see ... Read More
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