A 2-year-old male asked:
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my son is coughing non stop. he is 2 yrs old and was diagnosed with croup yesterday. he is on a steroid and have a vaporizer anything else i can do?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Give it time: He is on the appropriate meds. You need to give them time to work. You need to make sure he stays well hydrated, and can try letting him breathe in the steam of a hot shower to see if it helps.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Honey: Of study was done on children older than age 2 and found that 2 teaspoons of honey at night help decrease the cough. Remember the cough is the body's natural defense mechanism to clear the infection out of them also. Don't use honey in a child under the age of 1. T.
Answered on Feb 4, 2020
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes , get in touch: With his pediatrician , inform his progress , if he is not improving call his doctor and take him to er to make sure not developing pneumonia
Answered on Jun 29, 2020

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Possibly: A vaporizor may help. Watch her cough closely. If she gets irritable and can't get comfortable, take her to the er.

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