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A 35-year-old female asked:

can i give our 3 1/2 year old little remedies cold medicine with cough suppressant in it. tried honey and natural stuff. nothing is helping?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
NEED SOME PATIENCE:: If honey and natural stuffs not helping, then check with his pediatrician. Some cough is good because it is a natural defense mechanism to clear the upper airway, sinuses and lower respiratory tract. If cough is prolonged, interferes eating, sleeping, then further evaluation needed to rule out asthma, allergy, sinus issue. Otc cough meds has a lot of side effects, not good for kids.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2014

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