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A 33-year-old female asked:

My 6 yr old son began coughing 2 days ago. sounds congested. waking in his sleep now with wheezing.had otc cold/cough+antihistamine. not helping!

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No OTC: I'm not surprised the over-the-counter meds didn't help. Studies have clearly shown they are pretty much a waste of money in kids, and probably just delay appropriate treatment if needed. Many of these things are caused by viruses, but if you are hearing audible wheezing, then your child needs further evaluation to see if prescription medications would be helpful. Don't wait until monday.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2014

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