A 1-year-old male asked:
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my son is 17mths,40lbs & healthy he takes zyrtec qd with zantac (ranitidine) bid & pulmicort 0.5mg 1qd. what otc can i get for cough/congestion for him?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cold meds in child: Over the counter cough and cold preparations are no longer FDA approved or recommended for children under the age of 2. Since your child is asthmatic, the best way to treat his cough is with his asthma and allergy medication regimen (including albuterol) and following up with his pediatrician if symptoms persist or worsen.
Answered on May 30, 2014
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Prob needs albuterl: if he has chest congestion he may need albuterol ev 4-6 hrs for the congestion.do not use a cough suppressant.you can try giving him honey to soothe his cough because he is over 1 yr.
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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