A 4-year-old male asked:
can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Delsym (dextromethorphan): Delsym (dextromethorphan) is a cough suppressant and opposes the action of the breathing treatment. It is also not recommended for children under 6
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: If you're giving breathing treatment, I presume his cough is due to his wheezing, which comes from the lungs. Delsym is a cough suppressant which is supposed to suppress the cough caused by an irritation in the back of the throat. So it wouldn't help unless your doctor tells you that your child also has post nasal drip and told you to use Delsym for that.
Answered on Sep 10, 2014
A Verified Doctor answered
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Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER
Answered on Sep 7, 2014
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