A 1-year-old female asked:
can i give my 18 month old a chest congestion medicine? (guaifenesin) she had an ear infection and is done with that now this bad mucus cough!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tanya Russo answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are FDA approved for children aged 2 years and older. Guaifenesin is generally regarded as safe as long as not combined with other medications such as decongestants or cough suppressants. These medications do not treat the illness, they mask the symptoms to promote comfort and rest.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
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