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A 29-year-old female asked:

is there anything over-the-counter that i can give my 18 month old for a cough?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not really: The short answer is "not really" since all the cold remedies are listed for 4 years and up. That said, you can give honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. That's why tea with honey is so effective. Keeping them well hydrated works too, and Vicks at night either with a rub or a vapor bath helps. Sometimes just getting the bathroom steamy and sitting in there awhile helps.

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