A 31-year-old female asked:
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my daughter has a cough due to allergies, can she take cough and allergy medicine at the same time?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Yes and no.Some cough medicines have a drying effect making it difficult to expect orate, whereas allergy medicines are bronchodilators and thereby loosen up the mucus making it easier to expectorate.
Answered on Mar 3, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: You have not listed the age of the child and the meds involved,it matters.Some allergy meds will thicken secretions and make the mucous harder for a kid to couch out.We generally don't recommend many of these for kids under 6, more because they don't do much and some kids self medicate and end up in the ER with overdose symptoms.The more info you supply,the better info we can provide.
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Cough and allergy: Yes, coughing certainly can be caused by an allergy you may to delay the testing if she's on a anti histamine for running nose or cough.

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