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A 31-year-old female asked:

My daughter has a cough due to allergies, can she take cough and allergy medicine at the same time?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.

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