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A 22-year-old female asked:

My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough.doc prescribe me mucum syrup. is it good for young babies?m giving him

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not in the US: In the United States, cough and cold preparations are not approved and generally not used in children under the age of 2 years.
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chuanswered
General Practice 47 years experience
No OTC medication: For common colds The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) does not recommend cough and colds medicine for children younger than 4 years of age. FDA even go further. No cough and cold medicine for children younger 6 years of age. Also no antibiotics too. Expect course of common colds in infant can last up to 14 days. Treatment: supportive care with warm fluid, nasal irrigation, suction, cool mist
Last updated Nov 3, 2020


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