A 32-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

my son who i 2 has a cough that sounds like a bark i gave him 2.5ml of rinex for kids can i give him cough syrup as well or calpol?

3 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cough meds worthless: Combination cough meds have been studied extensively in the US and found to add nothing to the treatment of cough (under age 6) beyond giving you something to do. Mucolytics like mucinex or Robitussin help some. These kids well if you maintain good hydration & nutrition until the symptoms pass.
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Respiratoryinfection: Barking cough may be an indication of croup or an alternate respiratory infection. This needs assessment and treatment. Please see your Family Doctor or paediatrician. Best wishes
Answered on Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal saline: Coughs due to pos nasal drip, nasal saline can be effective.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Fever, Cough and: Headaches are common sign of viral illness. Additional symptoms are- runny nose, poor oral intake, nausea, etc. Continue antipyretic as per directio ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: This sounds like a common self resolving gut virus. With these you should concentrate on fluid balance & nutrition & only treat fever for comf ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Measles/simple virus: Many simple viral illnesses are followed by a rash when the fever subsides.It is not specific to measles. An exam & review of the pattern would be ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month