A 32-year-old female asked:
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 answered
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 answered
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
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