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Are cough drops safe for almost 4 year old kid?

Are cough drops safe for almost 4 year old kid?

Choking hazard: 3 is a little young, small children less than 5 are still at risk for this to be a choking hazard. I wouldn't give him one. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex ludens cough drops is thisOK?

My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex  ludens cough drops is thisOK?

Likely a non issue : The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contain medications that he is allergic to that you don't know about yet, so careful observation is warranted. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Any thoughts on damage that can be done by possibly being addicted to cough drops?

Any thoughts on damage that can be done by possibly being addicted to cough drops?

Not many: Cough drops contain menthol and camphor mostly, and I am unaware of any complications of even heavy use of these. Many drops are sugared, and weight gain and tooth decay, gum problems may occur with heavy use. There is no potential for such drops to cause physical addiction, but psychological dependency can occur to many things. Some people are "oral" and need things in their mouths a lot. ...Read more

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Can I die if I took about 5 cough drops through out the day?

Can I die if I took about 5 cough drops through out the day?

NO, Doubtful.: No, you would not die by taking 5 cough drops in a day, unless they got stuck in your throat and you choked on them. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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What drug can I use to cure cough for my kids?

Symptom: Cough is a symptom, not an illness. In order to make the symptom better, you need to address the illness. If the cough is being caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics will make it better. If it's being caused by virus, the body's immune system will cure it. If it's asthma, medicines can improve it greatly but it can't be cured. In short, the cure depends on the cause. ...Read more

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How to stop using cough drops?

How to stop using cough drops?

Depends on cause : Need to determine the cause of the cough and see if can be better treated. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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How do cough drops work?

By soothing throat: Generally bu coating the dry irritated mucus membranes with a slippery substance like glycerin, or pectin. ...Read more

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