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COLD/COUGH OTC MEDS:: There are a lot of different cold, cough suppressant, decongestant medications over the counter. It is better to avoid these meds for small kids because of side effects. Some cough is good, it brings mucous out of upper ; lower respiratory tract. If too much runny nose, simple Benadryl is ok. If cough is more, disturb sleeping, eating, makes the child exhausted, better check with his pediatrician. ...Read more
Cancer was spread to the rt. Lung from the colon. A persistent cough has stared. Will a cough supressant do more harm than good?
No.: This is metastatic colon cancer. At this point, you really can't do more harm than good, and whatever treatment that you can get will likely not be affected by it. Anything you can do to alleviate your symptoms will make you more comfortable. If you are still in any doubt you can discuss it with your doctor but it's important the you're as comfortable as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes and the use of antacids. If the cough is due to a cold, upper respiratory infection, the treatment is time, fluids and time. If it gets real bad you may try cough syrups. There are many other causes and thus the same process... Good luck. Dr. B. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms. If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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