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Fishermans Friend Cough Drops
Cough in a 4 mos old: Cough medications are not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Try saline nose drops it helps clear the nose, sooth the throat & calms the cough. If cough is frequent or associated with fever, wheezing or any difficulty breathing you should take him to his pediatrician . I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more
Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia(abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more
No: Not useful! Also significant choking hazard for any child under three! ...Read more
I've got a cold and my cough is really loud and it hurts. Cough drops and medicine don't help! how can I stop coughing?
Check with doc: You may have hyperreactive airways and you may need inhaled medication. Check with your doc. ...Read more
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