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My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.
Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I just took my prescription cough syrup- Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM cough syrup. Can I use the albuterol inhaler now as well?
Yes: Use as directed by your health care provider. ...Read more
My 3 years old son is coughing and birthing fast can I give him ventolin syrup and rrhinothol syrup?
33 week preg. Modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. Cough give me stomoc pain, dr. Priscribe me codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?
Most likely safe...: It is always hard to gauge how safe a medication is during pregnancy. Both of the drugs you mentioned are class c which is defined as drugs that have not been shown to be harmful to fetuses, but data is limiting; use if benefits outweigh potential risks. I guess i would ask how bad was your stomach pain from the cough. If it wasn't too bad, i wouldn't take anything (the safest alternative). ...Read more
My son 6 yrs started persistent dry cough & gave him Bromfed. Now after 2 intakes w/ nebulization of ventolin there is phlegm. Can I give him Delsym (dextromethorphan)?
My baby has s/reflux he's on losec (omeprazole) he has bad cough and phlegm he dose not have asmah dr gave him ventolin syrup to clear up the cough 3 ml 2 time day?
Viral Bronchiolitis?: I think your baby may have a viral bronchiolitis (cold with deep cough/wheeze). Treatment is a bit controversial. Some will use saline for the nose (spray/drops) and many will opt for asthma like care. Oral albuterol has grown out of favor for nebulizer treatments in the us. Albuterol is probably the main medication give via aerosol 3-4 times daily to help the cough and congestion. ...Read more
My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?
Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor. My son (Age-1.5 years) is having fever. Cough & running nose. We gave him Brufen syrup 5ml. Now he is sleeping but he coughing too much.
Cough/rhinorrhea and: fever in a toddler is usually caused by a viral infection. Use of OTC cough medication is discouraged. Supportive measures provide relief. 18 mth old with fever & increasing nocturnal cough deserves an evaluation by his pediatrician to screen out treatable conditions / confirm a viral etiology. A reactive airway disease will need to be screened for and addressed if needed. Vaccines current? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old parainfluenza went to ER proscribed codeine and cough syrup had breathing treatment sill coughing a lot and gargle bubble noicewhile sleeping
Need to be: re- examined, she might need other prescription medicines, if codeine isn't helping, hold it for now, until evaluated ...Read more
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
No.: Chlorpheniramine has not been proven safe or effective under 2 years old. If you think your one month old baby has had an allergic reaction, please call your pediatrician for recommendations. If your baby has a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning is a much more effective and safer treatment than antihistamines.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I gave my 9 yr old son nasonex (mometasone) this morning, and 2 kids ibuprofen this evening. Can i now give him triaminic daytime cold & cough for decongestion?
I am an asthmatic with hbp with a bad cough. Proair & safe tussin not working. Tried nebulizer repeatedly...No good. Persistent wheeze and cough...
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
My baby is 1yr&3 day old &23 lbs wt. Havin cough & garr garr sound frm chest, he does not have issue wit breathing.Is mucolite drops enough,dosage pls?
Not a good mix but: I will say it is not a good mix. But it all depends on what kind of cough syrup (what are the ingredients) & the quantity & how often you take it. Same for Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage & how often & quantity & type of alcohol. It may be safe if you do not exceed two units of alcohol, not more than 650 mgm of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine without codeine. As a rule avoid this combination unless above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more
Search Internet: I am not familiar with that specific brand but you can always search the internet. Better yet, check w/your local pharmacies to see which one keeps it in stock. Or look for generic equivalents that contain same ingredients (they should always be listed on label). ...Read more
Flavorings: Good question! some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more
Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more
Do Not Use: Sizzurp is a slang name for a mixture containing one or more cough medicines, usually Codeine and often Promethazine mixed with soft drinks and other flavorings. It is not controlled in any way and it is dangerous to use these medications without being prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
Cough syrup overmed: Cough syrup overdose symptoms depend on the type of drug that is in the cough syrup. Codeine can cause respiratory depression in high doses. Guaifenesin will cause stomach aches and headaches in higher doses. Pseudoephedrine can cause increased blood pressure in normal doses and even more so in higher doses. Hope this helps. Try to stay in the recommended doses or the prescribed doses. ...Read more
Probably won't help: The studies done on how much kids cough who take cough meds vs those who don't very clearly show that cough meds really don't make much difference. Many actually contain a med to suppress cough and a med to make you have a more productive cough within the same medicine! better to use humidity, push fluids. Can use something to dry up nose a little if severe congestion or use a neti pot. ...Read more
Cough syrup: Hard to advise you from your description. Best to call your doctor or go to the ER if its a large amount. ...Read more
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