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Homemade Cough Syrup For Kids
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
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup..No decongestant.Just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?
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
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
Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?
Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?
Multiple causes: If your child has had a cough for 3 weeks or more, a visit to your doctor is indicated. Some causes may be related to prolonged infections of the lung, ears, sinuses, reflux/aspiration/, TB, asthma, in this age group. Postnasal drip/nasal congestion can be relieved with saline rinses for children. PRMG Pediatrics fax 858 259 9689 for ?s /review of records ...Read more
Can i give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?
Depends on…: Why you wish to give them. Albuterol is for acute or chronic asthma; children's tylenol (acetaminophen) is for pain or fever. Doses for each are based on the child's weight. If u are using older formulation of children's tylenol (acetaminophen), make certain u follow the package directions for correct dose. (if uncertain, ask your pediatrician). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The doses necessary are toxic. Do not do it. ...Read more
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