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Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Colds toddler: No cough or cold medications for that age are recommended so try a cool mist humidifier , 2.5 ml buckwheat honey once a day, 2.5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once a day along with warm drinks. If cough worsens or child has fevers get him examined. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Flavoring: Milk makes mucus, so you may be defeating your own purpose by giving cough medicine with milk.I know cough medicine tastes bad so try some other flavoring or ask the pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup good for a 2 yr coughing boy?

No: No cough medicine is recommended for children since there are side effects. The best option is to give your child some honey to coat the throat and ease his discomfort. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?

Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?

Yes: mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaifenisin and the similisan is homeopathic (no pharmacologic substances and the homoepathic substances are in tiny doses) no interactions ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you give a 3 year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Can you give a 3 year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Cheratussin AC: Cough syrups in general are not frequently recommended in pediatrics. Cheratussin ac in particular contains codeine, a narcotic, and can only be used by the patient it was prescribed for. Therefore, it is not recomended that this medication be given to a 3 year old. ...Read more

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Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

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

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Can i give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Bad idea: Both are sedatives and can reduce breathing and cause serious problems for your child. Don't suppress the cough, treat the cause. Bring him to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can i give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can i give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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 more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

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

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Cough syrup for heart patient age40years?

Cough syrup: I am not sure what the question is about cough syrup. Usually, it's OK but I guess it depends on the specific ingredients and your heart condition. ...Read more

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7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should i give her children's cough syrup?

7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should i give her children's cough syrup?

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 more

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