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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is there a cough medicine I can buy my 6 year old that actually works?

Is there a cough medicine I can buy my 6 year old that actually works?

Dextrometorphan: If anything works otc....It is the aforementioned active ingredient. Honey has also been proven to sooth the cough receptors, but don't have high expectations! having said that, as pediatricians, we don't like cough supressants, unless the cough interferes with resting at night. As annoying as the cough is, it's there for a reason, it protects the lungs from all the phlegm that drains postnasally. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter been sick coughing and we gave her cough medicine and she went to sleep and her nose started bleeding very worried?

My 6 year old daughter been sick coughing and we gave her cough medicine and she went to sleep and her nose started bleeding very worried?

Bloody noses: Bloody noses are very common in children, especially during times of illness.The mucus in the nasal/sinus passage ways can be irritating and the membranes in the inside of the nose are easily damaged, thus the source of the bloody nose. Petroleum jelly placed on the inside of each nostril 1-2x daily and frequent use of saline nasal mist to aide in thinning mucus secretions would be recommended. ...Read more

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Is phenergan cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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Is there a good, long-lasting cough syrup that I can give my 9 year old child?

Is there a good, long-lasting cough syrup that I can give my 9 year old child?

Codeine: I think the best cough syrup for a nine year old whose cough is a post nasal drip and interfering with sleep, both the nine year olds and his parents, is something like robitussin with Codeine which is available as a generic and though it does not taste very good is usually very effective. I would start with a teaspoon of honey first for milder cases before the codeine. ...Read more

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How many days can we give cough syrup to a 9 year old child?

How many days can we give cough syrup to a 9 year old child?

COUGH: You can give cough syrup at bedtime as long as he is still coughing for 1 to 2 weeks ...Read more

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I consumed duro-tuss cough syrup & breastfed my 1 year old. Will it cause any health affecting damage to my baby? I didnt know & am worried.

I consumed duro-tuss cough syrup & breastfed my 1 year old. Will it cause any health affecting damage to my baby? I didnt know & am worried.

Mgt: I would advise limiting the use of medications while breast feeding. To relieve cold symptoms, use nasal saline and throat lozenges instead. Drink fluids and stay well rested. If you develop a prolonged cough, produce sputum for more than one week, please see your PCP. ...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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My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can i give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can i give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...Read more

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