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Hi, my son is 5 weeks old and having cough. Dr suggested to give him 1 ml of ventolin sugar free syrup twice a day. Is it safe to give him?thanks

Hi, my son is 5 weeks old and having cough. Dr suggested to give him 1 ml of ventolin sugar free syrup twice a day. Is it safe to give him?thanks

Yes, but: If it doesn't help in a day or two, you need to tell your doctor to re-evaluate your son's condition, and shouldn't be used for long, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin) ludens cough drops is thisOK?

My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin)  ludens cough drops is thisOK?

Likely a non issue : The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contain medications that he is allergic to that you don't know about yet, so careful observation is warranted. ...Read more

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I have laringitus and have had it for two weeks what can I do to get my voice back? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Advil congestion relief , and on my last pill of azithromycin , halls cough drops , and nothing has helped yet.

I have laringitus  and have had it for two weeks what can I do to get my voice back? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm  and Advil congestion relief , and on my last pill of azithromycin , halls cough drops , and nothing has helped yet.

If : If after 2 weeks without any other symptoms you have not improved, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis. There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops.l have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops.l have diabetes.  Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

There should not be: too much sugar in the cough drop to affect your diabetes but if you have a viral illness which necessitates the use of cough drops there could be an affect on your diabetes from the infection. As long as you monitor your sugars closely there should be no danger. ...Read more

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Do cough syrups like Robitussin (guaifenesin) cure your cough or just relieve it?

Do cough syrups like Robitussin (guaifenesin) cure your cough or just relieve it?

Not a cure: You're treating a symptom only with Robitussin (guaifenesin) or any other "cough medication". The only "cure" is to treat the cause of the cough. ...Read more

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I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

Yes and damage you: Drinking cough syrup is potentially damaging to your brain. It can cause lesions or boring holes called Olney lesions. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Guaifenesin (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Robitussin (Definition)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more