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What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

Meds: There are two brands of honey based cough med that I have seen. One is made by hylands. The other by zarbees. These are ok for a 4 year old. You can also try a vaporizer. You can prop him/her up on a pillow at night. Vicks is also ok to use. If the child has shortness of breath, severe cough, labored breathing, high fever etc. Then you better take him or her to the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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My four year old has a dry (wont stop) kind of cough ... Is there something i can give her to give her (and us) some relief?

My four year old has a dry (wont stop) kind of cough ... Is there something i can give her to give her (and us) some relief?

Could be asthma: Cough medications are not a good idea in a young child. If the cough is persistent, worsens with running or is worse between 2 and 6 am, it could be asthma, particularly if there are allergies in the family. If the cough is persistent, see your doctor. Coughs sometimes respond to a steamy shower, try that until you figure it out. ...Read more

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Can i give my 4 year old children's triaminic night time cold & cough medicine ?

Can i give my 4 year old children's triaminic night time cold & cough medicine ?

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my four year old has chronic cough with mucus months after pneumonia bout?

Talk to your doctor: There are many causes of cough that lasts a long time. When it goes away in 2-3 weeks it is likely to just be an acute infection, but when it lasts for months it is more serious and needs to be checked out. Asthma, allergies, sinus infection and acid reflux can all cause on-going cough. Talk to your doctor about further testing and/or referral to a children's lung specialist. ...Read more

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What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

See doctor.: If your child has had cough & runny nose nonstop for that long, it's time to see the doctor to see if there's a bacterial infection or allergies as the cause. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a stuffy nose headache and cough. What should I give her?

My 4 year old has a stuffy nose headache and cough. What should I give her?

Depends: Head ache associated with cough and stuffy nose could be from sinus infection and may need antibiotics. However head ache is not a common complaint of a 4 yr old. ...Read more