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What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

Please see below.: Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib.If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep. If these actions don't help enough, your child needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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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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What is your favorite medicine for a 10 year old child for a bad cough?

What is your favorite medicine for a 10 year old child for a bad cough?

Diagnosis: My favorite therapy is to determine the diagnosis of why there is a cough. Different causes make one cough and the treatment varies depending upon the cause. ...Read more

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Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, allergy, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with the cough is to treat the actual cause: anti-inflammatories, inhaled steroids, antihistamines, bronchodilators, decongestants, or anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell that cough--even better than traditional cough meds. ...Read more

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Is smz-tmp 200-40/5 sus hi-t good to take for a bad cough? My daughter is 4yrs old and i need to know if i can use this as cough medicine?

Is smz-tmp 200-40/5 sus hi-t good to take for a bad cough? My daughter is 4yrs old and i need to know if i can use this as cough medicine?

No. : No. That medication is the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and it is not used for cough. You should never give your child any prescription medications without discussing it with your child's doctor first, unless the doctor just gave you that medicine for the child's current illness. There really aren't any safe cough medicines available for babies, toddlers or young children. The best things you can give are a spoonful of honey to "coat the throat' (as long as the child is over 1 year old!), hot tea with honey and lemon, and lots of fluids. If your child is having any difficulty breathing, develops a fever, or seems to be getting worse instead of better, call your child's doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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I got a bad cough and a soe thoat i want to know how to et it away because i tyed to take pain ele and cough dops i don't eel good i was geting aa little hot

I got a bad cough and a soe thoat i want to know how to et it away because i tyed to take pain ele and cough dops i don't eel good i was geting aa little hot

Dc smoking if u do: Most sore throats and coughs are viral, and there is nothing to do but treat the symptoms. For the common cold, zinc containing medicines may help them go away a little more quickly. Push fluids, vitamin c. If you have a fever or swollen glands, it may be a strep infection. See your doctor for evaluation if it persists for more than 3days or associated with fever, chills or swollen glands. ...Read more

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I have a child that has a bad cough that would NT go a way well Cheratussin help her eny?

I have a child that has a bad cough that would NT go a way well Cheratussin help her eny?

Cough medicine: The cough medicine may help some. However if your child is only 6 I would not use cheratussin AC as it contains codiene. Better to push fluids, use a vaporizer and saline nose drops ...Read more

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Which medicine should I take if I have bad cough?

Which medicine should I take if I have bad cough?

Depends: The medicine to treat cough is the medication that treats the underlying cause triggering the cough. Cough suppressants can decrease the cough response at the level of the brain's cough center, but should only be for temporary use due to side effects and risk for addiction in some. An allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause of cough such that a specific treatment is offered. ...Read more