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Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Honey...: ...If a child is over 1 year old, honey works better than any cough medicine. Of course, if there is a condition that needs to be treated (like pneumonia, ) honey won't help cure it. ...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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How can you give a child cough medicine?

How can you give a child cough medicine?

Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question.Is your child having breathing difficulty, fever, could he/she have swallowed a small object, how long has the cough been going on, is your child less than 2 years old, does he/she have asthma.Cough is a protective reflex of your large airways, a prolonged cough could be bad.Call your md. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

Depends: There are many types of cough medicines, each medicine has its own side effect. Most common is sleepiness or drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can cough medicine or antibiodics be safely given to a child under 5 yrs old?

Completely...: ...Different answers. Cough medicines tend to be pretty useless, and antibiotics should only be used when they are needed, and they may be needed at any time starting with birth. ...Read more

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My child is 4. Can he talk cough medicine?

My child is 4. Can he talk cough medicine?

Some of them: The best thing to do is ask your child's doctor. Many of the over-the-counter cough meds have been shown to be ineffective in children, or cause side effects. When I do use one, I tend to use a simple antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec) instead of a combination med. Honey (in warm water or tea) has also been found to be effective for cough- in children over 2 yrs old. ...Read more

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What cough medicine can my child take while taking 50mg Zoloft and 2mg abilify?

What cough medicine can my child take while taking 50mg Zoloft and 2mg abilify?

Cough medicine: It would help to know the age and weight of your child.Assuming he is older you can use mucinex. ...Read more

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Antitussive (Definition)

Antitussive is a medication similar to Cough suppressant. This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more