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My 2yr 4mo old girl just started coughing really bad after havin high fever for 4 days. What can I give her over-the-counter for cough? Wht can help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Needs to see Doctor

A 2 yr old with high fever for several days almost always has an infection.
Some viral infections don't need treatment, but a bad cough suggests pneumonia +/- wheezing, because of the preceding fever. No otc medicines are made to treat such problems in a 2 yr old. A doctor's exam is needed to check for pneumonia, and antibiotics are needed if there is pneumonia. Other cough disorders are possible.

In brief: Needs to see Doctor

A 2 yr old with high fever for several days almost always has an infection.
Some viral infections don't need treatment, but a bad cough suggests pneumonia +/- wheezing, because of the preceding fever. No otc medicines are made to treat such problems in a 2 yr old. A doctor's exam is needed to check for pneumonia, and antibiotics are needed if there is pneumonia. Other cough disorders are possible.
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Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care

In brief: Nothing

You can try a 1/2 teaspoon of honey before bed.
If she has any nasal congestion you can try nasal and suction. Can also try a cool mist vaporizer. Unfortunately, otc cough and cold medicines aren't recommended at all for children 6 years of age and under due to lack of evidence of effectiveness and problems with overdosing.

In brief: Nothing

You can try a 1/2 teaspoon of honey before bed.
If she has any nasal congestion you can try nasal and suction. Can also try a cool mist vaporizer. Unfortunately, otc cough and cold medicines aren't recommended at all for children 6 years of age and under due to lack of evidence of effectiveness and problems with overdosing.
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