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Is there anything over-the-counter that I can give my 18 month old for a cough?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not really
The short answer is "not really" since all the cold remedies are listed for 4 years and up.
That said, you can give honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. That's why tea with honey is so effective. Keeping them well hydrated works too, and vicks at night either with a rub or a vapor bath helps. Sometimes just getting the bathroom steamy and sitting in there awhile helps.

In brief: Not really
The short answer is "not really" since all the cold remedies are listed for 4 years and up.
That said, you can give honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. That's why tea with honey is so effective. Keeping them well hydrated works too, and vicks at night either with a rub or a vapor bath helps. Sometimes just getting the bathroom steamy and sitting in there awhile helps.
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