will help calm down any inflammation
, but since his cough
is still continuing, i would recommend seeing your doctor to see if he is wheezing
. This is especially important if he has ever had a history of wheezing in the past (or if there is a family history of asthma
, allergies, or eczema
). If your doctor hears wheezing, there are medicines (albuterol
, xopenex) that can help with the cough. Also, if your doctor diagnoses a pneumonia
, he or she may wish to change the antibiotics. Finally, consider if other things could be causing the cough - such as seasonal allergies
or exposure to smoke,
i do not recommend cough and cold medicines for children
under the age of 6 years. They have not been shown to work, and some children can have serious side effects - even death! you can try a teaspoon of honey
, since he is older than one year of age. You can also try a humidifier
or a steamy bathroom. It's also important to keep him well hydrated - encourage lots of fluids. See http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/health-issues/conditions/ear
-nose-throat/pages/coughs-and-colds-medicines-or-home-remedies.Aspx for more advice.
I hope this helps! good luck - and keep yourself healthy too.