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Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing
I don't routinely treat my children's cough.
Milk with honey is my first choice of "drug". Chest rub (menthol, eucalyptus, camphore) is another option. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Robitussin would be my other options.

In brief: Nothing
I don't routinely treat my children's cough.
Milk with honey is my first choice of "drug". Chest rub (menthol, eucalyptus, camphore) is another option. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Robitussin would be my other options.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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