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Please recommend a cough suppressant for a baby?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Not for anyone!

Cough medicines, in study after study over the last 27 years, have been proven ineffective & can have some bad side effects.
This is why the fda has finally started taking them off the market! saline nose drops & suction, elevating the head of the mattress, & a cool mist humidifier work much better, & without the side effects. If this doesn't help enough, please have your baby's doctor check him/her.

In brief: Not for anyone!

Cough medicines, in study after study over the last 27 years, have been proven ineffective & can have some bad side effects.
This is why the fda has finally started taking them off the market! saline nose drops & suction, elevating the head of the mattress, & a cool mist humidifier work much better, & without the side effects. If this doesn't help enough, please have your baby's doctor check him/her.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

We do not recommend any over the counter cough or cold medicines for children under 6 yrs.
Humidifiers and nasal auctioning help clear mucus which many times is contributing to the cough.

In brief: Nope

We do not recommend any over the counter cough or cold medicines for children under 6 yrs.
Humidifiers and nasal auctioning help clear mucus which many times is contributing to the cough.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: None!!

There is no cough suppressant that is proven safe and effective for a baby .
Unless the cough is due to wheezing, where medication may help. Home remedies also do not really work. A vaporizer, fluids and saline nose drops are a bit helpful and safe, but are not neccessarily very effective.

In brief: None!!

There is no cough suppressant that is proven safe and effective for a baby .
Unless the cough is due to wheezing, where medication may help. Home remedies also do not really work. A vaporizer, fluids and saline nose drops are a bit helpful and safe, but are not neccessarily very effective.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree

Agree with dr juster. Please don't push your baby 's luck.

In brief: Agree

Agree with dr juster. Please don't push your baby 's luck.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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