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My two year old baby has s really bad cough should I take her to the clinic or OTC medicine?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No to OTC Cough Meds
Otc cough medicine is no longer recommended for toddlers/children; it tends to do more harm than good.
It is best to pay a visit to your pediatrician/family physician in clinic.

In brief: No to OTC Cough Meds
Otc cough medicine is no longer recommended for toddlers/children; it tends to do more harm than good.
It is best to pay a visit to your pediatrician/family physician in clinic.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Doctors
Otc meds are currently suspect for safety reasons at this age and it is recommended that they not be used.
Using a vaporizer and/or saline nose drops may help. If worried see the pediatrician.

In brief: Doctors
Otc meds are currently suspect for safety reasons at this age and it is recommended that they not be used.
Using a vaporizer and/or saline nose drops may help. If worried see the pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Is your child febrile(101 f or higher)? Breathing heavy? Oral intake noticeably down? Has coughed more than 7 days? If yes to any of these questions, your child needs to see primary care physician.

In brief: Depends
Is your child febrile(101 f or higher)? Breathing heavy? Oral intake noticeably down? Has coughed more than 7 days? If yes to any of these questions, your child needs to see primary care physician.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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