Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: YM | 2010/09/06

Q.

Coryx Syrup &  Bad Cough

Hi Doc.

My son is 23 months old, he has a terrible cough as if he wants to vomit..

I''m giving him 5ml Coryx Syrup and 5ml Clear Cough, Should I rather give him te Prelone instead or can I continue with the above, i''ve been giving it for 2 days.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little son has the typical cough of whooping cough.There is a lot of whooping cough going around at present. The Coryx and Cough mixture will not help him. You can give him a course of Prelone syrup 5ml once daily for 5 days. If he is no better after 5 days ask your pharmacist for Aterax syrup 2.5ml at night. This may help this cough. Unfortunately whooping cough is difficult to stop and may go on for as long as 3 months.

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