Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: S | 2009/05/28

Q.

Cough Medicine

Hi

My 2 and a half year old little girl has had a cough for at least a week now. I have been giving her duro-tuss, but have stopped now because i don' t know how long i can it to her for. Can i keep giving it to her, and if not, what can i do for her cough?? i think she also has a post nasal drip and this is making it worse!

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The answer to your question lies in the last part of what you have written here. Your little girl has a post nasal drip which is causing her to cough. Cough mixtures will not solve this problem. Keep her nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice a day every day in her nose until she is better.

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