Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sunshine | 2008/10/29

Q.

Cough Medicine Anyone?

Hi Doc / Mums

My little one has suddenly started with this dry and now and again chesty cough. Whats the best way to get rid of it? what the best medication that works fast and effieciently as i dont want to the cough to get any worse.

Oh by the way, she will be 7 in Dec....

Any advice please?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Cough medicines are not effective in children and are no longer recommended.

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C.

Posted by: been there done that | 2008/10/30

Mix honey and lemon juice and heat slightly then give her a spoon to sip it bit by bit. Dr is right pref no cough med for kids -they dont work effectively anyway and your just stuck
with the side effects. Kleen her nose with salt solution or spray to prevent post nasel drip that can cause the cough.

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