Cough

Question
Posted by: unknown | 2017/11/09

Q.

What is the best cough syrup?

baby is 1 year 2 months, does not keep milk in coughs it out and there is flem. when he coughs it pains because he tries not to. a fever comes along as well, please can you recommend something for my baby.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2017/11/10

In my humble view there are no cough syrups on the market that really help with cough.  One has to address the underlying problem causing the cough, e.g. post-nasal drip (mucous dripping at the back of the throat) or an upper respiratory tract infection (usually viral).  Best that you chat to your doctor and he can treat the underlying cause.  Additional cough mixtures sold over the counter or by prescription have little value and in fact can cause problems.  In the USA such cough mixtures are banned in children.



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