Posted by: Worried | 2004/02/23

Coughing kids

Good day, I have a 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son. Both of them developed a chronic cough over the past four days. The houshold is kept up the whole night with their persistant coughs. It is a dry cough, similar to a dog who has "kennelcough" and in many cases results in them vomiting.
I assume it could be a viral infection and anticipate my wife and I getting it as well. Could you suggest a treatment not only for the cough but for the cure as well. Alternatively it is to the doctors for all of us....

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Worried, if there is no accompanying fever and shortness of breath, you can try a cough suppressant like Pholtex® Jr, but otherwise the best would be to see a doctor before it becomes worse. Good luck.

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