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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2007/03/13

Q.

Bicarbonate soda to ease cough?????

My 3 year old daughter has been coughing terribly for the past 2 nights despite giving her Tussuiot(sp). Last night, my nanny suggested that I give her a bit of bicarbonate of soda to help her ease the cough, and I think it helped because she didnt cough as much as the previous night.I would like to know if this has any effects and if I should have her checked.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Although the bicarb will not do her any harm if given in small amounts, it is important rather to find our why she is coughing so badly. Please ask your doctor to see your child.

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