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What to give a 3 year old for a cough?

My almost 3 year old son has had a cold for the past week and a half now and its settled in his chest. He doesn't have a runny nose or fever anymore, but his cough sounds pretty nasty. Is there anything safe I can give him...home remedy or over the counter? Thanks!

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Ash9724

Asked by Ash9724 at 12:19 PM on May. 24, 2012 in Kids' Health

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  • Honey works well as a natural cough suppressant.
    other_mother

    Answer by other_mother at 12:21 PM on May. 24, 2012

  • Elderberry syrup is wonderful
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 12:25 PM on May. 24, 2012

  • While he sleeps, use a humidifier and prop him up.
    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 12:28 PM on May. 24, 2012

  • hylands makes a natural cough medicine. I think walmart is the only one that carries it.
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 12:34 PM on May. 24, 2012

  • Delsym. It's what my pediatrician recommends. It works great. Also some Vaporub helps.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 12:53 PM on May. 24, 2012

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