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can i give my 2 year old daughter otc cough medicine she coughs soo hard she throws up..is there anything if so what and how much

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jesslovesyou08

Asked by jesslovesyou08 at 11:34 PM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Is she coughing because she's sick or because she's just crying?
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Call your pediatrician... at 2 years many doctors are ok with them having cold meds if needed... but most of the medications on the market don't list the dosage for children that age.. so you will need to know your child's weight and then give them a call they can tell you what medication to look for and what dose to give. Never guess though on a dose... some parents try to just give half the dose or something... and that is how overdoses happen (which is why the meds were taken off the market for young children... because children die when parents guess)
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:40 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • shes sick we all are...i am out of town and will be for another couple of days...
    jesslovesyou08

    Answer by jesslovesyou08 at 11:47 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Go to a local pharmacy and talk to a pharmacist, they will be able to help you. Don't give your daughter OTC adult medicine, they should have somthing for kids. Good luck!
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 11:49 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Try giving her honey or citrus juices. Those help my son.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • When DS has a cough I mix 5ml of honey with 3ml of lemon juice. stir it up so it's blended then have him srink it down like liquid medicine. The honey smooths the irritated cilia (hair) in his throat and the lemon is soothing to the irritated tissue. Try a little Vics Babyrub on her feet w/ socks on, too. I don't know why, but it works! :) HTH!
    vances_mom

    Answer by vances_mom at 9:10 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Stick with a non-toxic one, like Boiron Chestal.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:28 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

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