my kids had it. the doctor told me to try honey. it worked for my son who had just started having it. dd had it a bit longer before i decided to call the doctor, so all it did was suppress it. i ended up having to get some off brand night time cold, she's 2 so i just gave her 3/4 a teaspoon. that didnt' work, so i ended up calling the doctor exactly 2wks after the cough started. turns out she had a sinus infection and a starting ear infection. poor baby. if she's just started it, try the honey (assuming she's not allergic and over the age of 1)
my son ended up getting the cough again about a week later, he was congested so i bought some off brand mucinex. he's 3 and 36lbs, it seemed to be working, but then he got pinkeye so when i took him in for that i had the doc check his cough. he said the mucinex seemed to be working fine, since he sounded better, there was nothing wrong and the doc said what i gave him was fine.
at 8:56 PM on Dec. 16, 2010