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What do you do if your child has a cough? What do you give them? EDIT

EDIT: I am only wondering what everyone else does for a cough.

 
itsallabtthem84

Asked by itsallabtthem84 at 7:43 AM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (16)
  • i take him to the allergy doctor and let her deal with it. my son should not have a cough because of his daily inhaler he uses and nasal spray..so if he is coughing i want to know why...is it asthma related or is he getting an infection? if she see signs of infection then she will give him oral medications. if its his asthma then i just use his emergency inhaler if his cough gets out of control and maybe benedryl.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:57 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • dimetapp or vicks dayquil
    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 7:59 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Honey (antibacterial and soothing) mixed with cayenne (anti-inflammatory). I also make miso soup
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:47 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • put vicks on their chest and robitussin for cough for kids works really good
    gergoryfam03

    Answer by gergoryfam03 at 7:58 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Vicks on the bottom of the feet really works....strange...but works!
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 7:59 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • If I have to give my son cough syrup, I usually use Delsym.

    And I always put a vaporizer in his room at night.

    I put Vicks on his chest but I've never tried the feet!
    sweetpotato418

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 8:01 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • DD is 4 and her ped told me to give her a half a teaspoon of dimetapp. It works great! But if your child is under 6 then get your ped's ok first
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 8:01 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • try putting vicks on their feet and then a pair of socks on ......
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 7:45 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Usually nothing unless it is so bad that they can't breathe or coughing so hard they are throwing up....or keeping everybody else awake. Then I will give them Delsym.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 8:02 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Mine haven't had a cough without a cold yet, so I give them their Homeopathic Cold & Cough medicine.
    BUTTERCUP777

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 8:26 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

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