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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.


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

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  • 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 if he is coughing i want to know 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.

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

  • dimetapp or vicks dayquil

    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

    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

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

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

    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!

    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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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