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Do you give your kids cough syrup...

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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If they are ABSOLITELY miserable and almost vomitting from coughing so hard?

DS also has asthma and I've been giving him his inhaler 2 puffs at 3 times a day as opposed to the 2 times. His ped said he's too young for cough syrup and says kids don't need it, but he's coughing like a lung is about to come out, and I know the DM in some of the kid's cough syrup will make him drowsy and let him have some rest.

I'm debating on whether or not I should give him some cough syrup. I just want him to get some rest. His cough sounds like it hurts but when I ask him he says he's more tired than anything.

Ngi ne themba - I have hope.

by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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petite101
by Danielle on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

How old is your son?

benjamink
by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM
If he's over 1 try giving him a spoon of honey or some tea with honey.
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Dawnie-marie
by Dawn on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

yes, I found one that is suitable for one and up. I'd say get him checked out for whooping cough.

MamasaurusPrime
by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

He's 4, gonna be 5 in July.

Quoting petite101:

How old is your son?


Ngi ne themba - I have hope.

MamasaurusPrime
by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

He's had it before and was even vaccinated for it. He's not coughing constantly, it's just when he does, he is coughing SO hard, it looks extremely uncomfortable for him, but he says it doesn't hurt. :(

Quoting Dawnie-marie:

yes, I found one that is suitable for one and up. I'd say get him checked out for whooping cough.


Ngi ne themba - I have hope.

Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Delsym (delsum, don't remember the spelling)
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MamasaurusPrime
by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I did. It's not really doing anything either. I don't want to keep him up, so I gave him decaffeinated herbal lemon tea with some honey but he is still coughing. He also has a fever, so I'm gonna take him to the walk-in in the morning.

Quoting benjamink:

If he's over 1 try giving him a spoon of honey or some tea with honey.


Ngi ne themba - I have hope.

Dawnie-marie
by Dawn on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

hope his cough goes away soon

Chanel5nyc
by Shanell on Apr. 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM
Maybe Vicks on his chest will make him feel better.
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benjamink
by on Apr. 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Poor baby. I hope he's ok.
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