I know that babies shouldn't take OTC cough meds. I also know that some of my friends' pediatricians have recommended very small doses of certain children's cough meds for their babies in cases of severe coughing spasms. Should I ask my pediatrician if my 10 month old can safely have a small dose? His coughing is so bad right now he's gagging and can't get back to sleep. It's pitiful. I do all the normal things they tell me to do: run the humidifier, prop up the head of the mattress, etc. I even put baby vaporub on his chest and the bottoms of his feet (someone told me that helps). Every time he gets a cold it's the coughing that is hardest to deal with. I know that it always seems harder to deal with in the middle of the night when we're both tired and want to go back to sleep. Anyway sorry for rambling, it's late and I can't call the dr. til morning, so I guess my question is this: should I ask if it's possible to safely give him a tiny bit of cough medicine? Or should I ask for a refill of the albuterol he was on when he had RSV and give him a breathing treatment when he has a bad coughing fit? Or both lol.