Q. Why is my kid suffering from cough for more than 10 days?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 25, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My baby has got cough for the last 10 days. He is fine during day time. But, at night while lying down, he is again coughing. It looks like a dry cough. We are now giving Levoline and Mucolite as suggested by our family physician. Still, he is not fully recovering. Please give some suggestions to cure it.

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hi,

welcome to icliniq.com.

Cough while lying down is mostly due to cold (post nasal drip). As you have mentioned dry cough and if he does not have breathlessness, you can only give anti-allergic syrup along with honey. No need of giving Levoline and Mucolite. When cold will get over, his cough will subside.

For more information consult a pediatric allergy asthma specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pediatric-allergy-asthma-specialist

Thank you doctor,

So, for temporary relief which anti-allergic syrup can we give? Is L-Montus fine?

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can give. But, I would recommend syrup Wikoryl-AF (Chlorpheniramine maleate and Phenylephrine) 5 ml 3 times daily for five days or syrup Allercet (Cetirizine) 5 ml once at night time for five days. Also, one teaspoon honey at night. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medications with their consent.

But, if he is breathless, you would require seeing your doctor for nebulization, etc. Honey works wonderfully and safe also.

For more information consult a pediatric allergy asthma specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pediatric-allergy-asthma-specialist

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