Cough Syrup

Cough syrups help to reduce coughing. It thins the mucus and clears the congestion present in the airways. Dextromethorphan is a commonly used cough suppressant to relieve cough. Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting are some side effects observed after using cough syrups in children.

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Is it fine to use Polybion L and Trifer syrup along with cough medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 1 year 9 months old. She is suffering from a severe cough. We are using Codex plus and Montair Lc kid for a cough. Can we continue to use Polybion L and Trifer syrup along with cough medicines?   Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please temporarily stop Polybion L (Cyanocobalamin, L-lysine, etc.) and Trifer (elemental Iron) when you are giving cough medications. There is no harm that would occur but the child will be overburdened with medicines. Start these supplements after the child is well a...  Read Full »

My daughter is suffering from a dry cough. What should I give her?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from a dry cough. What should I give her please suggest? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. I would like to know how long is cough? 2. Viral infection is very common and requires symptomatic treatment. 3. Make sure the throat is not congested, which also gives a dry cough, give her warm saline gargles with a pinch of salt. Three to four times a day. 4. A...  Read Full »

Can I give Ambroxol cough syrup to treat common cold symptoms in my 2-month-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is two months old and weighs six kilograms. His nose is blocked slightly and he makes a sound while breathing. He has breathing difficulties and has been breathing faster than normal since last night. The pediatrician prescribed the following treatment and medication. Hydrocodo...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your child has a common cold which is mostly caused by viruses. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do not start the antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) or the cough syrup now. Us...  Read Full »

Is it fine to give cough syrups continuously for a month to my 3-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is three years old and weighs 13 kg. She has been diagnosed with a chronic allergic cough. It has been there since over a month, aggravating and subsiding with medicines. As per her pediatrician's advice, I gave her Levolin Plus for seven days, and then when the cough did ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Allergy is almost impossible to eradicate, and the treatment is to avoid allergens like dust, smoke, and smells. If she has a wet cough, she has a bacterial infection which can be controlled with Cefpodoxime suspension of 5 ml twice daily ...  Read Full »

Is cough medicine safe while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a lactating mother of two months old baby. Since one week she is suffering from bad dry cough. For the past two days she is unable to sleep. For every five to ten minutes she gets cough. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. But, still there is no relief. I attached the medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most likely your wife might be having throat infection for which she has not received proper treatment. I recommend her to get a test called throat swab culture sensitivity a...  Read Full »

What would be the best treatment for my 5-year-old son, who has been having dry cough for the past month?

Query: Hello doctor,My 5-year-old-son has had a cough for the past one month. It looks like he has a dry cough due to dust, as no mucus is discharged. However, it repeats when he goes to play. We gave him the Chericof syrup, Montair LC kid syrup, and the tablet Azithral. He stopped coughing for some time, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. He might be having an allergic cough. I suggest you get his absolute eosinophil count and serum IgE (immunoglobulin E) levels checked to confirm allergy. If allergy is confirmed, I suggest you give him the Montair LC (Levocetirizine and M...  Read Full »

Is Levocetirizine sufficient to cure nasal congestion and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the proble...  Read Full »

How to treat the nose and throat infection after I swallowed the salt water from the swimming pool?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I was swimming in a pool that had salt water in it. I went underwater and accidentally swallowed the salt water. It burned my nose and my throat. I woke up today dizzy and my throat kills and my nose still does. I keep coughing up mucus. I also keep sneezing. What should I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello,Welcome in understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute upper respiratory tract infection, and associated labyrinthitis as you have vertigo. Now, you are advised to take: Tablet Paracetamol. Tablet Betahistine 16 mg thrice daily. Steam inhalation. Antihist...  Read Full »

Is there any problem in giving multivitamin tablets along with cough syrup to my three-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old son is suffering from cold and cough. His doctor prescribed Rapitus plus along with Levolin inhaler for three days, Foracort inhaler two puffs daily (once in the morning and once at night) for three months. I am giving him Zincovit, Immuno Bliss and Septilin regularly. Can...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can use Septilin and Immuno Bliss along with Rapitus plus syrup (combination of Levodropropizine and Chlorpheniramine maleate). These medicines boost the fighting capacity against allergies and infections. For further information consult a paediatrician online --...  Read Full »

My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days. Bromhexine and kofarest did not work. Please help.

Query: Hi, My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days now. I spoke to his paediatrician. She asked me to give him bromhexine and kofarest. I tried both but it did not work. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. For cough in a one year old child, the given medications by his paediatrician are sufficient. But before giving cough medication, I suggest you to take him for an examination by the doctor to look for any signs of throat infection and to examine his lungs to look for a...  Read Full »

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