Please suggest medicines for cough in a 4 month old.

Q. Please suggest medicines for cough in a 4 month old.

Answered by
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 15, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 20, 2022

Hi doctor,

My 4-month-old baby girl is coughing from the last five to six days. It enhances at night. Please suggest medicines. She is taking Visyneral-Z.



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I understand your concern.

The baby's age is four months. At this early age, cough medicine is not advisable. Usually, at this age, babies are breastfed and have nasal block which can lead to breathing difficulty including cough sensation. During feeding times, ensure the baby is held in the upright position and given proper burp. I suggest you put Nasoclear drops (Saline) in each nostril (nose), and this can be repeated three to four times a day especially at night. If fever is there, you need to show her to a doctor.

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