What can I do for a toddler with a bad cough?

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Gabrielle - posted on 03/25/2009

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Right after I wrote into this, my daughter developed a cough. We started using the honey before bed, and it made such a difference. 1/4 teaspoon, since she's 2.

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Summer - posted on 04/22/2011

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I know that there is a honey based cough medication that IS OK FOR 2 years and older..however, it may not work for a severe cough.

Nancy - posted on 03/25/2009

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Try vicks vapor rub on the bottom of her feet and put socks on!!! Works miracles!!!

Xiomara - posted on 03/24/2009

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My dsughter cough turned out to be asthma. Have him checked. Some cough can take a few weeks to go away. In CVS the sell an all natural cough medicne called childrens chestal honey cough syrup

Aileen - posted on 03/19/2009

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Although there are things you can do to take the edge off, if it's bad, I would recommend taking him/her in asap just to be safe - there are a lot of things it can be that can get worse,



 There is this stuff called numotizine ( the product excerpt reads: NUMOTIZINE was first manufactured in 1905..., by Dr. Samuel Gotcher, because of the need for a solution to pneumonia, which was prevalent those days. Dr. Gotcher patented Pneumo-Phthysine, NUMOTIZINE, a medication for the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, colds and related conditions in the form of a poultice or cataplasm for external use. www.numotizine.com) Iit's a paste you apply warm and it really helped to get things moving while I was recovering. My mom used to use it on us as kids for chest congestion, it's very soothing n safe for little 1's. I used it when my son was littler n had croup, as it can turn chronic & become asthma & it worked that same night.




Yaya - posted on 03/19/2009

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go naturally - make some tea.
ginger root, lemon, boil it, stir in some honey & lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
you can also add these little balls im not sure what they're called but you can find them at any latin american grocery store. if you dont have any of that. try mixing lemon, ginger and cinnomen tea, and put in some honey (and freshly squeezed lemon if available)
try adding more onions, garlic and chives into your meals, they're great immunity boosters.

Kelly - posted on 03/16/2009

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Carmen, hopefully you got your answer. My son just had a cough, and unfortunately the doctor's don't recommend cough medicine to children under the age of 3, and then still it is iffy. If your child is still coughing, try a humidifier, that seemed to work for me.

Silvia - posted on 03/13/2009

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There is no OTC meds for toddlers and cough...so my advice is to take him to the doctor to make sure lungs are clear and the cough it is just a cough .

Karla - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hi girl well the best thing is buckly for toddler and if it dosen't  work some maybe is not just a simple cough most take him or her to the doctor! hope u child get better soon bye ...

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