Child with dry cough with no other medical problems. - Online Doctor Chats
My son 1.7 yrs old has got dry cough
want to know medicine for it
I can guide you better if I know more details about your son
From how long does he have the cough?
HE is 1.7 yrs old
it started yesterday
in night it was more
Does he have vomitting?
Does he have a history of colic?
colic is gaseous stomach
Does he have reflux of food?
That means food comes back into mouth after eating
nothing like that
How often does he cough?
every 10 mins from morning
How bad is the cough?
sorry i didnt get this
Sometimes its not bad enough
other times it can be paroxysms
its not that bad
that end up in vomiting
its not like that
As you say your son has no fever, I think the cause is non-infectious.
Does he have any other symptoms?
It seems that your son needs some cough suppressant until he recover from the cough.
Since the cough suppressants are prescription medicines you will need to go to a physician to get a prescription.
ok thanks doctor
You can also try saline irrigation to take care of the irritation in his throat.
Vicks humidifiers are available to use overnight for relief of coughs and colds in babies
These are soothing and effective.
For saline irrigation, make sure that the baby does not drink it.
Also, watch out for allergies from dust or pet dander, etc.
Hope he gets well soon.
Can I help you with something else?
Hope I helped.
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