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Child having cough and tickle in throat. How to get relief?

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I have a two year old who keeps coughing, like he has a tickle in his throat. I had him at the drs. on Sunday and his lungs are clear, can I give him anything to relieve the coughing?
Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2013 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 7 hours later
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your situation.
Kindly give him a plain dextromethorphan syrup thrice daily for 5 days.
Give him nasal drops if his nose is blocked.
If the cough persists get a chest X-ray done and consult your specialist.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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