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10 year girl, continuous coughing. Taking light medication. Treatment?

My ten year old girl keeps coughing none stop ( allergies) I tried Allegra, and now I switched it to zyrtec, but still not in her system yet. Can I give her adult nyquil? For the cough, so she can sleep? Doctors here don't prescribe anything but allergy medication, but while it gets into the system I need something for cought and itching eyes and nose
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Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It seems that she might be having allergic cough giving rise to this problem.
But as she is not responding with anti allergic medicine, there might be having some other problem as well.
Among children Eosinophilia is a common condition where cough does not respond to common medicine.
At this age worm infestation is common and this causes Eosinophilia.
Go for blood and stool testing and if there is Eosinophilia, a simple course of Di ethyl Carbamazine will solve her problem.
You can give adult Nyquil but half the dose.
Avoid fried, cold drinks and junk food.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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