The choice of cough syrup depends on the cause of cough and the presence or absence of chest signs.
It will always be better if you see your doctor and get it prescribed.
may be due to various causes like pharyngitis/ laryngitis/ allergy/ asthma etc.
- If its due to allergy, associated with running nose etc- preparations like Cetirizine
syrup will do.
- If its due to an irritation from throat, preparations with dextromethorphan
can help- lozenges with honey will also help. But before using dextromethorphan one has to be sure chest is clear.
- If its due to wheeze as in asthma, bronchodilators like Asthalin
should be used.
Bro-zedex contains a bronchodilator and expectorant- which might not be needed if your child is not wheezing
So please have him seen by a doctor and get appropriate medication prescribed.