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For how long should cough medicine be given to children ?

My 7yr old son had cold. No fever . Feeling great now but stuffy nose and working cough. I can tell its not whooping cough but wonder whats normal for length of time after to still have the cough. Should I still give him cough Med. Been giving at night onlytriamenic long time cough. . He does sleep through night and not giving a night time Med just
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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hi jennifer,
triamnic is good enough but please give it at night also. it sounds like more of allergic cough only. let him take steam inhalation for atleast 2 or 3 times a day. try to prevent exposure to any allergens like smoke, dust or cold foods. it might take a while for it to clear probably a week or so.
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