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How much time do cough medicines need to show their effect ?

hello my son has been given predcort and fedbutamol for a persistent dry cough that will not go away. he has taken it for two days now however the cough is still very frequent. how long do these medications take to work??
Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

From the medications that your son has been prescribed, steroid and bronchodilator, I assume he has been diagnosed to have an allergic or asthmatic cough.

You can continue the medications for 5 days. If cough persists, then he needs to be checked for other reasons like infection like laryngitis, post nasal drip etc.

In the meantime, try to make him comfortable with the following measures:

Give him plenty of water or fruit juices to keep him well hydrated.

Give him 1 teaspoon of honey twice a day.

Encourage him to gargle with warm saline about three times a day.

Answered: Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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