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Small child, dry cough, no fever. Taking cough syrup twice a day. Suggestions?

HI , My 6 year old son has a continous dry cough since two days , no fever and active but says the cough is really irritating him . have been giving him a syrup containing , dextromethorphan hydrobromide 5mg, bromhexine hydrochloride ip 4 mg , phenylepherine hydrochloride ip 5 mg, menthol ip 2.5 mg,------ two times a day . What should i do ?Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Your child is having dry cough,it will take few days to settle,continue with medication .as prescribed.
Give plenty of fluids,warm water will be soothing,give lemon tea with honey,
Give him steam inhalation for 5 to 10 minutes.
Give simple and nutritious diet,avoid fried and junk food.
In case symptoms persist get him evaluated again by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Stop this medication.
Give him Chericoff susp...5ml three times daily for 5 days.
If his nose is blocked give him a nasal decongestant.
Make him gargle thrice daily for 5 days.
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.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
As the cough is dry and irritating the child you can give the cough syrup in prescribed dosage every 8 th hourly.
It will take 3 to 5 days,the dry cough to decrease.
But if the cough is is increasing consult your Pediatrician for the examination of throat and lungs and for proper medication.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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