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Cornonthecob Fri 31-Oct-14 05:39:44

Hi, 5 year old has a dry chesty cough , dr has him on inhalers (blue & brown) we are persisting with but not really making a difference!

Day time we/he can cope but at night he has a lot of phlegm I've googled no dairy, meat, honey/lemon.... He won't drink!

Are there any expectorants anyone can recommend or suggestions to help?


AuditAngel Fri 31-Oct-14 05:49:48

If the inhalers aren't working, take him back to the doctors. How many puffs of the blue are you using?

Cornonthecob Fri 31-Oct-14 07:09:34

Thanks for reply, the blue he's doing 2-3 puffs about 4-5 times a day! We only saw dr on Monday but will try get him back in today thanks..

mumklw3 Sat 01-Nov-14 03:21:55

My little boy is 7.5 months and has chesty cough wheezing and gags occasionally whilst coughing only tonight but has had cough and runny nose for 4 days now taking benylin cough syrup and neurofen ibuprofen 3+ months for teething in between doses as he has 6 teeth coming through could he have a chest infection and should I get him seen to by gp?

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