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Who's the expert on what cough medicines dd can have??

(9 Posts)
megcleary Mon 09-Nov-09 20:52:24

She is 2.2 and has a cough no temp just can't settle to sleep we have Tixylix baby syrup in the cupboard. I recall some conniptions about cough medicine but this one has no paracetamol is it worth seeing if it will help the wee love get over to sleep?

megcleary Mon 09-Nov-09 21:13:34

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seeker Mon 09-Nov-09 21:45:15

It's worth a try - but I think it's been proven that cough medicines don't actually work at all. When we all had whooping cough a while ago, the only thing that helped at all was regular sips of absolutely freezing cold water - a glass of ice topped up with water. I use that for all coughs now and it seems to help. Might be just placebo - but if it works.....!

Louise0212 Mon 09-Nov-09 21:47:06

I would say yes, give it to her. If it's baby syrup, it's probably still OK - they have only stopped you getting your hands on the useful hard core ones like Medised!

megcleary Mon 09-Nov-09 21:47:18

Thank you for replying, think she has managed to get over bless her? Will keep it for later.

ThisBoyDraculaDrew Mon 09-Nov-09 21:49:50

All cough mixtures - with the exception of glycerol syrups have been discontinued for under 6's. Not just combo's.

Seona1973 Mon 09-Nov-09 22:00:44

if it is the tickly cough mix that contains glycerol then that should be ok. The chesty cough ones are not for the under 6's now.

displayuntilbestbefore Mon 09-Nov-09 22:05:31

I've always found that the best and cheapest aid for a cough is to give the child a steam - pop them in the steamy room while you run a bath and the warm air softens the blocked nasal passages so if she has a good noseblow afterwards, it'll reduce the amount of mucus trickling down into her throaty and making her cough.

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