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Anyone got any advice for a chesty cough that doesn't involve Tixylix???

(8 Posts)
nighbynight Tue 22-Sep-09 21:38:56

cos we are in Germany and cant get it. I havent found a good local cough medicine yet.

dd (5) has had a chesty cough for around 5 days since she had a bug last week. It keeps her awake at night and she is tired and ratty.
I am at a bit of a loss, as have always just dosed with cough syrup before.

2to3 Tue 22-Sep-09 21:55:39

We use one called Meltus which works, but obviously I have no idea if they do that in Germany. I sleep with mine when they cough so much it keeps them awake, because then I can turn them on their sides - that helps. Otherwise, how about warm milk with honey and cinnamon, as they did in the old days?

nighbynight Tue 22-Sep-09 22:01:48

I have a very small amount of Meltus left in the bottom of a bottle, I think. Was thinking it was a bit mild to do much good - it is the tiny baby one.

If I sleep next to dd, I will be blown across the roomsad

Is cinammon good for coughs?

pingapengin Tue 22-Sep-09 22:07:04

We use honey, spoon ful in warm water.

2to3 Tue 22-Sep-09 22:07:52

Don't know, but it makes it go down. And anything warm with honey is sure to be soothing and possibly a decongestant? And she'll think you're a lovely mummy.

nighbynight Tue 22-Sep-09 22:18:02

thanks. Ill try honey tonight. She is coughing away upstairs, poor thing.

ShrimpOnTheBarbie Tue 22-Sep-09 22:21:12

Manuka honey. Took DD to the GP last week for a cough (viral bronchitis) and that and vicks were his recommendation.

nighbynight Wed 23-Sep-09 17:07:24

thats interesting, what is manuka honey?

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