HOW TO TREAT A COUGH
» Expectorants and syrups are only useful if coughing is stopping your child getting to sleep. Always check with your pharmacist before giving kids over-the-counter cough medicines, especially for children under the age of six. » For a croupy cough, it can help to sit with your child in a steamy environment for 20 minutes. Run the hot water in the shower and close the door so steam builds up.
» A cool-mist humidifier in your child’s bedroom may help with sleep. »
If your child has asthma, make sure you see your doctor for an asthma action plan.