HOW TO TREAT A COUGH

Good Health (Australia) - - Good Health Handbook -

» 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.

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