Should I Give Cough Syrup To My Child?

While coughing can be a cause for alarm, remember it acts as a defense mechanism for the body!

Frequently, when a child has an upper respiratory tract infection such as a common cold or the flu, parents visit their doctor because “the child hasn’t gotten better” just because they still cough a little bit. Sometimes the child’s general appearance has improved and symptoms have decreased and there is no more fever. Other times they go because the cough is getting worse and they think their child might have a more serious disease or to get antibiotic.