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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I gave 5 ml of delsym to a 4 year old only once to suppress

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Customer: I gave 5 ml of delsym to a 4 year old only once to suppress cough.
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Customer: heavy cough - no issue. was it safe? Cough stopped
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Sorry about this cough. No harm if baby is behaving OK. However best not to suppress cough, to prevent more serious complication like pneumonia. Please just give sips of warm sugary water with dash of salt repeatedly to clear throat and invert his position with head low, between your two extended legs with tummy down. Thump over upper back few times, several times on empty stomach to remove secretions by gravity, out of the airways. Once a virus cough starts, generally takes few days to a couple of weeks to get over it. No need of adding antibiotics if there is no fever etc.

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.

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