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My almost 4 year old has a serious cough. its been

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Hello my almost 4 year old has a serious cough. its been consistent for 3 days. Doctor prescribed 2.5 of Bromfed but its not helping along with dexamethasone. I have Promethazine w codeine syrup. Could I give her 3mls of this instead?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

She had fever but that is gone since 2 days ago. She was also switched from Cephalexin to Azithromax yet the cough is bad, I forgot to mention she is also in a nebulizer with Albuterol treatments.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in the child's medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not allergic to anything, she has bronchitis because her cough is dry almost like a goose, she speaks and she squeekes

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Eric Goldstein
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Hello. My name is***** and I just read through your question.
Sometimes cough in children can be very difficult to break, as you are seeing for yourself. You can give the 3 ml of promethazine. I would also consider giving her prednisone. This is a prescription medication which she may have had in the past. A 3-5 day course is often very helpful for the kids who have such a stubborn cough. It would be worth a conversation with your doctor about it.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This syrup has codeine combined is the 3ml ok still?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much for your prompt reply and the addition piece of advice. I will tLk to her doctor in regards ***** ***** her the prednisone.
You are very welcome.
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