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My 7 year old son had fever i gave him dimetapp for 3 days

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My 7 year old son had fever i gave him dimetapp for 3 days he has 2 days without fever but now he has cough yesterday i gave him dimetapp it help for fever but didnt help for cough do ihave to wait 24 hours to change anothertype ofmdicine?
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

It is better to avoid using dimetapp as its efficacy is not proven.

His cough is likely viral infection related.

No OTC medication is effective per current studies.

The cough will recover by itself over next few days.

Honey and lemon drops may be helpful.

If fever returns along with cough, then bacterial pneumonia should be ruled out by a clinical evaluation.
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