The staff of Panda Pediatrics, located in Washington, D.C.
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Most are due to a viral infection and are part of a cold. Keep in mind that coughing clears the lungs and protects them.
Use cough drops for children over 4 years old and warm liquids, like chicken broth for children over 1 year of age. We generally avoid the use of cough suppressants. Dry air tends to make coughs worse. Use a cool mist humidifier in your child’s bedroom to loosen a dry cough. A steamy bathroom works well. Encourage plenty of fluid intake.
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