Cough

  • If your child has a cough and has not has not yet completed their pertussis series, please contact our office. Most children complete the series by 6 to 7 months of life.

  • If your child is coughing and also has a cold, the cough will frequently be caused by mucus dripping from the back of his/her nose and down into his/her throat. You can use the same methods described above for helping with congestion to help with the cough.

  • If your child is older than 12 months, you may give him/her a spoonful of honey for the cough. You can do this as often as every 4 hours. DO NOT GIVE HONEY TO ANY CHILD UNDER 12 MONTHS!

  • If your child is having trouble sleeping at night because of the cough, you can try propping up the head of the bed (only for children over 1 year old).

  • We should see  your child in the office if you’re worried that he/she is having difficulty breathing, if you’re worried that he/she is wheezing or having noisy breathing, or if his/her cough lasts longer than 3 weeks.