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How can you make a child comfortable when they have a cough?

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  • Let the child rest.
  • Avoid irritants, such as cigarette smoke.
  • Don't give cough medicine to a child under age 4 unless your pediatrician suggests it.

From: Coughs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Cough Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Cough" and "Treating Bronchiolitis in Infants."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 8, 2019

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Cough Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Cough" and "Treating Bronchiolitis in Infants."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 8, 2019

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