Cough in Kids
Cough is one of the most common reasons for which parents seek medical attention for their child. Acute cough is due to Upper Respiratory Tract infection (URTI) i.e., common cold. Pre-school and school children may suffer from such infections 6 to 8 times a year that can make them cough 140 times a day.
It can affect child’s sleep & day-time activities like learning in school and sports.
DRY COUGH IN KIDS
A dry cough produces little or no mucus or sputum. A dry, hacking cough may develop toward the end of a cold or after exposure to an irritant, such as dust or smoke.
Conventional medicines such as ‘cough suppressants’ reduce the activity of the cough reflex and suppresses the urge to cough. They work by suppressing dry, hacking cough that keeps you awake all night.
Cough Suppressants are also known as ‘Antitussives’. A commonly available antitussive in the market is Dextromethorphan.