Cough Flu Treatment In Children Aged 1 Year?

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Hello, Mrs. Devi … why does my child take cough flu medicine but it doesn’t heal?

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question


Although most cases of mild cold cough in a child's age do not cause complications, the condition can often cause anxiety for parents. Most cases of children will improve on their own without medication.


There is no specific treatment for mild cold cough, where a viral infection does not require antibiotic therapy. While fever can be treated by giving paracetamol. Children only need to rest and eat nutritiously to restore endurance. Generally a cold cough will subside after 1 or 2 weeks spontaneously without treatment. In children over 2 years a cold cough medicine can be given but it will not change the natural course of this disease and does not speed healing of the disease.


Natural remedies for coughing include consuming more water, especially warm water to relieve the airway.
Over-the-counter cold cough medicines are not recommended for children younger than 2 years. That is because its use has not been tested for effectiveness in children. Besides that, it is known that some of the ingredients have quite a number of side effects. It is better not to give children drugs freely without doctor's recommendation and supervision because of the fear of wrong dosage, wrong indication, or wrong way of administration that can have a bad impact on children.


If the cough does not improve within 3 weeks, you should check with your doctor to get the right treatment. Beware of signs of danger in a child's cold cough, including:


1. Lips and fingertips appear to turn blue
2. Fast breathing
3. Do not want to eat and drink
4. Dehydration
5. Cough more than 3 weeks
6. Child looks weak


7. Fever more than 3 days


If you experience these complaints then consult immediately with your doctor to get adequate treatment.


That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam.

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