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    Can a 3yo take cough syrup & predmix together?

    Just gave DD a does of predmix but she's still coughing too much to sleep.

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    Google for a late night chemist and ring them. They know what they're talking about.

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    What do you mean by predmix?

    As far as I know cough mixture isn't recommended for kids under 5 now

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    I thought kids weren't allowed cough medicine under the age of six....

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    Cough mixture doesn't actually work. I don't bother with it.

    Predmix - do you mean redipred?

    Maybe some euky bear rub?

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    Spoonful of honey might help.

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    Cough mixture doesn't work. Certain brands make you cough more. I wouldn't give any of my patients cough mixture least of all children and neither do the doctors I work with.

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    Thanks so much for the advice we had a horrible night.

    She suffers from systematic croup, all winter & into the spring too. It's like a form of childhood asthma & hay fever combined (ie not viral)

    Predmix is a form of steroids, it's the generic name.

    Last time we saw her GP her told us to keep the predmix (it only comes in a 30ml bottle, but she's only allowed 3 x 3.5ml doses per episode, so there's like, 20ml left over in the bottle) so we only have to visit him approx 3 times over winter instead of 12+

    Just before the new cough syrup rules were brought out, I brought a couple of bottles because there is no way DD is going through winter without cough syrup!!!

    Our pharmacist said the main reason the rules have changes is because people were over using them, our GP hasn't had a problem with using them for DD. Probably because we're literally spent all winter in his surgery for 3 years now he knows I know when its croup/when it's not.

    The poor little thing coughed & cried all night I feel so sorry for her. She vomited 3 times (from coughing) too. She's miserable today (from lack of sleep) Sadly I don't think I can do anymore for her then I already have. Might try the vaporiser tonight & see if that helps.

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    I think that vapourisers are contra indicated for croup. No humidifiers. Maybe just check

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