Your Kid’s Cough: Possible Causes & Common Treatments


When your child sore throat caused by coughing.

Cool air: If your child has croup, take them outside for a while. The cool air sometimes can relieve a croupy cough. (Just make sure you dress them properly for the weather.) If this doesn’t help or you think your child is sick, get medical help.

Saline drops: Saline or saltwater drops in the nose can help loosen congestion.

Eventually, the symptoms should go away on their own. But call the doctor if your child:

Seek emergency help if your child: