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Tips and Advice for Parents

Hearing your child cough can be tough, especially if it’s keeping them – and you – up through the night. With a whole range of products designed especially for children, BENYLIN® is here to help ease many different kinds of coughs in children, including dry, chesty and night-time coughs. Discover the BENYLIN® Children’s Cough Relief range here.

We have listed a few tips for you to help ease the symptoms of a cough in your child:

  • Sit with your child in a steamy bathroom for 15-20 mins, the moist air will help ease the breathing
  • Inhaling vapour rub on a towel, do not rub directly onto the skin unless a doctor advises it
  • Ensure they are drinking plenty of fluids
  • Try using a cool-mist humidifier and a warm bath to help clear the mucus which is causing the cough

When to see your GP:

There's usually no need to see your GP if you or your child have a mild cough for a week or two. However, you should seek medical advice if:

  • You or your child have had the cough for more than three weeks
  • The cough is severe or is getting worse
  • You or your child cough up blood or experience shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or chest pain
  • You have any other worrying symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss, a persistent change in your voice, or lumps or swellings in your neck