Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Curing Coughs

I interrupt this winter cold season to bring you a public service announcement.

Delsym cough syrup works.

I am forever indebted to the fellow mom who shared this secret with me in the church nursery over a year ago when we were both explaining that our kids had colds a week or so ago, but the cough was still hanging on, but they weren't really still sick.

My one complaint is that because it's a 12-hour suppressant, you have to make sure you're on the right dosing schedule (7am and 7pm works for me) to get maximum benefit at nighttime and daytime. We've tried everything, and this really seems to not only quiet the cough, but prevent it from getting so deep in the chest.

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9 comments:

debby said...

Greetings from another Delsym believer. My husband tried it once, described it as 'motor oil meets orange peel', and decided he'd rather cough. His loss.

Dianne said...

hmm, thanks for the tip. my husband always has a lingering cough after a cold. knock-on-wood, i hardly ever get sick but i'll definitely remember this one!

noname said...

My older kids once described it as orange peel meets play-doh. It works though!

Kathleen Marie said...

I will definitely have to share this with my daughter. Thanks bunches!

Susanne said...

This is the only one we use. Although for small children there is a big issue now in Canada about giving them cough syrups. But Delsym got my kids, and indirectly me, through many a night that otherwise would have been spent awake and coughing.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Mucinex Cough for Kids works too. It comes in these little mini melts packets that look like sugar crystals.

We've had a cold for weeks and the mucinex finally killed the cough!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Thanks for the tip! I will certainly remember it.

I came over to say that I am thinking about you in all the snow you are getting right now. I hope your kids enjoy it! My husband is in the Hartford airport right now hoping that his plane will take off before he gets stuck there. I guess you are getting a Winter Wonderland!

JK said...

Oh yeah, love the stuff -- never tasted it myself, and don't really care if it's gross 'cause it works INSTANTLY for my little seal-barking boy...

Katrina said...

I totally agree. And I had to smile -- 7:00 & 7:00 is our Delsym schedule too.