I'm going to research this later, but I wanted to see if anyone has had experience with it.
Today I took DS to a local urgent care clinic. (We're moving/travelling and in between doctors, so that was our only care option.)
DS has had a cold for over a week that I think he picked up on the airplane when we flew back from Hawaii last week. He's mostly sniffly, and has a lot of drainage that makes him cough occasionally. He might cough five or six times a day.
The doctor we saw prescribed some antibiotics since he has a "little bit of a sinus infection" and some steroids for his cough. We're leaving town tomorrow, so I couldn't get to the pharmacy to get the stuff today.
So...my question is about the steroids.
Have you given LO steroids for a cough? I personally don't like to be on steroids - I had them after a couple of surgeries. I'm just hesitant to give him something like that for a cough that is almost non-existent. Last time he was sick, I had the Vicks vaporizer thing that heats up scented pads and fills the room with soothing vapors, and I'm planning to get one of those when we get to my parents' house.
Am I being irresponsible? Should I just give him the steroids? They just seem unnecessary since his cough really isn't that bad. I don't even know what they are supposed to do, and the clinic doctor was in a bit of a rush to get on to the next patient, so I couldn't ask.
Again, I'm going to research later. I just wanted to see if anyone could tell me their experience.