My 2 year old DD had a horrible cough that we could not get rid off. Duro-tuss did help but only for the first 3 hours. It was day 3 and none of us had hardly any sleep in those 3 days until a friend of mine gave me a wonderful tip. She told me that you probably going to think that I am crazy but try it before you laugh.
TIP: Put vick vaporub on the heel of your childs feet and put socks over them. NO KIDDING ... she stopped coughing within 30 min and we all slept well that night!
My friend studies reflexology so I guess that's where she would have know what part of the foot works the nose/throat area.
Hope you don't think that I am mad ... like my friend said, try it before you laugh!
Hope this tip will help someone.
My 2 Angels, Vanessa 10 & Tahlia 2