Re: viral pnemonia
The cough can lst for a few weeks, depending on the case.
Is he coughing up stuff, or is it dry?
If its dry, a cough suppresant could help him stop needlessly coughing and ease the fatigue...... codeine, hydrocodone, both are very good (a prescription is needed for these0
Dextromethorphan is avaliable OTC and is also quite effective.
Given thatt he cause of the cough is pneumonia, his doctor should choose any treatemnt.
Last edited by jonnstar; 11-18-2010 at 12:17 AM.