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Kids' Cough Fighter

by Fusion
Original price $22.95
Current price $17.95
  • Specially formulated for children aged 2 years and up
  • Kid-friendly taste - contains naturally derived blackcurrant flavour, with no added sugar
  • Plus extra sweetness from Chinese licorice
  • Easy to mix with water or juice – even for children who are fussy
  • No added dairy products, gluten or nuts
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Made in Australia

Fusion Kids’ Cough Fighter contains: 

Ivy leaf, which soothes children’s coughs and clears mucus from their respiratory tracts
Elecampane and thyme, traditionally used as expectorants (clear respiratory tract mucus) for children in Western herbal medicine
Chinese licorice, traditionally used to reduce children's coughing and soothe irritated tissues in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
Balloonflower, traditionally used to relieve children's coughs and sore throats in TCM

Coughing is the body’s way of clearing unwanted matter from the lungs and lower airways. Coughing and bronchial mucous congestion are common symptoms in children.

Coughs that cause mucus (also known as phlegm) to be expelled or expectorated from the airways are sometimes referred to as wet, loose or productive. This type of cough may be worse at night, because when the child lies down, mucus drips from the upper respiratory tract (e.g. nose and sinuses) into the lower airways, triggering the cough reflex as the body tries to expel it.[1]

On the other hand, coughs that don’t trigger the expectoration of mucus are referred to as dry or non-productive. These types of coughs sometimes persist for longer periods of time. They are also sometimes characterised by spasmodic bouts of coughing.

Fusion Kids’ Cough Fighter is suitable for children aged 2 to 12 years and combines herbs traditionally used in TCM and Western herbal medicine, as detailed below.

Ivy leaf soothes children’s coughs
Ivy leaf decreases coughing in children and is used as an expectorant to clear mucus from the respiratory tract.

Elecampane and thyme: traditional expectorants in Western herbal medicine
In Western herbal medicine, elecampane and thyme are traditionally used as expectorant herbs that clear children’s respiratory tract mucus and relieve coughs in children. Elecampane is also traditionally taken to relieve bronchial mucous congestion in Western herbal medicine.

Balloonflower: relieves cough in traditional Chinese medicine
Balloonflower is traditionally taken in Chinese medicine to relieve both cough and symptoms of a sore throat in children.

Chinese licorice: traditional sweet cough relief
Chinese licorice is traditionally used to ease children’s coughing in Chinese medicine. It has a naturally sweet flavour, which in TCM is traditionally associated with soothing properties, making it a great addition to our children’s cough mix!

When should your child see a health professional for their cough?
Most children’s coughs are mild and of short duration, however severe or persistent coughs may indicate underlying health problems that need professional investigation and/or treatment.

See your doctor or health professional if your child has a cough that is:

  • Associated with breathing difficulties, a high fever, changes to the colour of their skin, or a barking or ‘whooping’ noise
  • Persisting for more than two weeks - especially when accompanied by other symptoms including shortness of breath and wheezing
  • Interfering with their sleep or daily activities
  • Triggered by exposure to house dust, pets or pollen, or by the consumption of certain food or drinks [1,2,3,4]

References:
1. raisingchildren.net.au. Cough. Last updated June 2020 and accessed October 2021 from https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/a-z-health-reference/cough
2. HealthDirect. Cough. Last updated September 2019 and accessed October 2021 from https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/cough
3. Jurca, M. et al. PLoS One, 2017;12(5):e0177485.
4. Mayo Clinic. Childhood asthma. Last updated March 2021 and accessed October 2021 from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20351507

Each 2.5mL contains herbal extracts dry concentrate:

Ivy (Hedera helix) leaf 6.2mg, dry equiv. 36.9mg
Elecampane (Inula helenium) root 19.2mg, dry equiv. 192.3mg
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) herb top flowering 18.3mg, dry equiv. 128.1mg
Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) root 34mg, dry equiv. 135.8mg
Balloonflower (Platycodon grandiflorus) root 25.6mg, dry equiv. 256.3mg
Contains purified water, xanthan gum, glycerol, citric acid, potassium sorbate, Stevia rebaudiana, maltodextrin and blackcurrant flavour.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

No added sugar, gluten, nuts or dairy products.

Recommended dosage – under adult supervision:

Children 2-4 years: Give 2.5-5mL two to three times a day, when medically advised.
Children 5-8 years: Give 5-7.5mL two to three times a day.
Children 9-12 years: Give 7.5-10mL two to three times a day.
Shake well before use. Dilute each dose in 50mL of water or juice and consume promptly. Take with food.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.

WARNINGS AND STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Not to be used in children under 5 years of age without medical advice.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.