Fusion Kids’ Cough Fighter has been specially formulated to taste great while soothing children’s coughs.
Fusion Kids’ Cough Fighter contains:
Coughing is the body’s way of clearing unwanted matter from the lungs and lower airways. It may also be triggered by inflammation in the respiratory tract (among other causes).
Coughs that cause mucus (also known as phlegm, sputum or expectoration) 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 long periods of time, and may be associated with inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes. They are also sometimes characterised by spasmodic bouts of coughing.
Coughing and bronchial mucous congestion are common symptoms in children. For example, when kids catch a mild upper respiratory tract infection like a common cold, coughing may persist for a fortnight or even longer2, and more than half experience moderate-to-severe chest congestion within the first 48 hours of the cold’s onset3.
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. It’s traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to clear children’s respiratory mucus and to have expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects on their respiratory tracts.
Elecampane and thyme: traditional expectorants
In Western herbal medicine, elecampane and thyme are traditionally used as expectorant herbs that clear children’s respiratory tract mucus and bronchial mucous congestion.
Chinese licorice: traditional sweet cough relief
Chinese licorice is traditionally used to ease children’s coughing in traditional 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?1,4-6
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:
Children 2-4 years: Take 2.5-5mL, two to three times daily, when medically advised.
Children 5-8 years: Take 5-7.5mL, two to three times daily.
Children 9-12 years: Take 7.5-10mL, two to three times daily.
Serving suggestion: Mix each dose in 50mL of water or juice and consume immediately. Best taken with food. Shake well before use.
Each 2.5mL contains dry extracts:
|Ivy (Hedera helix) leaf 6.4mg, dry equiv.||38.2mg|
|Elecampane (Inula helenium) root 19.9mg, dry equiv.||198.8mg|
|Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) leaf and flowering top 18.9mg, dry equiv.||132.5mg|
|Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) root 33.1mg, dry equiv.||132.5mg|
|Balloonflower (Platycodon grandiflorus) root 26.5mg, dry equiv.||132.5mg|
Contains purified water, xanthan gum, glycerol, citric acid, potassium sorbate, Stevia rebaudiana, blackcurrant flavour (naturally derived), maltodextrin, potassium hydroxide and silicon dioxide.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Not to be used in children under 5 years of age without medical advice. Contains potassium sorbate. Store below 25°C. Do not use if cap seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Not to be used in children under 5 years of age without medical advice.
Contains potassium sorbate.
Store below 25°C. Do not use if cap seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
If you have any pre-existing conditions, are on any medications, always talk to your health professional before use. Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional.