Friday, July 14, 2017


It’s July!  And heavy rains happen every single day.  In the place where we live, downpours come in the afternoon up to late evenings.  Sometimes the rain gets as bad as a typhoon, wherein trees fall due to strong winds.  I am not kidding... check out the video:

It’s been a week since my son started his last year in junior high school, and on his 5th day, he came home with a bad case of sore throat.  I asked him to gargle with warm saltwater before breakfast.  And instructed him to take in lots of fluids, and at nighttime, gave him warm turmeric tea.  I just boiled a couple of crushed turmeric, put in a tablespoon of honey and half a lemon.  Good thing, I harvested lots of turmeric from my organic garden.  Turmeric is known to boost the immune system.  The lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, while honey helps in reducing the frequency of cough.

It took several days before his cough and colds were totally gone.  I also observed that during the height of his coughs and colds, he had a hard time sleeping at night. The effect, he had a hard time waking up in the morning for school and a bit sluggish during daytime.

After a few days, my husband came home with the same symptoms – soar throat and clogged nose.  He went to the doctor and was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. Then it was my daughter’s turn.  She is still on vacation, but the coughs and colds hit her too.  Which goes to show, the “virus” outside, combined with the rainy weather are the culprits to our family’s medical issues.

So I immediately instructed the whole family to follow these precautionary steps to combat the nasty viruses:

  • Wash hands always with soap and water.  Gave them their own hand sanitizers to use on a daily basis.  As soon as they come home, I ask them to wash their hands thoroughly before doing anything inside the house.  
  • Gave them vitamin C.  
  • Get enough sleep.  No internet until the wee hours of the morning.
  • Eat lots of fruits and veggies.  Since avocado is in season, we incorporate it as dessert or guacamole sauce.  I am also on the constant lookout for guyabano in our garden.  And lots and lots of lemon juice.  
  • Check on toothbrushes.  Its a must that they are in a holder that keeps them apart.  Viruses on one toothbrush can contaminate other if they touch each other. 

My daughter’s case was more severe.  Started with constant sneezing, then runny nose.  After a few day, she was coughing, to the point that her throat became painful.  She also had a hard time sleeping at night due to constant coughing and sneezing.  Thank God, there was no fever. If she developed one, I will definitely rush her to the emergency room.  Parents should be wary nowadays when their children have fever.  Better to be on the safe side than sorry.

So as a WISE mom I made some research.  Is there a cough and cold medicine that I can give to my daughter, that can also help her with sleeping soundly at night?

Then I discovered TUSERAN NIGHT.  The new medicine promises nighttime relief for cold and cough.  Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) syrup contains:  Diphenhydramine HCL and Phenylpropanolamine HCL.  

Diphenhydramine HCL is a cough suppressant while Phenylpropanolamine HCL is a nasal decongestant. 

TUSERAN NIGHT is a medicine to relieve cough, clogged nose, postnasal drip, sneezing and itchu and watery eyes associated with the common cold, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, flu and other minor respiratory tract infections. 

Having this information, I bought TUSERAN NIGHT 60mL for Php110.  It is an OTC  (Over the counter) medicine, you don’t need a prescription from your doctor to buy.  But I suggest if you will give this to children 2-12 years old, better consult with a pediatrician first.

TUSERAN NIGHT should be given orally every 6 hours or as recommended by a doctor.
  • For children 2-6 years old                    ---- 2.5mL (1/2 teaspoonful)
  • For children 7-12 years old                  ---- 5mL  (1 teaspoonful)
  • Adults and children over 12 years old  ----10mL (2 teaspoonful)

clear, green, strawberry-mint flavored syrup that kids will like

So I gave my daughter 10mL of TUSERAN NIGHT, just before bedtime. The following day, she told me she slept all night, and was not bothered by coughing. She felt rested.  After three more dosages, the coughs and colds improved.  I did not let her go out of the house for two days.  She just stayed at home while I am giving her medications.  Because this medicine may cause drowsiness.

TUSERAN NIGHT is NOT to be used as a sleep medication or to combat insomnia.  Hindi ito gamot na pampatulog. This is a cough and cold medicine that aids in having better sleep at night.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have: asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or other lung diseases; high blood pressure of any type of heart problems; history of or suffer seizures; glaucoma; thyroid problems; diabetes; living or kidney diseases; an enlarged prostate, bladder problems or difficulty urinating.

Remember to always follow the recommended dosage, para sigurado ang paggaling ng inyong mga anak.  Mommies and daddies, if your child's symptoms do not improve or new symptoms appear CONSULT A DOCTOR.

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  2. ilang days po kelangan inumin Ang tuseran night? 5 days po ba? And every 6 hrs.? Thank you 😊