Table 5

Home management strategies tried in addition to Calpol/Nurofen

StrategyInterview mentioned in
Steam inhalation4,5,6,8,10,11,13,16
Throat pastilles/cough syrup3,4,12,14,16,17
Cold strategies13,14,16
Raise the bed8,16,17,19,23
Vicks5,8,10,16, 21
Improved diet5
No additional home management1,7,9,15,20,22
  • *Participant 2’s child took daily prophylactic antibiotics for a severe undiagnosed health condition: their home management strategy was to give a double dose, as recommended by the specialist.