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    Cough Drops / Throat Lozenges
     
    For minor throat pain, dry and/or scratchy throat or cough, the AISD has standing orders to dispense throat lozenges or cough drops through the clinic. The type of lozenge/drop cannot contain any numbing medication. Examples of those we cannot give are Sucrets and CepacoI. Examples of allowed brands we can give are Halls, Ludens, and Ricola.
     
    Your child will be assessed for signs of infection or illness prior to receiving a cough drop. Your child will also be encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day - we encourage you to send a water bottle to school with your child. Salt water gargles may also be given in lieu of, or in addition to, the cough drop.  Cough drops should not be used for more that 3 consecutive school days - your child should visit the doctor for evaluation should this occur.