Coughing: Use homemade cough medicines. Age 3 months to 1 year. Give warm clear fluids (such as apple juice or lemonade). Age 1 year and older. Use Honey ½ to 1 teaspoon (2 to 5 ml) as needed. Age 6 years and older. Use Cough Drops to decrease the tickle in the throat. Coughing fits.