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The amount of alcohol in cough syrup is not going to be a problem. Studies have shown its safe to have a couple glasses of wine a week, its alcohol abuse that's really dangerous.
Take cough drops for now, menthol is safe. If it develops into a full cold, sudafed is the recommended drug but you have to get it from a pharmacy behind the counter.