Need Help!

Christy - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is only a year old and she has a virus that makes her cough the worse sounding cough I've ever heard. I got a humidifier with vicks for her room at night and that works miracles but during the day her cough comes back and she coughs so much it makes her sick. Since she's only a year old I can't give her any medicine for it, does anyone have any advice on what to do to help get rid of her cough?

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Christy - posted on 07/23/2009

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I already talked to my doctor. My daughter is a little over a year old so it's prefectly fine to give her honey now.

Leah - posted on 07/22/2009

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Do not give your child hunny. There is actually a bacteria in hunny that infants are not immunte to and it can make them very very ill. Go to the Doctor!!!!

Christy - posted on 07/21/2009

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Thanks for the post about the honey. I had already taken her to the doctor but I called and made sure it was alright to give her honey and she said that was a great idea for her cough. And it works great! It really seems to soothe her throat, she still coughs but she doesn't scream in pain afterwords.

Claire - posted on 07/20/2009

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Hey! Um id check this out more cause i know you arent meant to give honey to babies cause of botulism and their teeth...

but if its a tickly dry cough, honey will soothe it.... when i have a cough i just put a spoon in hot/warm water like a tea.

Sarah - posted on 07/20/2009

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The doctor would be the best next step if you havent gone already. It doesnt sound good. you could also put the humidifier in the front room or where she spends most of her time...but make that doc appointment. take care...hope everything works out!!!

Becky - posted on 07/20/2009

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Have you taken her to your doctor? It sounds like it has been going on for a while so i would make an appointment for her.



My son had a terrible cough used to sound like he was chocking. It turned out that he had a lazy larynx and was just something that would clear it's self over time. People still ask every now and again why he makes this sort of gurgling sound and i just explain its his larynx. Best to check it out and make sure all is ok.



I hope your little on is ok x

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