17 month old coughing at night

Shelly - posted on 06/12/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )

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about a month ago, my little girl got her first cold. sneezing, runny nose and cough/rattle. all symptoms have now gone away except for her coughing at night. i have a cool mist humidifier, baby vicks on her and i've even given her hyland's cough syrup and tried honey.
last week, i took her to the doctor (after week 3). I had delayed so long because she is acting 100% fine and was told a child her age they can't really do much for a cold anyway. but after 3 weeks, I just couldn't wait any longer. the doctor said she seemed perfectly healthy, no rattle - nothing and didn't want to medicate because if it was a cold it seemed so mild. she told me if she still has the cough, i can call in a week (the end of this week) to get a perscription for her.

i guess my long story short is, has anyone else had this? her coughing at night has also gone hand in hand with her suddenly fighting going to bed. i'm reading that this could be allergies as well.... but my husband and i work from home and keep our daughter here. my thought would be, she's in the same environment all day - why would the stuff that surrounds her only effect her at night?

i would be greatful for anything thoughts you may have. thank you!

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Kelly - posted on 06/21/2013

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Oh that cud be serious.try tylonail or clairitain non drowsey i wud prefer using claritain or wait use anabyotic use antiboiotic i used that for my triplets

Lisa - posted on 06/21/2013

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yes can be allergies to dust mites does she sleep with stuffed animals? Trying limiting to 1-2 stuffed animals and encasing her pillow , box and bed mattress in allergy free casings . Also try purchasing a air purifier for her room works wonders. And do not keep windows open at night could be also allergies to pollen , grass. If can def. use an air conditioner if possible on hot days or fans.

Good Luck

Angie - posted on 06/21/2013

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@MissMommyMay - try children's Claritin (better than Benadryl)... no drowsiness and less frequent doses... you can buy the ones that dissolve in their mouths or liquid.

Angie - posted on 06/21/2013

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Sometimes allergies, cold, result in post nasal drip. If possible, have her sleep more upright... try some children's Claritin- 2-5mg depending on weight, and see how that goes for a few days. When my girls were that young, it was a constant- come to find out one was allergic to our cat... (allergy symptom showed as couch, and itchy skin- nothing else). and dust so we had to take all her stuffed animals out of her room... hot water washing the one or two she slept with.

I hope this helps and good luck.

Carrie - posted on 06/21/2013

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We've had the same problem over the years, our daughter is 6 and a cold will go on for a while with the cough at night. It could be many factors but here's what we've found out : raise her crib mattress or bedding so she isn't laying flat at night. This will take checking once or twice throughout if you have a wiggly one like us. I was up anyways giving her another dose of Homeopathic syrup. Humidifiers are great but be careful you are not setting up housing for mildew and mold, which all older homes seem to have a problem with. Make sure she has a bath at night and wash her hair out and dry before bed, if it's allergies this is a BIG one. If she uses a pillow make sure to wash it frequently. And take her off dairy, it's hard at a young age but just do it. That includes whey proteins and yogurt. You can get her good bacteria in tablet form that are really yummy! Calcium also can come from other sources, not just milk. But if she is slightly feverish take her back to the Dr., that's usually an infection. That's my 2cents! Hope it helps!

Barbara - posted on 06/20/2013

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I agree that it is most likely allergies. Have same problem with both my kids. Due to allergies she may be experiencing post nasal drip that tickles or feels like a hair in the back of your throat. We use Children's Claritin.

Best of Luck :)

MissMommyMay - posted on 06/17/2013

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I have the exact same circumstance! My son is coughing alot! sneezing stuffy nose when it runs its clear. I think its alleregies. The doc gave benedryll said give him a l.5 ml 3x a day! He passes out on it tho i try not to give it too much i only give it when its really bad couple times a week i will give him point 5 (.5) ml at night before he sleeps. I also tryed hylands tiny cold tablets (which are homeopathic dissolving tablets). Look it up on line!

Good luck

Karla - posted on 06/12/2013

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Hi Shelly,
I had the same problem with my son and we found that it was due to allergies and the airborne allergens in our home. We have tried many air filters and all were either very expensive or inefficient. My friend introduced me to this new product that is in the process of being launched called the Bonair vent and freshener. We became acquainted with the developer and now have one in our home and it works perfectly. I recommend you look at the campaign and website, hopefully this can solve your problem as it did ours !

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonair...

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