April - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Last night my son suddenly started coughing in the middle of the night. The cough is a really loud, raspy, barking sound. This went on for about four hours in the night. He would wake himself up coughing and go right back to sleep. If it is croup should i take him to the doctor? Any suggestions on what to do to make him feel better? I've heard that taking a child outside wrapped up with nothing but their face exposed in the cold night air will help the coughing. Has anyone done this? And, does it actually work?