My Daugter doesn't cough at all during the day, not even once, but then once her head hit's the pillow that's all she does is cough all night. We have a humidifer in the house, That helped my other daughter, but want to know any idea's to make it stop now. It is driving me crazy at night.

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Jeanne - posted on 01/20/2009

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You may want to talk to your Dr.  Alot of the time a cough only at night is significant of asthma....so I heard...

Sue - posted on 01/19/2009

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Sounds like night-time asthma.  That is how my daughter's asthma first showed up.  Some kids get it only at night.  If your child is allergic to dust mites, then you need to get mattress covers and wash the sheets in hot water once a week. See a doctor for allergy testing and medication.

Roxanne - posted on 01/19/2009

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My daughter had that problem for awhile. We took her to the doctor and found out she had enlarged tonsils and adenoids. After six months of trying all sorts of things. We went ahead with the surgery. Wow what a difference that made, three nights post surgery she was sleeping through the night quietly.  Good luck!

Cassie - posted on 01/20/2009

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I too have used baby vicks on the bottoms of my sons feet and it works wonders. However, recently there was an article that said that Vick's Vapor Rub is not good for children under 6. They were only refering to the Original Vick's, not the Baby Vicks which isn't as strong in odor so I think you should be safe. If that doesnt work I would start by stripping all the bedding and getting rid of any stuffed animals that are in the bed. Allergies are the main culprit of the night-time cough!

Ann - posted on 01/19/2009

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Don't know how old but may be a sign of early onset asthma or reflux.  Asthma symptoms often are worse at night and reflux can be a trigger.  If it's runny nose related and she's young, you can try putting a pillow at one end of her crib mattress so it's at a 25 or 30 degree angle, this can help if it's post nasal drip.

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Candace - posted on 10/20/2012

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My wife washed my sins bed that had mold on it is that good enough or should we burn itg

Michelle - posted on 01/20/2009

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I heard that putting vicks vapor rub on their feet with socks on stops the cough immediately at night. I have not tried this myself yet but a good friend of mine sent me an email about it when the weather started turning cold just as helpful hint. Luckily my kids have not been sick to try it, but I suppose it can't hurt... I know it sounds weird but aren't all old wives tales???

Misty - posted on 01/20/2009

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Just by what you are describing I would guess that your daughter has allergies to either something on/in her bedding or pillows.  That is where I would start...in addition I work with a company that is in the health and wellness industry.  This could also be something in your detergent....please check out my website and let me know if I can help you explore ALL the options.....thanks!   www.workathomeunited.com/mwolff  or The_wolff_den@yahoo.com  Best wishes



 



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Naomi - posted on 01/20/2009

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Humidifiers and carpets don't go well together.  The humidifier can add to mold growth, which can be an allergy to some kids.

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son had this same problem and it drove me CRAZY!!!  We got anti allergen pillows and put these little filters on all of our vents. Have you tried those? They work wonders. But what we learned eventually was that he had a mild case of asthma that was made even more extreme by our cat. Got rid of the cat, kept the filters on the vents and he's been great. Any cats by any chance? if not, my sons was just seasonal. The filters really help. 

Gina - posted on 01/19/2009

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She probably has post nasal drip may need allergy medicine.  Also, don't leave on the humidifier for too long because mold may grow in her room.  If you don't believe me look up humidifiers and mold.  My doc had to repaint his son's room because mold formed in the babies room.  I don't use a humidifier, but use the vaporless vicks thangs (it's okay but not the best).  I think your daughter has allergies, try an allergist.  Hope this helps!

Gina - posted on 01/19/2009

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She probably has post nasal drip may need allergy medicine.  Also, don't leave on the humidifier for too long because mold may grow in her room.  If you don't believe me look up humidifiers and mold.  My doc had to repaint his son's room because mold formed in the babies room.  I don't use a humidifier, but use the vaporless vicks thangs (it's okay but not the best).  I think your daughter has allergies, try an allergist.  Hope this helps!

Gina - posted on 01/19/2009

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She probably has post nasal drip may need allergy medicine.  Also, don't leave on the humidifier for too long because mold may grow in her room.  If you don't believe me look up humidifiers and mold.  My doc had to repaint his son's room because mold formed in the babies room.  I don't use a humidifier, but use the vaporless vicks thangs (it's okay but not the best).  I think your daughter has allergies, try an allergist.  Hope this helps!

Gina - posted on 01/19/2009

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She probably has post nasal drip may need allergy medicine.  Also, don't leave on the humidifier for too long because mold may grow in her room.  If you don't believe me look up humidifiers and mold.  My doc had to repaint his son's room because mold formed in the babies room.  I don't use a humidifier, but use the vaporless vicks thangs (it's okay but not the best).  I think your daughter has allergies, try an allergist.  Hope this helps!

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My daughter went through the same thing between 2-4 years. My pediatrician said it's some kind of allergy and suggested keeping the bedding and stuffed toys very clean, but also prescribed Singulair together with over the counter Loratadine antihistamine (Wal-itin from Walgreens works just as good). It helped, but it did not all go away. Since then we have moved from CA to FL - where it is much less polluted and that has helped too! My thoughts are with you - I know how terrible the nights are because my daughter used to cough until she threw up every single night!

Sheila - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have a 3 yo and just found out that she could have allergies. I thought all this time that she was just getting colds all the time because of day care. I took her to the doctor and I was told that it is possibly allergies. She was doing the same thing-no coughing during the day, only at night. I was told to give her over the counter Zyrtec and given a prescription for a nasal spray. Within 3 days of giving her the meds, I have no problems. I do have to wash her linen (including the pillow) once a week and keep her stuff animals washed to ward off dust, pollen and so forth, but she has been doing a lot better.

Dawn - posted on 01/19/2009

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strange question, does she have ant teddies in her room, cos they hold dust mites and if she moves them or sleeps with them they will release the dust that might irritate her chest at night?

Also does she lay to flat?

Jill - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son has had the same problem for about 7 years now. We have been treating him for asthma/allergies that lately do not seem to be under control at all. I finally took him to an Asthma/Allergy specialist. With all asthma tests being as "normal as normal can be" the specialist suggested perhaps he has some reflux and wanted to trial him on some Prevacid. I am blown away. He has been taking it now for almost a month and has not coughed at night AT ALL since. He has also not had to use his asthma rescue inhaler since either. I'm just saying..... Good luck!

User - posted on 01/19/2009

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Vicks is a no no and there was a spoof about putting it on feet with socks that went around the internet and made a craze.



I agree put the head of the bed up, we use pillows under the matress, NO large meals or drinks for one hour before bed in case of reflux!

Jaime - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have just heard on the news that Vicks is a "no no" for the little ones. I also recently read that coughing at night could be a sign of enlarged adnoids ot tonsils. I would check with the doctor. Did this just come on like a cold or has it been ongoing>

Colleen - posted on 01/19/2009

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I know that this sounds crazy and you may have gotten back a response already but try this; rub in vicks on the bottom of her feet and then put on socks. It works I am not sure how but I do it when my son has a cough and he sleeps all night long. Let me know if it works for you!!

Stephanie - posted on 01/18/2009

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It could be reflux! Try propping the head of the bed (either wood blocks under the bed legs or a slight wedge under the top of the mattress) and see if that helps. You also may want to consider talking to the dr. about it - maybe she needs some medicine for reflux like pepcid or allergy meds if that is the cause.

Kylie - posted on 01/18/2009

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My almost 6 year old coughs at night too and we have also been advised it is allergies/asthma. Both my children have been put on a medicated nasal spray, which amazingly has completely cleared my daughter (ill with allergies for 4 years), she actually sleeps through without snoring and does now not need an operation to remove her tonsils. My son has only been on it once and is about to go back on due to being summer here. I only use it when necessary and so far my daughter has only had to use it twice and my son once in over a year.

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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We found that putting Vick's vapor rub on our little ones feet and covering them with socks works.  We also have a cool mist humidifier running in her room while she is sleeping.

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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We found that putting Vick's vapor rub on our little ones feet and covering them with socks works.  We also have a cool mist humidifier running in her room while she is sleeping.

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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Ok this is strang but it works for some. Vicks vapor rub on the feet and cover with sox or feety pj's. Works for my guys and mom sleeps! Good luck. Sounds like a nasal drip is the culprit

Kecia - posted on 01/18/2009

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my friend son was like that and they thought it was allergies..but after testing the allergist suggest he be tested for reflux and now he sleeps like a baby and is off all meds except for the reflux.  Perhaps this might be the cause.

Stacy - posted on 01/18/2009

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Try rubbing Vicks Vapour Rub on the bottom of her feet...coat them... then put socks on her. It really works.  Try it when you have a cold too.

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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SOunds like Post Nasal Drip - elevate the head of the bed - and put humidifier in her room directly - not just the whole house.  Once old enough, (usually 3ish) ? allergy testing.  Good luck!

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My daughter used to have this problem. I took her to the pedi and it ended up being a children's form of asthma. He put her on pulmacort and one puff right before bed and she doesn't cough at all.



I've tried the vick's on the feet and it didn't work for me either.

Keli - posted on 01/18/2009

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My son is asthmatic and even when it's stable he has a night cough so we keep him at an angle, we pu a couple of pillows under his cot mattress and it nworks wonders no cough

Good luck

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Is she sleeping on her back? Change her position. My daughter had larango malatia...the roof of her mouth was too floppy and would block her airway and make her choke all night. Changing her to a tummy sleeper helped (scared me, but it did help). Or Does she have allergens in her room? Or elevate her head either on more pillows or by tilting the crib.... I hope this helps....Call your pediatrician...maybe he/she has some ideas too. Ultimately, my daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed, which helped immensely--- but I would go the other routes first! Good luck!

Susan - posted on 01/18/2009

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My daughter had the same thing when she was around 8 years old and I was giving her over the counter cough medicine every night. We found out she had asthma, there is a whole protocol to follow for children's bedrooms to make them clean of dust mites. We encased her pillows and mattress also hard wood flooring is much better than carpet. She is now a teenager and asthma free.

Erin - posted on 01/18/2009

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Try to raise the head of the bed by putting just the head board on cinder blocks or some kind of incline.  Otherwise see a doctor and ask if she needs her adenoids removed.



 



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Adele - posted on 01/18/2009

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Have you tried rasing the cot/mattress at the head end? We have the same problem and it was becuase when they lie flat their sinus/adanoids can drain so well and it made our son cough. Combined with the vic plug in it works wonders.

Sharon - posted on 01/18/2009

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Since it happens when she is laying flat it could be related to reflux. Reflux is often associated with producing coughing. You should talk to your pediatrician, they may recommend an evening dose of mylanta.

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Hi, my nine year old daughter has exactly the same problem. The only thing I have tried that actually works is a teaspoonful of honey right before bed.  Don't then let them have a drink as this will wash the honey away! I tried the Vic on the feet but it didn't work unfortunately.

Nancy - posted on 10/31/2008

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I would suspect allergies. My son does the same thing..he wakes up every morning sneezing and coughing. She could be allergic to dust mites. He can't have stuffed animals in his bed and he needs a covering around his mattress and pillow. Also I have to wash his sheets and blankets in hot water once a week to help. Maybe just the pillow is okay but once she lays down...she gets bombarded and also things drain differently at night...so her throat gets more congested and she coughs. BTW- let me know if the Vicks works because than I might try it on my kids (2 have allergies) good luck.

Mandy - posted on 10/31/2008

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I'll def.. try the vick's.. That hopefully helps. I know it can't be the pillow, cause it is the pillow she uses's during the day to snuggle with. I'll check the vick's thing, and then go to maybe allergie's.. Thank's guy's.. And any other idea's just let me know..

Staci - posted on 10/31/2008

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A remedy that I know first hand works it Vick's Vapor rub! rub it on your little ones feet and put socks on just before bedtime and this should quiet her cough. Hope this works for you good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 10/31/2008

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allergies are a good place to start, could be that the post nasal drip into her throat is causing the irritation... i found out my 16 year old was having that challenge and she had just been dealing with it for so long she was used to it....another daughter has to wash her hair every night and sleep on a hypo allergie pillow in the summer or is up coughing all night...just a thought

Melody - posted on 10/31/2008

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Is she possibly allergic to her pillow or something close by? If you lay her down there during the day, does she not cough?

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