My daugther has been coughing all nite what can I give her she is almost 15 months & 34 pounds?
Kimberly - posted on 01/24/2011
humidifier, if her nose is runny try sailine drops, it will help dry it up and it wont drain into the back of her throat which will help with the cough. Try raising the head of her mattress up a bit (put a towel or something underneath) again it will help her nose not drain into her throat. Try and avoid dairy if possible. It is one of the worst things to eat/drink when you have a cough.
Kathy - posted on 01/24/2011
Dylesom works great for coughs. Motrin and Tylenol alternated every 4hrs for fever. A humidifier also helps for coughs. Any yellow or green snot-call the doctor. Also an OTC allergy medication will help dry things up. Good luck!
Blackwood - posted on 01/24/2011
This is what I do and I find it helps, even if it's just a bit, it still is better then nothing. I use a humidfier (spelt wrong, lol). I get the baby babytime stuff with menthol, open the cap and put it in my son's room to let the smell out and leave it there for the nite. I don't know where you live, but in Canada in the natural section of our Superstore there is a med called "0-9 kids" for ages up to 9 years but safe to use on babies and I use that. You could just check it out on line or go to store and see what you think. The pharmist recommended it and it can be used with Tylonal. There is also Baby Vics but some people are not sure about using this, I tried it on myself first and it's milder then the adults. Hopefully this can help, but if the cough is really bad and she is having trouble breathing and high fever go get her checked out just in case.
Brooke - posted on 01/24/2011
have a listen if it's in her throat or her chest. (Sometimes it's hard to tell)
If it's her chest, take her in the bathroom and sit her on your lap while you have the shower on straight hot. Close the room up so it gets really steamy in there, and sit there for a while, this will help loosen the phlem. Of course, make sure she isn't close enough to dive into the tub and under the water!
If it's her throat, the try the following, you've probably heard of it-
Wet a tea-towel in warm water, and fold it lengthwise into a strip. Put salt on one side, and wrap it- salt side in- around her neck. This can be quite hard with a little one, I've found that they will not keep it on for more than a few minutes, so if you can hold it on and get someone else to distract her, even for 5 or 10 minutes, this will again loosen the phlem.
Hopefully this will give her a bit more comfort for tonight at least.
Hayley - posted on 01/24/2011
I dont think there is much else you can do. You could fork out money for various cough medicines but I don't think they really help that much.
My two are recovering from flu at the moment and have been left with terrible coughs.....all I can do is make sure they have plenty of water throughout the night and keep their rooms as aired and dust free as possible just to eliminate anything that can irritate their throats.
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