My son is a year and a half and he has a very bad cold and cough. He is taking his medications but his cough is real bad that he keeps vomiting. Anyone knows what else can you give the child to help him feel better? especially at night!
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Missy - posted on 01/07/2009
This may sound weird, but apply baby Vick's to the bottom of his feet. Then put socks on. I had read that some where. My daughter had the same situation. I had her on a strong dose of cough med's but still she continued to cough and vomit! I asked my Dr. about it and he said it is a home remedy and it does work for some. I gave it a try and lo and behold it worked!!! I would have to reapply half way through the night, but that was better than listening to her struggle with the cough and cleaning up vomit! GOOD LUCK! I hope your son feels better soon.
Shawna - posted on 01/04/2009
what i have used on my son who's 20 mths is a nasal spray called neosynephrine you buy it at the drug store or walmart over the counter pop off the top and put a qtip in it then rub the qtip inside their nostrils it has helped tremendously when he has a cold and i also use a cool mist humidifier when he sleeps. i also have a friend who used the vicks vaporub on her babys feet and put socks on him and she said that helped the cough the neosynephrine will help with the head congestion which causes the drainage to make him cough. hope that helps!!
Donna - posted on 01/04/2009
My pediatrician told us that testing proved honey to be more effective than cough medicine, as well. However, what I've found to be even better is Throat Coat Tea (sometimes you find it as Throat-Kote). It contains slippery elm, which is totally safe, and really just provides a great coating that stops the coughing.
Dorey - posted on 01/04/2009
The steam followed by the cold air helps to open up his air way which will allow for him to breathe easier. The vomitting is the only way for him to get the mucus up. Get a warm mist vaporizer and put the vicks vapor rub in the well near the vent where the steam comes out. Close the door and let him sleep. Do not leave the vaporizer in a place where he can reach it as the water is really hot.
Cassie - posted on 01/04/2009
take him into a steaming bathroom, don't put him in the water, of course. sit there with him for about 20 minutes. then either take him outside in cold weather for a few, or hold him up to an open freezer. i'm not exactly sure what this does, but it helps and some pediatricians in the st. louis area recommend it.
Stephanie - posted on 01/04/2009
has he been to the docters as i recomend in you getting some antibiotics for him to help him get clear of that nasty cougth as my 17 month old baby has got tonsilitus and is has been given them to help her as she has been vomiting for 7 days now and cant keep nothing down hope this helps youx
April - posted on 01/04/2009
Honey is a good idea but be careful with your son being so little. The reason they don't recommend it for kids under one is because there is an increased risk of botulism. The steam from a hot shower may help with the congestion, try that!
Jackie - posted on 01/04/2009
Vicks on the feet with socks. Vapourizer in his room. Prop him up some how... blankets under the mattress works well. Remember if you are using honey it must be pasterized. It should clearly say on the container if it is or isn't. Also check the age on when honey can be introduced. Honey comes with its own big bag of problems. Hot bath before bedtime should help clear him out a bit too. Good old fashion Chicken Noodle Soup will help decongest him before bed.
We purchased a wedge pillow that I put under my little guy when he gets that way. It's a firm foam with a special pillow case for it. Keeping him propped up seemed to ease his cough at night. Make sure to keep him hydrated, he'll need to replace the fluids he's lost. After that and what you're already doing, it's kinda a waiting game.
Kate - posted on 01/04/2009
I saw some articles recently about a tsp of buckwheat honey (google it and you will see them). I tried it on my 23 monther and it (maybe?) helped her cough. I believe that you can give kids honey after 12 months...but check that out too....
Kids Vicks on the chest and throat (make sure its the kids kind as there was a recent article about the the adult stuff having something not so good for kids in it) is soothing but doesn't necessarily help medically, I think.
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