What does this night time cough mean?

Kristen - posted on 04/27/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello moms!

My son is 6. Every time he gets a common cold he seems to get a barky cough only at night. He had croup once and was treated for it. Now every time he gets a cold he seems to get that type of cough... But only at night time! He is on his 7th day of his cold.. His nose is almost fully cleared.. Just 2 days ago he started a small cough because everything is draining.. Which I know is normal.. And the cough is a normal cough.. But when he goes to bed, he gets that croupy cough only when he sleeps! It's not a constant all night cough those.. Just as he falls to sleep he coughs.. Then every once in a while he gets that deep barky cough.. He doesnt struggle to cough or breathe.. But once he is up in the morning.. He barely has a cough again.. And when he does cough it's a normal cough.. Should I be concerned?? Is it normal?? I stress and worry every time my kids get sick cause I always fear the worse..😞

Thanks for your help ladies!!
-Kristen

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Jodi - posted on 04/28/2015

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My kids both used to get the same thing at that age, and it would linger at night, especially colder evenings, for quite some time. I found a vaporiser really helped at night. I still use it sometimes now they are older if they have been sick.

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