Kid coughing while sleeping
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Anastasia - posted on 11/27/2008
A naturopath suggested cold socks - I thought he was crazy but it works:
Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them in ice cold water for a minute.
Wring out as much of the water as possible and put them on your child's feet before bed.
Cover with a pair of dry wool socks.
In the morning, the cotton socks will be bone dry, the wool ones too and your child will have slept soundly without coughing once through the night.
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Ashley - posted on 12/01/2008
I had the same problem as a kid. Is anyone a smoker in your house? Even outside. Try having your little one screened for asmtha, it is often over diagnosed but that is a common symptom. There are lots of irratants that could be bothering your child and preventing them from getting a good nights sleep. Your pediatrician will know how to proceed.
Kristyn - posted on 11/27/2008
My 3 yr old daughter has asthma and when it is NOT under control this is the first tell tale sign,
Your child may have asthma, if this is so then he/she will need a puffer (flovent) to get the inflammation out of the lungs so that he/she can breathe better w/out coughing.
Besides giving me daughter her puffers we also use a cold mist vaporizer in her room at night.
Alyssa - posted on 11/25/2008
We also started honey milk at two (My son is now 3). We just add honey to a cup of milk and warm it. It helps him both physically and mentally. He now asks for it the minute he has a cough and it is no big deal to give it to him!
Linda - posted on 11/24/2008
Hi ..I was going to say try using vicks vapor rub on the soles of your little ones feet but I see it has already been mentioned.. it is amazing how it does help.. I have advised many a friend and mother to try this with great success.. it also works for adults too....
Mary - posted on 11/24/2008
I know this will sound silly but try putting vicks vap rub on soles of his feet the socks. For some reason, that seems to help! Also, elevate the head of his mattress. Books on one end under the mattress helps and isn't uncomfortable (doesn't have to be high, just elevated). Lastly, a cool mist humidifier may help. Good luck!
Christa - posted on 11/24/2008
Yes, yes to Vicks on the feet! It has worked wonders for my son. I am also curious about the Hyland cough tablets - they are homeopathic. I use their teething tablets (amazing and fast results) and someone recommended their cough and runny nose tablets, too.
Lisa - posted on 11/24/2008
My daughter had a dry cough for months. Later, we found out it was asthma. A dry cough w/ no other symptoms can be the first sign of asthma. Make sure the room is dust and pet free, and check to see if cold or dry weather, or other irritants are triggering the cough.
lisa, mom of 4
Romana - posted on 11/24/2008
The vicks on the feet is definately a very good idea. The cough seems to be going around these days. Both my girls (ages 4 and 7) also had it for a very long time. The older one had it much longer though. But like you also said it was dry and very unproductive. I showed her to the doctor who just gave her a regular cough syrup and that was about it. But I used a humidifier in their room and used vicks on their feet with the socks and it just worked itself out. Since it was not too bothersome it was alright. Over the counter cough meds dont seem to work at all. Good luck! Hope she feels better soon!
I am having a coughing issue with my 4 1/2 year old. A really dry unproductive cough. I'll try anything! I've tried a teaspoonful of maple syrup (the real stuff not pancake syrup) and it seemed to help a bit. Tonight I'll try Vicks on the feet and socks, as well as the cut onion... no idea what that does but am game for anything to stop the coughing so we can sleep... more importantly so HE can sleep. I am tempted by cough medicine but then I heard it wasn't good for kids under six. So, vicks and onion it is!
Alisha - posted on 11/24/2008
My son was sick last week with a cough (not from allergies) and someone told me to put a good amount of vicks vapor rub on his feet and then some socks, and it helped within minutes. I've only tried it two nights, (that's all I needed) but it really helped. He fell asleep within a few minutes and didn't wake up in the middle of the night coughing. The 2 nights before I tried it, he was up all night coughing and didn't sleep at all. Like I said I have only tried this the two nights, but it might be worth a try. Sounded crazy to me, but it worked.
Lori - posted on 11/24/2008
We have the same issue. My 3 year old has been on zyrtec for a while now and that seems to help with the allergies that cause his coughing. Also we put vicks vapor rub on his upper lip before he goes to sleep and keep a cup of water by his bed that he can get to easily. Be careful with humidifiers-My doc told us that they can actually make allergies worse. Hope that helps!
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