My son whos 14 months, has been having a nasty coug, which is not letting him sleep, since Friday.

Amanda - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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He has had this cough since Friday, and it does not let him sleep. We took him to the ER on Sunday night. They tested for sore throat and pneumonia, but found nothing. The gave him a prescription for Tamaflu, just in case it was the H1N1, or a flu. They said they were not going to test him cause he was under the age of 2. Being on the meds for 24 hours, and still has the bad cough and runny nose. What does any one think it could be......

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Pamela - posted on 10/29/2009

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Glad to hear he's doing better. I was going to say asthma, because if the cough keeps them awake and they don't have any other illness symtom that's more than likely the culprit. My niece was young when this happened and they put her on a nebulizer. One thing to know they can outgrow it when they get it so little. She did probably by 7 mos. old and she has no signs of asthma today.

Amanda - posted on 10/29/2009

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thanks everyone, I did call the doctor, and she gave him a Rx for an inhaler, thinking it could be an upper air-way infection, or asthma. It runs in the family, so it fits. He is doing alot better with the inhaler.

Angela - posted on 10/26/2009

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I think you should call his pediatrician maybe he needs antibiotic for his coughs

Stacy - posted on 10/26/2009

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What about ear infection my daughter has just a cough at nap and bed and it was from ear infection nothing was draining properly

Monica - posted on 10/26/2009

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My son recently was coughing like this and couldn't sleep. I took him to the doctor and it was allergies. They are really bad this time of year. We got some allergy meds and cough meds and it helped him so much. He isn't coughing like that anymore and actually only coughs if he gets to running around to much.

Lorna - posted on 10/26/2009

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What it could be is a hard question but try this when any of my six kids were coughing enough to keep them awake I used to prop them up if in a cot or a bed just put a pillow under his fitted sheet and put him to sleep on that proped up this may help it did help my kids quite a bit with sleep and have you asked the doctor if it may be allergies with the crazy weather we have and maybe an antihistimine may help it can't hurt hope you and your son get some releif soon it ia awfull when your child is sick Lorna

Jennifer - posted on 10/26/2009

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My 11 month old has the same thing. Allergy medicine and a nebulizer does the trick. Allergies are causing his congestion, which has some drainage into the back of the throat. He coughs and coughs and coughs. Once we give him the albuterol treatment he sleeps better. Unfortunately, we have to give one in the middle of the night as well. Also, steam helps quite a bit. While you take a shower have your baby in the bathroom with you. The steamier it is the better it is.

Anna - posted on 10/26/2009

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Whooping cough/pertussis? You would think if it was anything to worry about that the doctors would have thought of it so hopefully just a cold. I was just reading some natural cough remedies - you can get the essential oils and dilute them to use in massage or in an oil burner or make a tea from the fresh herbs - thyme, aniseed, sage, plantain, elderflower blossom & linden blossom.

Jacquelyn - posted on 10/26/2009

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Pneumonia isn't always accompanied by vomiting. i would take him back to the er and have them do a chest x ray, this will determine if its Pneumonia. i know this because my 16 month old just got over Pneumonia

Angela - posted on 10/26/2009

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My son has been in the hospital with pneumonia 3 times so do not let this go you tell them you want a chest x-ray alot of times the doctors just brush around and then its to late.

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you could also put a humidifier in the room he sleeps in.. vicks baby rub, i'm using that now on my 2 yr old, who is also coughing.. just keep an eye on fever and other breathing issues and such.. prob just a yucky cold

Katherine - posted on 10/26/2009

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He MUST be tested for H1N1, no matter the age! The H1N1 has been officially dubbed 'the kid killer' in the newspapers because it literally targets kids. The H1N1 affects the lungs, and your kid's already coughing. If he has a fever along with the cough, it's a 90% chance it's the 'kid killer'. Tamiflu is not going to help your kid in 24 hours. Get a Vicks Vapor Bath by Johnson & Johnson - get the nose clear and the lungs, too. Also give him Mucinex for kids. Coughing equals congestion. You need to get the congestion out fast. No smoking in the house or the car, get a dehumidifier in his room and the house. Do not expose him to other people anymore for the duration, and don't take him outside for even a minute.

Shayna - posted on 10/26/2009

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With Pneumonia I think he would also be vomiting. That's how it was with my son anyways. It could be croup. Or just a bad cold. Call his Dr. and ask him if there is any type of cough meds you can give him. When he starts having a coughing attack, run a hot shower and stand in there with him for awhile, it works. Good luck. Hope he feels better soon.

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