14 month old has a wet cough only at night, cough syrup not working? wat can i do?

Razeena - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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i've given him bysolvin linctus, i've even been rubbing vcks at night on his chest but its not going away?

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Tracy - posted on 09/15/2009

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From a pediatric nurse: No medication at this age please!!!! Place a vaporizer by the bed, bring in the bathroom with a steam shower prior to bed to help thin out the secretions to help with the drainage. Drink lots of fluids, not so much milk as that thickens secretions. Prop the mattress with a pillow UNDERNEATH, sleeping on an incline helps with the drainage. May want to try benadryl bedore bed, but check with your doctor first-not all recommend. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 09/17/2009

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i would not give him any cough syrup, they say that is not good for small children! my daughter has the same exact problem. we got vapor tablet and put them in the warm shower and took her in the bathroom for about 5 minutes(keep and eye on the child and make sure he is not getting too warm) that was amazing for her. i would also say some saline spray for his nose.that helps with the drainage that is draining into the back of his throat and causing part of the cough!. also try rubbing the vicks on his back and his neck! good luck!

Nitza - posted on 09/16/2009

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try rubbing vicks after a bath. grab the iron and iron 2 clothes(shirts, towels anything) iron them then wait intill there warm enought(NOT BURNING HOT OF COURSE) and put one underneth his/her shirt onew one the back and one on the front . do that about 3 times on each side and it should help the coughing. do that several nights so he falls asleep it will defenitly calm his cough. you can also give him Natrual hoeny and a bit of lemon it soothes his throat. HOPE THIS HELPS!!

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Heather Renee - posted on 01/26/2013

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that really works my son is 14 months old and had a cough that got worse at night i rubbed it on his feet and a little on the top and then put his socks on him and his cough isnt nowheres as bad as it was thank you so much...

Jaun-Mare - posted on 09/21/2009

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i had the same problem with my youngest, untill my docter prescribed a nebuliser. The medical aod for it and i use it on my whole familly. Even myself as i have a chronic bronchitus.

Helina - posted on 09/21/2009

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Have you taken him to the Doctors yet?? Dependent on your babies age it is difficult to give any advice as it may be nothing or it could be serious.... if you are concerned to post this then please take you darling to the doctors and seek professional medical advice :-D

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I never liked vicks. I always found it made my kids sicker. Is the room dry or humid feeling? My son had a cronic cough the Doctor suggested that we elevate his bed at the head to keep him from laying completely flat. We did this with a couple of books. That way he was elevated but not to high that it would be unsafe. Also give a nice warm bath then have your child lay across your knees and cup your hands and gently but firmly smack the back all over. It helps move fluid up and out making the cough productive so they sleep more soundly. Just experience from a son with this cronic problem. Not a Doct. Best wishes!

Dani - posted on 09/19/2009

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Yih-Yin - posted on 09/19/2009

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Hot steam, at least 3 times a day and 10minutes everytime. It sounds more like nasal drip then becomes mucus in the chest. You can encourage her to cough the mucus out. My son would throw up everything if it thickens, but he feels better after his chest is clean. For little one that cannot blow her nose, I found this nasal aspirator helpful for my son especially after shower.

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Helen - posted on 09/18/2009

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have you tried a humidifier it might help break up the mucus inside ,stop taking the cough med and don't bundel him up too hot ...and alot of prayer , God Bless you

Sann - posted on 09/18/2009

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you can try by boiling 2 egg, when the egg is cook remove the egg yolk, place the egg white on a handkerchief then use it to rub his chest, throat and stomach. this matter i learn from my mother in law, cough during night or sleep as wind in stomach, it's help on my son everytime.

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2009

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No joke, rub vicks on the bottom of his FEET and a little on the top, then put his socks on, after about 20-60 minutes, his night time coughing should either go away or be 95% better.

Dorcas - posted on 09/17/2009

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I have used the vicks on the bottom of the feet and it has helped both me and my sons when we have a cold. When they are really young two or less someitmes it is better to put a thin sock on first before putting the vick on their feet. It can be a little irritaing to soft baby skin.

Shelsea - posted on 09/17/2009

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go to the doctors, he might need to have a nebulizer and do treatments at home (which if you never have done that its not that big of a deal, just pour the medicine in this thing and it turns it into like a steam the he has to breathe in) good luck, i hope hes okay!

Ami - posted on 09/17/2009

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Did you have ur child checked for RSV? My son had that last year and thats the only time that he would cough. I did the vaporizer/breathing treatments.

Susan - posted on 09/16/2009

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try some lavender pure essential oil from the health shop and add one or two drops to hot water and place somewhere safe in the bedroom

Gabrielle - posted on 09/16/2009

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I've heard that you should NOT use Vicks for little ones these days, even though our moms all did. And no medicine for kids under, especially for wet coughs. Talk to your pediatrician. Ours gave us the same advice Tracy is suggesting.

Erin - posted on 09/15/2009

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Its really not the best idea to give cough syrup to children under 2 years of age, and even then. these cough syrups are push by companies, not doctors. I 30 years old and i have never used cough syrup. try ginger in her bath.or bring her in the bathroom ful of steam for two min. no long or she will get too hot.

Sharon - posted on 09/15/2009

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Cold air works for us. Wrap him up and take him outside for a few minutes if you need to. My daughter coughed at night for months. It was some sort of allergy, since when we moved to a different climate (less damp) the coughing magically went away. Hope that helps!

Kamonya - posted on 09/15/2009

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Hey. I give my son a mix of honey lemon and warm water it really helps him breathe and just a spoon works.

Flor - posted on 09/14/2009

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hot steam in the shower,humidifiers,comfortable clothings like a bit warm than usual,and more liquids will help her

Katie - posted on 09/14/2009

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Cold mist is better for breaking up mucous. Do you have a cold mist humidifier? I would try that first. I would also be sure to make sure your filters are changed in the house to make sure it is not an allergy of some sort.

Karen - posted on 09/14/2009

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my son suffers bad from a wet cough at night and tickly during day, i give him simple linctus,from any pharmacy, also just gently tapping their back whilst in a warm bathroom xx

Ashley - posted on 09/14/2009

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My little one had done the same thing. I was told to start the shower as hot as you can get it. Make sure you close the door and wait about five min. Take him in there and let the steam break up the yuck in his chest. I also lightly tapped his back. It really helped mine. Hope this helps.

Sandy - posted on 09/14/2009

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Use 2% milk. My son, Bruce was the same way. It is mucous that lays heavy on their chest. Try this and it should go away. God bless.

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