NEED HELP 2 1/2 year old coughing at night

Emma - posted on 03/25/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 2 and a half year old daughter has always had a cough in the cooler months, she also suffers from croup in the cooler months. This year she is much worst, it's a wet cough that is constant throughout the night and at afternoon naptime. She will cough during awake time but not as much.

I have tried everything, cold medicine, allergy medicine, a humidifier, vicks on her chest back and feet, saline drops in her nose her asthma medicine, pain and fever medicine. Recently we have changed her off cows milk onto

soy milk (which helped for 2 nights but 3rd night on, back to coughing all night). We have seen 4 different doctors all saying her chest is clear and it's post-nasal drip 1 gave her antibiotics but there was no change.

She is not getting the sleep she needs and her coughing is causing the whole family wake up at night, my poor little girl can't take much more and no doctor will help me.

Has anyone else had a child with this problem that could help me

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Emma - posted on 01/31/2012

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Hi Heidi



Turns out she had a milk protein allergy : ) after all those sleepless nights for the poor little princess, all the medication and natural thinks i used demanding to see an Ear nose and throat specialist from our GP. So now she is on a zero dairy diet and is doing very well. She has even gained weight.

Heidi - posted on 01/31/2012

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My daughter has been coughing for about two weeks now, i've tried everything as well and it just gets worse at night to where she coughs so much she pukes. Tonight i tried something different. I let the shower run hot and steam up the bathroom, keeping the door shut as much as possible i put her in the bath and while the bath was filling i made it a bit hotter than usual (but not too hot). I put vicks on the bottom of her feet only and put socks on her, then sent her to bed with warm tea (honey to sweeten) and put her to bed after putting a pillow under the top part of her mattress to keep her head up. So far so good, she coughed for a bit when i first put her down but now i don't hear a thing, and usually she's still awake coughing at this hour (midnight) :) hope this helps

Emma - posted on 03/26/2011

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Thanks Megan I will try that tonight, I hate giving her all that medicine, I'm also trying to track down a naturopath in my city. Hoping to see an ENT also.

Megan - posted on 03/26/2011

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i give my kids warm sleepy time tea in the evenings, and it has done wonders for them, it helps them relax and feel warm in their belly and it has peppermint in it to help the the congestion in her thoat, and it is alot cheaper than all that medicine. hope it helps.

Emma - posted on 03/25/2011

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Thanks Danielle
She does have asthma, I have just started today getting together all of the medication that doctors have given her since all this started and i have sound recorded her coughing at night and at nap time also she snores so i recorded that too. I will be taking here to a Ear Nose and Throat Specialist to see if they have any idea.
I just felt a bit lost I can usually handle anything that comes along, illness wise with my children, but this time when nothing or no one was helping and she wasn't getting better I felt so helpless.

Thanks again for your input

Danielle - posted on 03/25/2011

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What I do when my little guy has a cough is I prop up his mattress with a pillow (obviously where his head would be).
When his head is elevated it helps by taking the pressure off his chest so he isn't constantly waking up.
I also put a little baby vics on the bottom of his feet, and the saline drops in his nose.
You could also try the Johnstones Baby 'cold' bath wash before putting her to bed.

Maybe she has asthma...(?)
I would see if you could be referred to a respiratory specialist. Maybe start compiling all the times she has been sick, and then the doctors can have a better idea of how long this has been going on.
She could also just have a weak immune system. Being so young, with an underdeveloped immune system, she could just need to get these icky illnesses out of her system.

I hope she starts to feel better soon.

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