My 3 yr old son has a pretty good cough, that every now and then forces him to get sick. I took him to the doctor and all they gave me was some antibiotics, because they also noticed that he had an ear infection in both ears. (which he never let us know by pulling at his ears or anything) All the doctor said for his cold was to let in run its course and to give him plenty of fluids and stuff like that. I was wondering if anyone else knew of other things that I could give him for his cough? I am not too worried about it, I was just curious if there was anything that anyone knew about that might not make it as bad as it is.

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Kirstie - posted on 03/06/2009

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Quoting Kristeen:



You could put a vapouriser on in his room. My 9 year old gets croup when he gets a cold. It is an awful barking cough that makes his windpipe swell, & makes it difficult for him to breathe. The doctor prescribes steroids for it, but only after he's had it for at least 2 nights. In the meantime. I sit him up til the swelling is less & he's breathing better, I give him some water & some honey to soothe his throat, & I put the vapouriser on with some lavender, eucalyptus, & pine oil. When my other 2 boys have coughs (not croup) I do the same thing & it seems to help.






I agree with the vapourizer I was actually about to say that but I noticed  someone else had said it. Also adding honey into warmed up orange juice. My dad used to give it to us when we were kids. The honey has some antiboitic properties, vitamin C from the Orange juice and the warm will help loosen up the cough.

Kristeen - posted on 03/06/2009

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You could put a vapouriser on in his room. My 9 year old gets croup when he gets a cold. It is an awful barking cough that makes his windpipe swell, & makes it difficult for him to breathe. The doctor prescribes steroids for it, but only after he's had it for at least 2 nights. In the meantime. I sit him up til the swelling is less & he's breathing better, I give him some water & some honey to soothe his throat, & I put the vapouriser on with some lavender, eucalyptus, & pine oil. When my other 2 boys have coughs (not croup) I do the same thing & it seems to help.

Marie - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi Amanda my two yr old suffers from a bad cough mostly in the winter time and his doctor but him on puffers they have yet tell him that he has asthma which it may be but it really helps the coughing at night.  The other thing I use is trimanic cough nighttime and that helps him sleep through the night without any coughing.  My mother in law also taught me a wonderful trick that helps with coughing and congestion, by placing some vicks vapour rup on the soles of their feet at night it also helps.  Hope this is helpful for you and I wish you little one many good nights of sleep and less coughing

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2009

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My 17 month old daughter has bad allergies and we have to give her Zyrtec every night, or she will wake up in the middle of the night coughing pretty bad. She gets it from my husband's side of the family. He has two cousins that had allergies, but their's were so bad, that they had to have tubes put in their ears.

Lauren - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hey Amanda.  My three year old son deals with the same thing.  He has been back and forth to the doctor with his cough.  It gets worse at different times of the year.  The doctor told me I could give him Robitussin and gave me the dosage for his age.  However, my youngest son has asthma and his asthma doctor would like to see my three year old because he feels there may be some allergies involved so you might consider taking him to an allergy doctor.  I understand it can be frustrating when your little one is coughing especially if it affects his sleep and there is nothing you know to do.  Hope this helps!

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