Cough question...

Morgan - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old daughter has had a cough for about 4 days now, it started a few days ago with a runny nose and a dry cough, now the runny nose is gone and she has a wet cough and a little weez (sp?) her cough is the worst at night but shes still sleeping her regular 12 hours and she very happy and playful, at night Ive been putting a little baby vicks on her which seems to help but........how long should the cough go on before I take her to the doctor??

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Tracy - posted on 09/12/2010

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Since it sounds like she's actually on the other side of the cold, her body is just flushing out the last ick. You may want to have her sleep with a humidifier to help break that gunk up.

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Joan - posted on 09/12/2010

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i would use a cool must humidifier with a humistat so the room does not become over saturated this can cause mold to grow. also elevate the head of the crib i used to drop the foot of the mattress. i would call the dr about the wheeze if she is really wheezing from her lungs you would only hear it when she exhales. better to let the dr evaluate.

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