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    Default 2 year old with dry cough HELP

    My 2 year old DD has a dry cough and it is constantly keeping her awake at night. She wants to sleep, but this darn cough is keeping her awake.

    I have been to the dr's twice with her and had her checked. It seems to have started with a virus on Thursday night, saw the dr on Friday. Cough started on Sunday, saw the dr on Monday. Wasn't chesty.

    Any suggestions how I can help her?

    I have been keeping her at home nice and quiet and letting her rest.

    Thank you,

    DI

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    I have a bad cough at moment and up all night too- I find a honey as lemon tea helps a bit to stop the dry throat/ cough

    good luck though- hope your dd is feeling better soon

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    Hi, try to rub some vicks or Eukybearub on her chest and feet (usually cover with socks, but it might be too hot ATM). I find this helps. Also a small teaspoon of honey if she wakes during the night coughing.
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    My 2 yr old neice had a dry cough and MIL made green tea by boiling the tea leaves,adding small piece of ginger and tablespoon of honey in it . That really helped her alot.. she didnt mind drinking it at all! Hope your LO feels better !!

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    Thank you ladies.
    Yes I do have a vapiouriser, I will get it out now.
    I have been giving her water with honey and lemon in it and she seems to like that. Can she have as much as she wants???? Don't want to cause other problems!
    Yes, I have put some baby vicks on her tummy. Won't let me put socks on so will do her feet at nap and bed times.
    Thanks again,
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    Yeah, I only put the vicks on the feet at nap and sleep time only anyway (when cough is worse).
    Just be careful with the vaporiser (she doesn't go near it), I am scared now as DS is out of the cot and into a bed, so haven't tried to put it in his room fearing he will touch it...owch!

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    Just to let you know green tea is very good for you BUT it does have caffeine in it - so probably not a great idea of you want her to relax.
    I'd try camomile/lemon tea & lots of honey

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    Since she is over two, your pharmacist should be able to recommend a cough syrup if you wanted to try one.


 

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