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    Default Coughing at night

    Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice. My nearly 3 y.o. DD has started having nightly coughing episodes. They last between 45min to 1 hour where she just continually coughs. She does not cry or get out of bed but it breaks my heart to hear her as it must be painful and exhausting. In the morning she will wake up and start coughing again and it is a flemmy cough as she brings up all the mucus. She is then perfectly fine for the rest of the day. She does not cough and is her normal self. She also has not had a temp. Has anyone else experienced this and have any tips to help soothe the coughing?
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    Could it be asthma? My ds4 starts coughing when his asthma flares. Hoe long has it been going on? Could also be a virus that is worse at night maybe?

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    Coughing at night can be a sign of asthma, anyone in the family have it? Also, could be a post viral cough if she has had a virus recently. I'd definitely talk to your GP or paed about it asap. They don't usually diagnose asthma at that age, however they may treat with asthma meds to see if it helps. You also want to rule out chest infection too. Hope she gets better soon :-)

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    It could be allergies. My DS suffers from allergies which causes a nasal drip and when he lies down at night it irritates the back of his throat causing him to cough. I took him to the Drs and she suggested giving him an anti-histamine before bed when it flares up. This seems to works for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shebes View Post
    It could be allergies. My DS suffers from allergies which causes a nasal drip and when he lies down at night it irritates the back of his throat causing him to cough. I took him to the Drs and she suggested giving him an anti-histamine before bed when it flares up. This seems to works for us.
    This too. I forgot to mention possible nasal drip, my son has this too as well as mild asthma. Maybe try getting the anti-allergy bedding.

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    Thanks everyone for your info. I took my dd to doctor today and he proscribed an anti inflammatory. Hopefully that will soothe the coughing.

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