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    Default Baby coughing constantly - any magic tips?

    Ugh the cough that keeps waking them is the pits! I think a trip to the doctor tomorrow sounds like a good idea. Dd had a similar thing recently and the doctor ended up thinking it may be asthma. He suggested one puff of ventolin through a spacer before bed and that worked really well for her.

    Eta: I'm obviously not recommending you try that without seeing a doctor first though.

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    Thanks so much all you've convinced me enough it needs to be checked out. She has had multiple colds over the past 3 months (thanks to childcare 2 mornings a week ) and has had a permanent cough but this dry constant cough takes the cake. I'll take her to gp and if not happy (last time they just said her chest was clear go home) we have an awesome paed who we can get into very quickly. Thanks

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    DS had pneumonia and then bronchiliatis. Gp ordered bacteria and viral studies. Found out he had bacteria infection. Antibiotic was prescribed. Ask about this.

    We had a bad experience with the ED when he had the pneumonia -- dr sent us home despite chest X Ray shown infection! So when he got the cough again with severe wheeze, we brought him to the GP straight away. This time asthma inhaler was prescribed. They don't diagnosed asthma for children under 2.

    We tried ivy extract cough medicine. Over the counter. Some nights it helped. I was told that non cough syrup is suitable for children under 2?

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    We had the same problem with DS. He is over 2 though. As a pp mentioned we did Vicks on his feet with socks. I do think it helped a bit. We ended up taking him to hospital organically where they were reluctant to diagnose asthma (mainly when he is sick) we stuck with his puffer (the blue ventolin) for the time we were told. His cough cleared right up. He then caught a cold from day care and we were back it. Waking all night, being really upset constantly from being tired and sore. We stuck it out with his puffer for awhile and some cough medicine (probably useless and I understand your dd is too young) ended up taking him back to our gp a bit over a week ago and he was given a preventer (the orange one, I think lol) and he's improved dramatically. Barely a cough at all. No coughing at night. He's going to stay on it for 3 months but it's already working.

    After all that.. I'd say a visit to your gp is worth it.
    Hope your little one is feeling better soon and u get some sleep xo

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    How are you guys going, @gingermillie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    How are you guys going, @gingermillie?
    Thanks for checking in @JustJaq I took her to the dr this morning and they don't think it's asthma just persistent respiratory infections. They couldn't suggest anything else aside from Panadol, vaporizer and warmth. Her throat was red but ears are clear which is good. She is bright as a button today (just masses of green snot and the cough) and in the early hours the cough turned chesty so maybe tonight she might cough a bit less without the throat tickle. I hope. But I'm seriously questioning whether childcare/work is worth it right now

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    Ah, hopefully she's moving through the symptoms, and will be doing better soon. Glad she's bright at least! Those first few months of childcare are rough.

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    @gingermillie - How is your house heated? I'm starting to suspect our forced hot air may play a role in DS's dry cough. We keep the heat pretty low at night (he's in an Ergo sleep suit) but the heat does kick on occasionally and it can be very drying.

    I pulled the humidifier back out tonight (DH put it away after his cold cleared up) to see if it makes a difference.

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    Try Doterra oils the breathe easy blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Try Doterra oils the breathe easy blend.
    In the vaporiser?


 

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