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    Default Cough or choking on dribble?

    Bub has had a cough for a few days. Thought it was just the same as her siblings had recently. But it's like she's choking and it constantly wakes her up. Having to hold her day and night to sleep try to keep her upright and contented.

    The Dr came last night and said her temp was fine and chest clear, so thought she was teething and coughing/choking on her saliva. She's 4.5 months. Her siblings had teeth by now so it's possible. But has anyone else's bub coughed like this from teething /dribble???

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    My 5mo sometimes coughs/chokes on her dribble but it's only when she's playing (i.e. chewing and dribbling all over a toy), not when she's sleeping. She isn't showing any signs of getting teeth just yet.
    Does she dribble what you would consider an excessive amount, or would you have thought it was normal if she hadn't been choking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorMade View Post
    My 5mo sometimes coughs/chokes on her dribble but it's only when she's playing (i.e. chewing and dribbling all over a toy), not when she's sleeping. She isn't showing any signs of getting teeth just yet.
    Does she dribble what you would consider an excessive amount, or would you have thought it was normal if she hadn't been choking?
    Thanks. Thing is she's not dribbling excessively at all, so it's either all going straight down her throat and therefore I'm not seeing it, or that's not what's happening. Her nose is a little bit runny so maybe it's mucus going down her throat....making her gag and cough? Definitely sounds like there's liquid there. Sometimes I can feel her straining to gag or cough, or she pulls a face, but doesn't cough. She's definitely out of sorts. Poor baby. The coughing is quite bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Thanks. Thing is she's not dribbling excessively at all, so it's either all going straight down her throat and therefore I'm not seeing it, or that's not what's happening. Her nose is a little bit runny so maybe it's mucus going down her throat....making her gag and cough? Definitely sounds like there's liquid there. Sometimes I can feel her straining to gag or cough, or she pulls a face, but doesn't cough. She's definitely out of sorts. Poor baby. The coughing is quite bad.
    I would say this is the case. DS used to choke/cough with mucus dripping down his throat.

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    Does anyone know what, if anything, I could give her to dry it up? Running on empty here, need sleeep!

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    I used a cough mixture from the chemist but not sure it can be used on a 4.5 month old. Maybe ask the pharmacist?

    Eta. It did not dry up the mucus - it just thinned it out.

    Maybe a vaporiser can help?

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    Yes I'll get my vaporiser out.
    Took her to our regular GP today rather than medcall who came last night, and she said she can hear fluid on her lungs at the back so has given her antibiotics to stop it getting any worse, but no cough medicine suitable for her age. So I'll just have to ride it out. DH is gone tomorrow so I shall be sleeping in!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Yes I'll get my vaporiser out.
    Took her to our regular GP today rather than medcall who came last night, and she said she can hear fluid on her lungs at the back so has given her antibiotics to stop it getting any worse, but no cough medicine suitable for her age. So I'll just have to ride it out. DH is gone tomorrow so I shall be sleeping in!!!
    I was just about to suggest taking her to a dr to listen to her chest.
    I was also going to confirm that there is nothing you can give a baby at this age. Best you can do is use a vaporiser and use the fess drops to keep her nose clear if that's an issue too.
    The antibiotics should kick in soon and you will both sleep better ☺

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    Turns out its bronchiolitis. Been to ED with her on advice of the Medcall doctor, as she became very wheezy today. She's ok though and doesn't have to stay in, gave the doctor lots of smiles. Why do my kids always need to go to ED on Saturday nights when all the drunks are out?!?!


 

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