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9 week old's ongoing cough

(8 Posts)
SunflowersSmile Wed 06-Mar-13 14:13:09

I am wondering whether it is croup too as will be worse at night.
Recording cough a good idea I think.
My 3 year old sometimes has to have a one off steroid re croup like coughing.

Homophone Wed 06-Mar-13 09:20:12

No not a bark. More old man clearing years of cigarettes induced mucus.

BeaWheesht Tue 05-Mar-13 23:31:09

When he's coughing is it a barking sound?

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Tue 05-Mar-13 22:40:26

My baby Ds had a cough from November until about 2 weeks ago. It was awful, but the GP, Health Visitor and Nurse all said he was fine, and that they'd seen a lot of persistent coughs this winter. We suddenly realised last week that he hadn't coughed for about a week, and he's been fine since.

Hopefully, it is just a cough and your Ds will get over it eventually, like mine, but trust your instincts. Keep taking him to the GP if you're worried, and especially don't hang about if he has trouble breathing.

Hope he feels better soon!

mumzy Tue 05-Mar-13 22:36:22

My 11 year old ds has the same I think its bronchitis will get it checked out again tommorrow as complications can be pnemonia if left to fester.

Sirzy Tue 05-Mar-13 22:22:19

Can you record one on your phone to play to the GP?

Homophone Tue 05-Mar-13 22:19:20

Should have said he's happy and alert and feeding and has wet nappies etc

Homophone Tue 05-Mar-13 22:18:23

Ds is nine weeks. Has had cold and snotty nose more or less since birth. No temp except once when we took him to ooh for thorough check and he was fine. That was three weeks ago.

His cough not getting better though. About ten days ago he woke up with a coughing fit that sounded so awful and like he was struggling for breath that we were on verge of calling and ambulance when it stopped and he was normal again.

Took him to Gp next day and they said chest clear.

He had his jabs the day after that and nurse listened to his chest again and also thought clear.

But these awful coughs are still there though now I know what they are I am less worried. Lasts about a minute. Like an old man smokers gasp. Clearly distress him too. Happens every couple of hours though last night lots, though hard to know as I woke each time and checked him but he's by my bed so I am half asleep when I check him.

Gp again? Or trust it is just a cough and leave it?

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