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What would you do? Coughing young child

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SuiGeneris Thu 13-Jun-13 09:10:16

Thanks for all this. He does have asthma but had already had his salbutamol inhalers and nebulised steroid, plus Piriton (he is allergic to pollens).

In the end I left him in his room bit checked on him every hour or so (baby was making sure I did not sleep too much) and around 4-5 he stopped coughing and slept well until 7. At which point I wonder whether the sprays and Piriton helped or hindered.
No Vicks in our house because the only time my grandmother tried it on me I had a massive asthma attack...

BeaWheesht Wed 12-Jun-13 23:33:22

Hmmmmm ds has asthma so maybe it's different but when he's coughing that much he needs steroids / inhaler.

Wouldn't wake for honey and water.

What about sitting in his room with a kettle boiling with lid open?

Vicks on soles of feet is meant to work wonders - I've only tried it once, on dd and she had a massive croup attack so have never dared again even though I know it wasn't related!!

How is his breathing otherwise? Ok? No blueness or tracheal tug? No tugging in under the ribs? Temp ok?

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 12-Jun-13 22:28:01


coffeewineandchocolate Wed 12-Jun-13 22:26:56

vicks vapo rub on stores of feet- seriously!

SuiGeneris Wed 12-Jun-13 22:25:07

DS1, (3), has a very bad cough. Think a cough every 15-20 seconds. He is asleep un his room at the other end of the corridor. I have DS2, (1) In my room and probably my bed from about 12. Would you:
1) leave things as they are, checking on DS1 when you wake up
2) move DS1 to my room
3) try to wake DS1 to give him honey and water...

I am thinking 2 but am wondering whether that would just wake us better...

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