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Toddler with a three week long cough

(6 Posts)
OneUp Thu 21-Nov-13 00:23:10

My nineteen month old has had a cough for three weeks. Should I take her to the doctor or wait it out? She's also quite wheezy.

HeffaFlump Thu 21-Nov-13 00:26:21

Id of taken her to the doctor after 3 days of a persistent cough .

Can you feel the wheeze ? (place hand on chest or back ) if you can feel a wheeze then its more than likely a chest infection

OneUp Thu 21-Nov-13 00:29:24

I can definitely feel the wheeze in her back, . She wheezes all day but she doesn't cough much in the daytime unless I tell her to (because she's starting to sound phlemy) but she seems to be coughing almost all night.

OneUp Thu 21-Nov-13 00:30:34

It's almost like she doesn't know to cough in the day time but she always sounds better after she has. It doesn't come out as a pretend sort of cough it sort of comes out like a normal one.

HeffaFlump Thu 21-Nov-13 00:32:37

Well id prop her up with a pillow tonight (stick a pillow under the matress if in a cot) & make an appointment to see a doctor tomorrow

OneUp Wed 27-Nov-13 22:39:58

Just thought I'd pop back any say that she doesn't have a chest infection but they have put her onto an inhaler so thank you for telling me to take her Heffaflump

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