Does anyone have any suggestions to help get rid of a toddlers cough at night? Since she started nursery she's had the usual run of colds, and coughs a bit during the day, but seems to mainly be bothered with a cough at night time. I've tried raising the mattress at her head end, rubbing Vick on her chest, giving her calpol, putting Vick and socks on her feet but last night she coughed so forcibly that she made herself sick. She's then cranky the next day because she's lost out on overnight sleep. Any ideas welcome- thanks
My 2 year old recently had a bad cough and the only thing that helped was a vapour oil type thing, forgot the name! Where you leave a bowl of hot water (in a safe place!) with drops of the oil in. Worked a treat for us!
Have tried bowl of water- problem is it cools within half an hour! I've ordered a humidifier which is arriving tomorrow so fingers crossed. A friend suggested warm honey lemon and ginger drink- might give that a go. It's me that needs the hot toddy!! X
Adenoids? DC had this and after many failed antibiotics, suspected asthma etc it turned out to be enlarged adenoids which was causing the coughing at night. Maybe worth looking into if nothing else working.
It has taken a long time to get my sons night time coughing under control, diet, chemical irritants, etc PM me if you want more info. He is sensitive to petroleum in Vicks but essential oils help especially Blue Tansy, Lavendar, Ravintsara, Pine on feet hands back and chest. (Eucalyptus should be used with caution under 2)
Thanks everyone. She's quite feverish today and tired from being up in the night. In taking her to the doctors on Monday so will ask the doctor about adenoids and asthma. Seems like a bad cold- but how don you know when it's not just a cold but something more serious...? Am trying a humidifier in her room for the first time tonight. X
A humidifier is a good idea. My ds suffers from bad coughs when he gets colds and has been prescribed an inhaler to help with his night time cough and it does help. You're doing the right thing going to the GP though