Hello, my 2 year old son has had a cough mostly at night time for about 3 weeks now. It did ease off at one point for a few days then went back to normal.
It has been hell on earth some nights as he's woken up every 1-2 hours coughing and crying. I'm exhausted, he's a 12 hour straight sleeper normally and now I get woken up 2-8 times per night. He's fine in the day time, maybe a bit grumpy because he's tired from being up all night too!
However, my mum has kindly had him a few nights to let me get more than 4 hours sleep! Every night he has stopped there I have felt awful thinking he's doing the same but then it turns out he barely coughed at all and has slept nicely. He has stopped three nights over the three weeks.
This has got me wondering if there's something wrong at home that could be causing this but I don't really know what it could be! Any ideas?
I'd wonder about an allergic reaction to something. I'd think of dust, feather bedding, mould spores, different washing powder... Are you living in the same type of house? For example I'm doing badly with asthma in our lovely Victorian house and can do pretty much without tablets and inhaler when we stay with my parents in their more modern house. I'm not saying he may have asthma but night coughing was the first sign of me developing it (as an adult though). I'd take him to the GP for advice.