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Can a childs cough be both chesty and dry?

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magicpuppy Sat 28-Nov-15 20:34:25

Strange, and possibly very stupid, question. DD is 7. She has had a cold for a few days and developed a cough on Thursday night. Although it was annoying and tiring for her it seemed to be quite a dry cough and I thought I'd wait and see how she was before considering a doctor.

Now it's Saturday night and she is still miserable. Since earlyis morning she seems to have quite a chesty cough which worries me a bit as older dc is asthmatic but then at times she seems to revert to the hurty, dry cough.

What is going on and is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable?

I am used to very chesty productive coughs that can mean chest infection/asthma and often requires antibiotics in dc1 but is there anything that helps the dry cough?


Ellie2015 Sun 29-Nov-15 10:06:38

Steam bath, warm water, chest rub with oil or vicks, 1-2 tsp honey, might help.

VegetablEsoup Sun 29-Nov-15 10:09:46

yep keep her warm, classic warm milk with honey soothes the throat.
a short walk outside is also beneficial.

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