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Night cough - 4 year old. Tips needed!

(7 Posts)
milkyman Tue 18-Oct-16 09:15:27

Ds is constantly coughing all night - took to gp and have inhalers and asthma appt. In the meantime what tips fo you have that work to help stop coughing at night?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 18-Oct-16 09:16:42

Are you propping up with pillows? Ds has a v shaped pillow which helps loads.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 18-Oct-16 09:17:21

If the inhalers don't improve things pretty quickly I'd go back to the GP.

FauxFox Tue 18-Oct-16 09:19:28

A thick layer of vicks vaporub on the sloes of his feet + socks at bedtime.

Worth a try - don't know why but it does work for irritating night coughs. Obviously not a cure for asthma though.

FauxFox Tue 18-Oct-16 09:19:42

soles not sloes

handsfree Tue 18-Oct-16 09:20:16

Calpol plug in and a dehumidifier have helped here.

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 18-Oct-16 09:22:02

How long has he been coughing at night for? My DD has had a night cough for a week. It's really bad between about 11-1am. I've tried propping up mattress, vicks on feet, honey etc bit not making a jot of difference. I've got a v shaped pillow would that be safe enough to use ? Just wanted to say I'm feeling your pain OP

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