My son is 12 months and has a really bad hacking and wet cough since Saturday. On Sunday night he coughed so much he made himself really sick and did the same last night and this morning. He's not sleeping well as he's coughing so much in the night. He's also off his food and is just picking at things.
Temperature is 37.8. He's not got diarrhoea so I don't think it's a bug. He's definitely getting dehydrated though, wet nappies are much less frequent and a yellow straw colour.
He's just lain down on the living room floor and fallen asleep - this from a boy who has never napped anywhere except for his pram and screams the house down whenever i try him in his cot in the day. He must be exhausted.
Went to the pharmacist yesterday who said there's not really anything I can do, no wet cough medicines are suitable for his age. Would you go to the doctors with this? Or is it a pointless visit as the pharmacist has said there's nothing for it?
Ds1 was like this until he was 4. It could be bronchitis or asthma. Best to get it checked out. He had asthma and if it's chronic it can produce a wet cough. Ds1 did. We had to buy a carpet shampooer as he coughed and puked so much.