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Constant post viral cough. My sanity hangs in the balance

(9 Posts)
magentastights Wed 11-Oct-17 19:52:34

DD nearly 10, over the sore throat and runny nose, left with constant tickle cough. She has no fever, no headache, left with this cough. It’s driving me MENTAL. I know she can’t help it but I’m going slowly mad.

dementedpixie Wed 11-Oct-17 19:53:42

Piriton can sometimes help if its post nasal drip

OuchBollocks Wed 11-Oct-17 19:55:56

I have a 3 year old DD, a 7 month old DS, and a DH all with lingering post viral coughs. 3 fucking weeks and counting of coughcough splutter coughcough coughcough spluttercough from one two or all three of them 24/7. I'm losing the bloody plot.

OuchBollocks Wed 11-Oct-17 19:57:36

Plus everywhere I go I'm sure people are judging me for dragging my 'poorly' children around with me as they cough cough cough.

AndromedaPerseus Wed 11-Oct-17 20:01:33

Try covering her feet with thick layer of Vicks vapour rub and covering with socks especially good during the night

magentastights Wed 11-Oct-17 20:02:43

I’ll definitely try the vicks and socks.
I’ll let you know if my mind survives the night

Horses4 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:03:27

14 weeks here. Daughter has connective tissue disease and has had a constant cough since July. She got yelled at by a woman in a concert the other week, when it wasn't even that terrible. If she had heard her when she sounded like a dragon on 40 a day.....

TomFun Wed 11-Oct-17 20:04:37

I've got that cough as well, it's driving me nuts! I'll try the Piriton, thanks PP. I've had it for three weeks as well sad

viiswi Sat 10-Mar-18 13:26:12


I know this is an old thread but I wondered if there is any update?

I have a constant coughing daughter and it's getting to the point that I can't be in the same room as her........

Tickly throat and a tiny weeny pathetic cough.

Clear chest xray.

Please help me.xx

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