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barnet1 Mon 20-Oct-08 14:55:03

Hi my lo is 2.5 and has just got over a cold. She has a constant cough which isnt chesty but tickly. It seems to effect her at night mostly. Lasst night we didnt get any sleep she was constantly coughing. I have propped her pillow up and given her Soother homepathic syrup which doesnt seem to work. I have feel so sorry for her as I cant think of anything else I can do to ease it. Can recommend a good cough lintus that works I know a lot of them really dont do anything.

sarahsmummy Mon 20-Oct-08 15:09:21

DD has same problem. I haven't tried it yet, but have been looking for advice today and another thread recommended a humidifier or the plug-in Sudafed thingy - could be worth a try

barnet1 Mon 20-Oct-08 16:42:43

Hi Sarahsmummy the Sudafed plug in sounds like a good idea but I have just read some reviews and they arenot good in fact a lot of mums said they were hard to use ie: putting the vapour tissue into the plug and they didnt work atall.

LIZS Mon 20-Oct-08 16:47:12

Sudafed plug in is really easy to use ! You just tear the vapour pad sachet open and slot in , displacing the previous one. Refill pads aren't especially cheap though. Plug ins are restricted by location near a wall where as freestanding ones like the Boots vaporiser can be located closer to the bed.

boogeek Mon 20-Oct-08 16:49:32

Just a normal humidifier might help - my DD had a persistent cough last winter (3 visits to the doctor before I realised he could do nothing!) - when I checked her room it was 15% humidity (with 30-45% considered comfortable). I bought a humidifier from Argos, don't think it cost very much, and we never heard the cough again from the first night.

barnet1 Mon 20-Oct-08 16:54:44

I cant put a humdifier in lo's room as we have a damp problem in our flat. Its interesting that you mentioned humidity as we have a de-humidifier in our flat because of the damp so it could be that which is causing her cough.

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