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Sore, chesty cough, and the doctor and chemists are closed!

(4 Posts)
weebump Sat 03-Oct-09 17:36:15

Any remedies for a poor little 22 month old with a load of phlegm caught in her chest and throat? She's lost her voice and needs a good hard cough to clear her throat, but it causes a bit of distress when she tries. Her breathing sounds fine, but big breaths, like when she cries, are quite raspy. She had a cold last week, and seems over the runny nose bit, but this is making her miserable again.

purepurple Sat 03-Oct-09 17:42:02

can you make some steam?
run the shower and sit her on your knee on the loo for a while
have you got any vicks vapour rub to put on her chest?

weebump Sat 03-Oct-09 18:30:14

Thanks purepurple. I'll give her a hot bath and put some rub on her chest, (we don't havevicks, but I'm sure there's the baby version somewhere) hopefully that'll help.

alypaly Sun 04-Oct-09 11:01:28

keep her off milk, chocolate and all dairy as these increase the phlegm. There will be a chemist open locally...there has to be legally.

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