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1yr old DD sounds like she has a 40 a day habit.

(9 Posts)
purpleflower Sat 24-Oct-09 22:41:47

She started getting a cold and cough yesterday. It has been slightly worse today so I gave her some medised at about 6.30pm to help her sleep (please don't flame me, it was fine for my 3 year old son at that age!)

She just woke up crying and sounds wuite wheezy. I settled her with some milk but shes just started coughing again.

What can I do to help her, she has some karvol on a cloth near her cot. Is there anything else?

luciemule Sat 24-Oct-09 22:47:58

How old she? Could you limit the milk a bit as any dairy will make her have more phlegm (sp) and therefore make her cough more. Is her cot bed raised at the head end - might help her stop coughing a bit.
If her breathing sounds abnormal and very wheezy, maybe phone out of hrs doc?

purpleflower Sat 24-Oct-09 22:51:36

She's 1. I'm going to look for something to raise her cot with, I hadn't thought of that blush

I'm going to listen to her again, I don't really want to have to wake DS and drag the to the docs when it's just me overreacting IYSWIM.

Thank you.

shockers Sat 24-Oct-09 22:53:00

I used to roll up a hand towel and put it under the mattress at the head end.

purpleflower Sat 24-Oct-09 23:01:53

I put a book under each leg at her head end, it's about an inch and a half higher now, do you think thats enough, or should i put a towel there too?

I gave her a huge cuddle and it sounded like some phlem she can't shift by coughing, I'm going to keep checking her.

luciemule Sat 24-Oct-09 23:08:50

Also - if your heating is on, you could turn it off in her room and if you want to keep it on, perhaps put a bowl of water near the readiator to humidify the room a bit so it makes her cough less.

purpleflower Sun 25-Oct-09 11:09:28

Thank you for your advice last night.

Had her in the walk in centre this morning and she has a chest infection

luciemule Sun 25-Oct-09 14:23:46

Hope your dd gets better soon PF; guess they gave her antibiotics, which will soon clear it

purpleflower Sun 25-Oct-09 17:25:13

She seems a bit happier already.

She has antibiotics and I've been told to keep her dosed up on calpol and nurofen. She also advised to give her a pillow and steam the bathroom up to help her. If her breathing gets bad again I have to take her back so they can give her a steam thing again (neb something)

Thank you

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