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baba had a cough on and off for the past month - no temperature, is happy and still hungry but since the weekend had gone, baba's cough is worse and is like choking on her cough - sounds like her chest is full of phelgm. i took her to docs this morning and docs said its not on her chest so her chest is clear!! so its in the back of her throat - is there anything i can give to her to relieve it?
If cough accompanied by a runny nose, which may then be trickling down the back of the throat, Medised is v good. Can be used from 3m+. Also good for sore throats, teething etc. Its a mixture of antihistamines and paracetamol I think and available over the counter at chemists. Antihistamines also helps with the sleeping. One word of warning - it doesn't taste very nice and I had to use a syringe when giving it to my lo. HTH
Don't wish to appear unsympathetic to you BigLips - you're a first time mum with a new baby and having been there 2.5 years ago I know that something like this is a big worry. Just mean to reassure you - yes her cough sounds terrible but she will get better. Plus my doctor has always said to me - how is the baby / child in herself? - if she is relatively content, feeding well etc then there is no cause for concern. If however she is lethargic or distressed, refusing milk etc then its an issue.
Just belatedly thought of something. Coughs tend to ease abit in a humid environment and are worse in a dry environment. So when dd or ds have a particularly nasty cough I tend to boil a kettle with the lid off in the room (in the living room if that is where we are during the day or in their bedroom at night)
this is apparently quite common. DS had the same kind of thing when he was very small and the doctor said it was nothing and there was nothing apparent on his lungs. It cleared up by about 6ths as far as I can remember.