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Stopping dry coughing in 2 year old

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Morgan Thu 10-Jul-08 11:49:03

My 2 yr old dd has a virus causing v and d and coughing sad

She seems to be geting over the v and d aspect but has a dry hacking cough which is stopping her from sleeping - as soon as she lies down off she goes. Doctor was neither use nor ornament - any tips to help her sleep. Don't really want to give any medicines as may upset tummy.Thanks.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 10-Jul-08 11:49:51

Honey very good for coughs. I give mine a spoonful before bed.

scrambledhead Thu 10-Jul-08 12:51:33

Have you tried propping the cot up or giving her a pillow?

I usually leave the window open in the hope that fresh air will clear DS's congestion, and sometimes steam / wet washing in the room can help.

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