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dd (16 months) has been coughing for last 4 hours and so cant get off to sleep.... she's teething and has had a temp... so far had calpol, neurofen and a cough med... any ideas? its not chesty... sounds likt tickly
Sometimes just sips of water to sooth when you can't give any more med. I normaly have to stay nearby with water handy to give before coughing gets to bad each time. Try proping them up a bit as tickles often get worse when lying down. Safest way is to put extra pillow under mattress.
my dd (5) had a dreadful cough a few weeks ago - kept us up for nights. I tried everything, tixylix, olbas oil in steaming hot water, drinks, karvol capsules on the pillow. None of it seemed to help. I then used Vicks vaporub on her chest, throat and back and it seemed to ease. I swear it helped.
You're not supposed to use vapour rub type things on babies under 6 months - can't remember exact details but the strength of the menthol stuff can sort of send their breathing into shock - but 16 months is fine.
Definitely a fan of steamy rooms, we've even got our dds up and given them a bath! Karvol do a version of Vick rub which is also good. Perhaps the teething is causing the cough - or at least making it worse - if she is dribbling a lot? Also have brought dd1 downstairs and sat her in front of a Tweenies video, it's not ideal but at least it took all our minds off it, and dd1 did eventually fall asleep. There are a lot of coughs around this year and IME there's not a lot you can do except find ways to cope and sit it out. Lots of sympathy and I hope your dd gets better soon.