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calebsmummy Wed 03-Aug-05 17:22:29

Just a quickie cos I'm cooking dinner and it's bound to burn.

Ds3 is 7 and a half months and has a cold which sort of lingers in his throat. He has this quite a lot and the doctors always say it is not on his chest. Also he seems well enough in himself so I am not too worried.

Anyway, I have given him a spoon of medised for 3 evenings running this week as I find it helps to clear up the gunk enough for him to sleep well. He hasn't had it at any other time or any other medication.

I just don't know whether to give it to him tonight or not, as I have done for 3 nights and on the bottle it says don't give for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.

What do you think, should I or not? He isn't unwell as such, just is very restless at night due to coughing etc if it's not given.

Tommy Wed 03-Aug-05 17:50:49

I've given it for longer tbh, a cough doesn't always clear up in 3 days. If you took him to a GP, they would probably tell you to carry on with what you're doing.
Just my opinion of course - I am not a doctor!!!

Donbean Wed 03-Aug-05 17:53:05

I think it means that if symptoms persist see a Dr.
You know, so that you seek advice sooner if you are needing to give him medicine for more than a few days.
It sounds like you have been to the docs though. I would give it to him then take him back for a check over again if you are worried tomorow.
Out of curiosity, how do you get it down your ds, mine gagged and almost vomited when i gave it to him as a baby. (have you tasted it, its yeuch )

calebsmummy Wed 03-Aug-05 18:26:36

Thanks ladies. I will take him back to the doctors tomorrow if it is still there, but I know what they will say

Donbean, I add it to his bedtime milk and get it into him that way. He gags if I try to give it any other way too. Seems to work.

I don't actually like giving him anything really and, but I figured he needs to sleep in order to get better so have been. I just feel like he is a little young to be giving these things to and that is why I have only given it at bedtime. That's why I was worried about giving it for a 4th night. But he really doesn't settle at all if I don't give it. I left it the night before last and ended up giving it at 11 as he just kept waking up constantly coughing

I will give it tonight and see how he is tomorrow.

Anyone elses little ones keep getting these colds? I don't think he has a cough, but the cold keeps making him cough when he is lying down. Even tilting the cot doesn't help. The doctor has said there is a virus going around this year which seems to last for ages. The cold isn't even a streaming one, if you know waht I mean, it just sort of stays in his throat making him sound chesty. I know it's not on his chest as he would be ill with it.

Oh I just like my children to be well allof the time, much less worry.

Oh and meant to ask, amyone else got any other methods which work?

calebsmummy Wed 03-Aug-05 19:37:05

Chickened out and just gave him half a spoonful, but he seems to have settled better. Has woken once, but settled down again really quickly. Just hope he is better soon, poor little chap

calebsmummy Wed 03-Aug-05 19:43:10

Spoke too soon !! He just woke up again. I think I'm going to be geting my exercise this evening, running up and down the stairs.

jamboure Wed 03-Aug-05 20:13:02

god i swear by medised it's fab

serah Wed 03-Aug-05 20:53:39

if you bottlefeed, try adding medised to a bottle - it tastes really nice!

Tommy Wed 03-Aug-05 22:06:08

do you have any baby olbas oil? That's quite good if you put it in a bowl of boiling water in his room. Also, you could try putting a pillow under the mattress so his head is slightly higher.
Really feel for you

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