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Nasty cough - 9 mo

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IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 26-Mar-14 10:56:20

Hi all

I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how I can ease 9 mo DS's cough?

He's just getting over a cold and has had this cough on and off for weeks. The cold has made it worse. Dr had checked him over on two occasions and just said to keep an eye on him, plenty of fluids etc. He had croup at the end of Jan, and it's not that again.
I'm giving him plenty of water and trying to avoid dairy (except for his milk). I know cough medicines aren't recommended. I feel awful that there's nothing I can do to help! sad

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 26-Mar-14 19:43:22

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HallieGirl Wed 26-Mar-14 20:52:42

My DS 10 months also had a cough for the last 3 months after getting a cold (or several). It was just getting worse - keeping us both up all night, in the end I went to the doctor again, they said there was no infection but that we could try anti biotics. They cleared it up in 4 days. I had been really anti using them, but now glad I did! To be honest there was nothing I could find to relieve it - propping up the end of the cot might of helped a bit but most nights he ended up in my bed cuddling him to keep him more up right.

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Thu 27-Mar-14 19:17:45

Sounds exactly like us! I might ask the Dr if it's something we can consider. We borrowed a humidifier for last night and I think it helped a bit, but he did wake up at around 5am sounding hoarse sad

Pocket1 Thu 27-Mar-14 22:19:26

Have you tried rubbing baby Vics on his chest?

Also stream inhalation can help - put the shower in and just hold him in the room so he can inhale the steam ..

Pocket1 Thu 27-Mar-14 22:20:46

I meant put the shower on. Don't put him in the shower. Sorry smile

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Fri 28-Mar-14 10:13:45

It seems to be easing off now - I think that humidifier has helped. Spose it does the same thing as the shower pretty much anyway? Yes, Vicks too!

Thanks for responses everything smile

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