It seems like this cough is keeping her from sleeping. Any help is appreciated. She's 17 months if that's any help.
by alliesmom112January 4 at 4:51 PM
Have you called her pediatrician? We always kept a humidifier in dd's room when she was sick
by lyrick24January 4 at 4:54 PM
i use a vaporizer and swear by it. you can get them at walmart for like 12 dollars.
You need to increase fluids to thin out the mucus I would avoid milk products they tend to make mucus worst according to what I learned in college. Call the pediatrician you can find a over the counter medicine that says expectorant not a suppressant to loosen the mucus.
Sleeping with head propped up and a cool mist humidifier also helps
by momkaribgJanuary 4 at 5:07 PMI just took my 8 month old today. He actually got choked on his milk today because of this and puked everywhere. In a way this was a good thing as he got alot of that junk out. The pedi said to just do pedialyte for right now and the humidifier. My Son has strep and a double ear infection to. Hope she feels better soon.
by PeaceChildJanuary 4 at 5:12 PM
I would say lots of fluids as tolerated, and if has difficulty drinking with all that congestion, offer popsicles. Definitely a vaporizer/humidifier too. Head propped up while resting.
by BeachMommy07January 4 at 5:21 PM
Fever associated with this cough? What color is it? Post nasal drip? Call her pedi-you don't want this turning into bronchitis/pneumonia esp at age 17 months..agree with fluid intake to thin the mucous but she should really be seen esp if it is interrupting her sleep
January 4 at 6:05 PM
Increase fluids, no milk products, elevate her head, and use a cool mist humidifier. I think she is too young for meds though.