My 2 year old has been coughing nonstop yesterday and today and my homeopath is on vacation. She started with a little night coughing last week and last Friday was given sulphur to try and kick it. Then on Wednesday she started getting a lot worse, I heard a slight wheeze through her back and so I had to start her inhalers (Flovent and Xopenex) because she is prone to asthmatic attacks (she is always on Singulair). I've been reading my books and searching the internet but I can never seem to decide on the correct remedy to give by myself. I've tried Spongia and Pulsatilla the past few days (those have worked in the past) and today I tried Antimonium Tart because her cough sounded a little loose but then it went back to the tighter sound so I only gave that once. I gave her Nux Vomica an hour ago - haven't seen any change yet. I'll try that for awhile and see. I was wondering about Phosphorus or Hepar Sulph though - don't know which symptoms are most important for that. Currently she is coughing almost every minute, sometimes she tries to hold her cough, so it seems like she has a tickle that is causing her to cough. She usually coughs twice at a time. The first cough is dry and tight and with the second one sometimes I hear the slightest bit of mucus but she's not doing anything with it. Her nose is running clear. Every now and then her eyes water while she's coughing. Her cheeks were pretty red when she got up from her nap, they faded and are slightly pink now. She also had a coughing fit where she was almost gagging when she got up from her nap which made me pick Nux Vomica. And without the inhalers she'd probably be wheezing big time. Is there anyone who can help me? I would be so grateful! Otherwise I'll keep plugging along, I just feel like I'm giving so many remedies which can't be good. I'm also having flashbacks to her respiratory distress that came on so fast last Spring, but she wasn't on Flovent back then so I'm hoping it won't come to that.
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11/28/08 at 8:15pm