I'm new here, so I'm not entirely sure where this goes, but I would like to seek the advice from some like-minded people. I have a 20 month old and a 1 month old, both with coughs. My oldest has a dry cough and often coughs 5-6 coughs in a row. My youngest has a very wet cough, and occasionally coughs 4-5 times in a row. Neither make a whoop noise but I've read that it is possible to have whooping cough even without it. Both have runny noses. Both are nursing. I took my youngest to see her doctor on Wednesday after two days of having cold like symptoms and he said due to no fever or distress symptoms he wanted to see if it gets better in a few days before testif for pertussis. My oldest developed a cough on Thursday.
My question, is what should I do from here? I hear the antibiotic treatment they put you on only make things worse, but what do I do for my 1 month old? Should I be giving her liquid vit. C? Is that sufficient?
Any suggestions would be wonderful.