Our son is 6 days shy of his first birthday & has a terrible cough as the result of a virus we've all been passing around our home. In fact, we had to take him to the emergency room last week for a croup-like cough and labored breathing. He was treated with an oral steroid there & that immediately cleared up the stridor breathing and his fever also broke while we were at the hospital and has not returned. However, now 3 days later he has a terrible cough... It isn't croupy - it sounds more like an old-man cough, so hard that it sometimes seems like it will make him vomit (though it has not). It is clearly making him miserable - he looks like he feels lousy and can't eat (though he is still nursing well). I have given our older daughter honey for a cough in the past to soothe it a bit, but I am hesitating with him since he's not quite fully a year old. Any thoughts as to whether something magic happens on day 365, or is honey a week early okay? Are there other remedies that might give him a bit of relief? Thank you!
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11/18/12 at 3:32pm