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#1 of 5 Old 07-11-2006, 09:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My daughter (2.5yrs) has had a cough for the last 6 weeks and nothing seems to make it go away. She mainly coughs at night and gets a very restless sleep because of it. It's a dry cough and is the type to make her almost throw up sometimes from coughing so hard. I'd really appreciate any help so that we both can finally get some restful sleep!

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Edit: I'm pretty sure it's allergies, but I have no idea what natural medicine I can give her for that to help stop the coughing.
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sounds like a respiratory irritant or athsma but we had that when our place had some mold around the windows every night dry coughs. I'd look for major culprits - dust, mold, animals, perfumes (detergnets, fabric sheets big problems)

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I was thinking the same thing. I turned on an air cleaner beside her and she stopped coughing almost instantly.
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My DD (whose nickname is *super* close to "Kiki"!) is dealing with this right now. We threw our hands up and took her to the doctor who said it's sinus infection.

Previously, a physician's assistant said our DD appears to have reflux and lying down to sleep might be causing the cough to be worse. This is the baby who once spewed breastmilk from her face like she was possessed. So, no big surprise. We just thought she'd mostly grown out of it. The PA suggested we minimize eating and drinking before bedtime and prop her up to sleep. No minty toothpaste at bedtime, nothing that makes the mouth feel tingly fresh.
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I was thinking of taking her to the ER tomorrow so they can do a chest xray to make sure it's not bronchitis or anything like that.

That's for that info! I'll be sure to limit the foods & drinks (she's too young for toothpaste)
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