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DD began waking up in the morning with a bit of a stuffed nose and a raspy cough about three weeks ago. We've recently moved and the central air conditioning makes the house extremely dry, and we were all waking up kinda stuffy at first, so I didn't think much of it- but in dd it's getting worse every few days instead of better. No fever, no sleepiness, nothing else to indicate that she's sick at all except this cough, which has become wet sounding and more frequent- but she only coughs about 5 or 6 times per day, and more at night and when she first wakes in the am). Even when she's not coughing, you can hear the raspiness in her voice (I truly believe it's in the throat vs. the lungs). She also has more snots than usual, but not what I'd call a continuously stuffy nose, she breathes through her nose just fine.<br><br>
Is it just a mild bacterial or viral infection, and if so, why is it getting worse each week instead of better? She has an extremely good diet, but maybe I should cut out the dairy for now?<br><br>
or, could it be allergies? we did move from the city to country, and we are basically in the woods surrounded by trees and every kind of pollen imaginable.<br><br>
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Does asthma run in the family?
 

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my mother and one or two of her siblings have asthma, I don't. this doesn't sound wheezy though- it's very much in the throat, not lungs, so I'm pretty sure it's post nasal drip- but what's causing that much mucus for this long? it's just weird, this kid is never sick
 
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