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13 month old DS started coughing today, and I'm not sure what could be wrong. Actually, I started coughing today too. There are no other symptoms though; no runny noses, no colds, no fevers in either of us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> He has also been making noises like he's been clearing his throat all day.<br><br>
We have been coughing all day, not constantly or anything, but at least a few times within an hour. And when DS coughs, he coughs for about 5 seconds, which actually seems like a lot when it comes to coughing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It doesn't sound like anything serious yet, but the cough is getting deep enough that I am wondering about it, so...<br><br>
Any thoughts, advice, guesses? Can you tell that I have a fear/phobia of pertussis and croup? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> That is what I automatically thought of, and I hope it doesn't turn into either of those...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br><br>
ETA: Is there anything I can do to help his (and maybe my) cough?
 

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We would immediately start giving SA. Right now and every hour. And maybe some echinacea and some herbal tees and within a few days it would be gone. - Unelss it is whooping cough. In that case we would do the same and put up with it for the duration.<br><br>
If a child has wc, he builds immunity for at least 5 to 15 years.<br><br>
I would not be too concerned. Kids get sick and build strength from it. Even if it is wc, your child is old enough to handle it.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7116703&postcount=2" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2</a>
 

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I learned today that honey is a natural antibiotic...read my post in this thread:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=799719" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=799719</a><br><br>
Sorry, too lazy to copy and paste.<br><br>
Gitti always has great info too! SA/Vitamin C has helped us get better much faster then if left alone.
 
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