You can call the Pharmacy or NHS Direct who will help you but I was always advised to not give anything as medicine suppresses a cough when its natures way of getting rid of a bug (coughing it up). Have you tried elevating the crib end? Also, with Ruby we made the mistake of making her room too warm which made her cough. Make sure there is some moisture in the air (wet towel on radiator works a trick)
Also, We used the techinique of rubbing a little baby vapour rub onto Rubys feet at night then putting on socks or a footie baby gro. Dont ask me how it works but it really does!!!
There is but it's no good. My doctor told me they advise against it as their unsure as to the side affects in small children, they believe it can cause nightmares. My doctor advised saline drops, a bowl of hot vapour run in the room and an elevated mattress. They said it's much more effective then medicine.
Hope your LO gets better soon. Is she teething? My LO gets a terrible cough when teething, because he produces that much saliva it drips down the back of his throat and irritates him. Unfortunately for that you just have to wait for that damn tooth to pop through
Thanks guys, what great tips! I will be trying all of these tonight
I did wonder if she was teething, she is slobbering bucket loads but she's not grumpy/no red cheeks etc
She does sound a bit snotty so I don't think it's teething? She's still smiling bless her and she's had next to no sleep!
My lo is just getting over a cold. The doc told me to use saline drops (make sure there isn't any decongestant in it) and to put petroleum jelly where his nose was getting crusty. And for a sore throat to put some corn syrup in water (but I didn't try that one out...it sounded weird to me)
My LO has been congested for over a month and due to a fever of 102 spent the entire day in the hospital last Friday. We were told she has RSV/bronchiolitis and the only things you should do for an infant in regards to cough, runny nose, congestion etc., is to use saline drops and a nasal aspirator, elevate the bassinet or crib mattress at head level (I used sturdy, thick books), a cool mist vaporizer and you could always go turn on the shower and sit in the bathroom with LO while the steam fills the room.
Good luck, I hope your LO gets better. The coughing through the night and not being able to do much for them is heart breaking.
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