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Old Feb 28th, 2010, 15:46 PM   1
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Coughing but only at night - asthma?


Lucy has been coughing through the night for about a week now. She never coughs during the day but it seems pretty constant through the night and breaks her sleep. Its a tickly cough rather than a chesty one.

Ive made sure her room is warm enough and shes always wrapped up. I suffered with asthma as a child and my OH and Lucy both have eczema - which I heard could make her more likely to get asthma - is it worth taking her to the docs or waiting to see if it clears up over the next week or so?



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Old Feb 28th, 2010, 16:26 PM   2
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Lucy has been coughing through the night for about a week now. She never coughs during the day but it seems pretty constant through the night and breaks her sleep. Its a tickly cough rather than a chesty one.

Ive made sure her room is warm enough and shes always wrapped up. I suffered with asthma as a child and my OH and Lucy both have eczema - which I heard could make her more likely to get asthma - is it worth taking her to the docs or waiting to see if it clears up over the next week or so?
I hope this doesn't sound wrong but I am so glad I have found someone ele with this problem. Phoebe only coughs at night as well and it has been going on for 3 months, it always breaks her sleep and she is really suffering.

I have been to see 3 doctors who told me there is nothing wrong with her, had 2 different types of antibiotics which did nothing and then eventually she was admitted to hospital after a reaction to the medicine. The doctor in hospital told me the cough sounded like broncitus (sp) and that we have to ride it out but it could take 6 months.

TBH I am not convinced with this and I am sure she may have asthma, it is in both sides of our family although OH and I dont have it.



 
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It doesnt sound wrong, I know what you mean and its reassuring to know someone else is in the same boat

I didnt realise it could mean asthma until I mentioned it to my mum and she said that was how my asthma started.

My doctor is usually pretty good so I think i'll take her this week and let you know how we get on. Sorry to hear you had such a crappy experience xxxx



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They dont like to diagnois asthma until aged 5 if they can help it , Ethan is 3 as had a cough for 4 wks now onset of exersise and worse at night my doc is willin to try a inhaler if ut continues 8 wks



 
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I just dont know what I can do for her anymore it seems chesty but her chest is clear, last night she woke up 3 times coughing her head off.

I hope your doctor can give you some answers.



 
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It doesnt sound wrong, I know what you mean and its reassuring to know someone else is in the same boat

I didnt realise it could mean asthma until I mentioned it to my mum and she said that was how my asthma started.

My doctor is usually pretty good so I think i'll take her this week and let you know how we get on. Sorry to hear you had such a crappy experience xxxx
How did you get on at the doctors?

I took Phoebe for a fourth opinion and she just looked at her and said she has an allergy to something as the skin under her eyes is quite dark. She checked her throat and tonsils which are red raw and her glands are up which is why she is producing so much mucus.

I've been told it maybe asthma so she has been given an inhaler but tbh we are on day 3 and it seems to be worse. I have to go back next friday if it doesn't work and they are going to try and antihistimine (sp) failing that she will be referred to a specialist. xxx



 
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Have you tried a humidifier? I know alot of people swear by them in babies rooms



 
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Have you tried a humidifier? I know alot of people swear by them in babies rooms
Was just going to say the same.



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Oh my goodness................ other people are going through the same as we are!!!! My daughter has had a cough for MONTHS!! Her skin is covered in what has been diagnosed as eczema. We have had inhaler after inhaler (she's 5 years old). Our nights are truly awful. She hasn't slept for more than about 15 minutes at a time for months as she is constantly coughing. It breaks my heart to see her be so uncomfortable at night. I'm wondering if she has an allergy but don't know where to go for allergy tests?
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Oh my goodness................ other people are going through the same as we are!!!! My daughter has had a cough for MONTHS!! Her skin is covered in what has been diagnosed as eczema. We have had inhaler after inhaler (she's 5 years old). Our nights are truly awful. She hasn't slept for more than about 15 minutes at a time for months as she is constantly coughing. It breaks my heart to see her be so uncomfortable at night. I'm wondering if she has an allergy but don't know where to go for allergy tests?
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The doctor told me today it takes them ages to test for allergies and its better to be reffered to a consultant. We are seeing an ear,nose and throat specialist next week so hopefully we can get nearer to finding out whats wrong. xx



 
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