Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nikki | 2010-05-26


Advice please

Hi Doc,

My 20 month old daughter is not well, she has a runny nose, sneezes alot, and her eyes had alot of yellow goo in them but that has cleared since giving her eye drops for a few days. But she has a terrible cough. About 3 weeks ago she had croup which was treated and she finished her anti biotics and all her medicine, by the time she was finished her medicine she had improved alot but her cough was not clear totally. Now it seems like she has caught a " cold"  i have her on 4ml prelem& 1.25ml Texa in the morning with saline for her nose and in the evening i give her singular and noselex. But her cough seems to be getting worse (not a croup cough) and is much worse in the evening when she is sleeping and in the mornings when she wakes up but appears to be fine during the day only coughing once or twice. What is your advice on this?Does she need another anti biotic?

Expert's Reply



As you correctly say, your daughter now has rather a bad cold. She also has a post nasal drip which is causing her to cough when she is lying down.You are treating her correctly. Concentrate on using the nasal saline at least twice daily which is the most important treatment of all that you are using for your daughter.

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