Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sandy | 2010-09-01


coughing a lot at night

Hi Doc
My 2 year old was restless and coughing the whole of last night, no temparature just a runny nose. We gave him flu medication and he seemed better. I worry because a couple of my friends babies had pnemonia and they mentioned these symptoms. Must i take him to the Doc or maybe monitor him for a couple of days? His coughing only happens at night.
Thank you Doc

Expert's Reply



Your son is coughing because he has a post nasal drip due to his cold. He does not appear to have a chest infection yet according to your information given here. Keep his nose clear by using Salex nose dop s twice daily and boost his immunity by using a probiotic such as Probiflora children's once daily for 10 days. If he develops a loose cough then also give him Mucospect syrup twice daily.

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