Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jess | 2010-05-12


Horrible cough

Hi Doc

My daughter woke up this morning with a terrible cough, it almost sounds like a bark it is that hoarse and its a dry cough. Other then that she seems prefectly fine. I would like to treat her at home first before i rush her to the doc and they put her on anti biotics. I heard about thorat lollies that im going to get for her but is there any good cough mixture that i can use and get it over the counter?she is 19 months old!

Thank you.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter has croup. She should not be treated with cough mixtures. She should be seen by her paediatrician.If she coughs a lot tonight you can let the shower run until the bathroom is steamed up then turn it off and take her into the steamy bathroom for a while. This is very soothing for her.

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Posted by: MARI | 2010-05-14

My daughter also had a hoarse cough when she was smaller, I''ve tried Borstol and Borsdruppels, mix the two together, and give every 2 - 3 hours the dosage that she needs. Worked wonderful.

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