Childhood Diseases

Posted by: topaz_sa | 2010-05-12


Not sure if I should take her to the doctor

My daughter is now 22 months old, and since 10 weeks she has been sleeping through the night (7pm to 7am with out a peep)

But for the last week and a half, she has been sleeping terribly. She will wake up 3 or 4 times a night screaming crying. She will go back to sleep pretty quickly after a little comfort.

I don''t know if it is teething (i can''t see anything obvious) she has no cough, fever, runny nose. She is sneezing a lot, but no other signs of illness. She is happy during the day. Drinks her bottles, and eats as much as she usually does (which has never been much)

What could it be? bad dreams? Should I take her to the doctor? It is really starting to worry me.

Expert's Reply



The most likely cause especially at your daughter's age and with her being reasonably well is night terrors. This is a passing phase and you need to go to her and comfort her until she goes nback to sleep.She does not need to see a doctor.

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