Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nikki | 2010/06/08

Q.

Re: Please advise

Hi doc,

Last night my little girl had a really rough night she had about 3 bad coughing attacks that lasted about 10-15mins each. I am still giving her the saline and cough mixture. When she was having these attacks i gave her water and rubbed her back is there anything else i can do for her?

And i also wanted to know when is it okay to stop giving my daughter the bottle?She is on cows milk and only has in the mornings and evenings but she doesnt really like it so when is it okay to stop?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I need to know your daughter's age before I can answer your question about her bottle.Her cough sounds like she may be starting with whooping cough. It would be best to see your doctor so that she can be correctly diagnosed and treated.

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