Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liesel | 2008/09/15


coughing at night

My 5 year old daughter has been coughing non-stop for 2 weeks now. She has been through a bottle of drilix, allergex and alcopholex (thinking it was a post-nasal drip) but there is not alot of mucous in her nose and her nose is also not blocked. I then read in a book that it could be asthma - or just an allergy of house dust mites. I noticed that she sleeps with a lot of teddies, and this could be the dust. I then removed them last night, and her cough was a bit better (at least it didnt keep us up all night) but it still has not yet subsided completely. Please advise if I should take her to a doctor or if there is some other otc medicine you could suggest.

Expert's Reply



Yes, you are correct. Your daughter very probably has asthma. You cannot treat her on OTC medicines. She should be seen by a paediatrician

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Posted by: Liesel | 2008/09/15

I forgot to mention that after she coughs, she grinds her teeth!!! - Liesel

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