Childhood Diseases

Posted by: rosemary | 2010/11/12


sleepless night and coughing

my 12 month old baby is struggling to sleep at night. She is always crying in her sleep and she will wake up and sit with her eyes closed which is every day. She has avery dry cough during the day and whenever she cough she vomits.

Expert's Reply



Your baby has whooping cough which is a very difficult cough to stop. The cough can last for 3 months or longer. As she cannot sleep at night it would be worthwhile treating her on Aterax syrup which helps to relieve the cough. She will need to be seen by a doctor as the Aterax syrup is available on prescription. Inform the doctor that your baby has whooping cough as the doctor may want to add other treatment as well.

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Posted by: Kim | 2010/11/12

I am no expert, but just yesterday, i posted to the pead with my little one having the same symptoms, coughing and vomiting. Pead suggested to take to doc, as he suspects whooping cough. Sound like your one has it too. Shame man.

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