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#1 FarmBaby

Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

My 13 month old son has a dry cough that is the last remaining symptom of a cold he had about a month ago. The doctor says there is nothing she can do, just wait it out. It is only at night and is driving him and us nuts. He hasn't slept through for a month now. I have tried Brauer's Cough Relief but it's not helping at all. I have slightly elevated the head end of his bed, had the humidified going over night as well as the heater on very low just to keep the air in the room from getting too cold.

Ay other suggestions?

#2 shatavari

Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

Hopefully the cough has settled down by now. I would've tried eucalyptus oil eg.dab a corner of a tissue in it and safety pin it to his top for some gentle wafts of eucalyptus (or an oil burner would work even more easily). It's a good expectorant ie.clears mucous/congestion that might be the cause of the cough. Also licorice and thyme are great herbs. For little one though you'd only be making a tea and then it may be hit and miss getting a 1 year old to drink some.

#3 JJ98

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Similar to the Vicks on feet with socks on idea but we do it with garlic!

Crush garlic mix with a little olive oil, rub on feet, put socks on. Does seem to help!  I have also done it when I get that inkling that a cold might be on the way and have managed to ward it off a few times too if you do it soon enough.  Echinacea supplements are good too but 13mths might be a little young for that.

Another option is onion water. Put a peeled onion in a jug of water in fridge overnight and drink water throughout day.

Goodluck it is just horrible for the little ones especially.

JJ

#4 MummaDiva

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Have you had your son tested for a mycoplasma infection?  If the cough has lasted for a month or more, I would be asking for some further testing.  Unfortunately, mycoplasma goes undiagnosed a lot, especially when the child has had a common cold to begin with.

#5 franno

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Echo on the mycoplasma - I don't think it's frequently tested in Aussie and can be a pain to get rid of. Also extremely contagious.

#6 blueberrymuffin

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

I'd be heading to another GP for a second opinion.

DS was very similar and our GP helped a lot.

Edited by blueberrymuffin, 21 March 2012 - 09:20 PM.


#7 steffijade81

Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

Definately Vicks on the soles of the feet with socks on works wonderfully for my DD otherwise I use Prospan drops which most Priceline Pharmacies stock, 12 drops into juice 3 times a day but works especially well for chesty coughs. I'd go the Vicks.

#8 Apageintime

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Have your tried giving spoonful's of honey?

That's what I was recomended for a dry cough by a pharmacist once - works wonders!

#9 *lalah*

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

Brauers is homeopathic, which might explain that.

My daughter has had a nasty cough, and a humidifier in her bedroom has helped - but the best thing we have done was to dampen a big sheet, and hang it over the sides of her cot (like a big tent). It keeps the air in there moist for her all night and has really made a big difference. Doc also suggest putting the clothes horse in there, so while your clothes are drying they keep the room moist.

#10 Dimps

Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

Hi...I hope your son is fine now.
   You need a Homoeopathic Medicine called Arsenicum Album 30. You can get it from a health food store or a natural medicine store. Just two pills twice a day and you will be surprised at how much it helps. However donot use it for more than three days after which you can reduce it to once a day or stop all together. Very often than not all you need are a few doses and its gone.
   I have over ten years of experience treating kids - my own and so many others.... original.gif . They are extremely kids friendly. I hope I have been of help to your little one.

#11 karlah

Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:43 PM

Hi there, my son went through the exact same thing, I'd get him in the bathroom and get the steam running, this loosens him up and he's able to breathe and cough more freely, alternatively invest in a humdifier that you can leave in his room at night, it really does work xx




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