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    Help!! My 2 year old can't stop coughing at night.

    He's got a terrible head cold and the drip causes constant coughing all night. We're all exhausted! The poor guy literally coughs about every 4-5 seconds; his throat must be raw.

    I've tried benadryl to dry him up, and it worked alittle, he had 10-15 minute intervals without coughing. But after a few hours, it went back to constant.

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    I haven't tried this since hearing about it as the kids haven't been sick this winter yet....but maybe try rubbing vicks (with socks on top) on his feet. Do a search it sounds like it sometimes works.


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    Hi there! Here's what we do that's helped a bit...a humidifier to keep the air moist helps so much! Also...have you tried baby Vicks and a Vick's vaper bath before bedtime? My kids are 3...I can't remember how old your little guy is....but when things are really bad we do the children's triaminic and I give them 1/2 a dose due to their age. If I do this it's when they haven't been given ANYTHING else like benedryl, tylenol, or ibuprofen....works well for us. Also...I did try the Vicks on the feet w/ socks after reading a post here and whether it was a fluke or really worked I don't know...but my little one slept well that night. I was willing to try anything to help everyone get some sleep! Oh...you also might try elevating his pillow a little bit w/ some blankets or something....I've done that before and that seems to help w/ drainage. Hope this helps...good luck! ~Emma
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    My 21 month old was coughing like crazy last night too. A cool mist humidifier always seems to help plus last night I gave her Tylenol cold and cough medicine.
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    By the way...your avitar is so very cute! Look at that beautiful twin belly....why didn't mine look like that when I was pg w/ my twins?! Three words described mine...Stretch Mark City!!! ~Emma
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    Are you sure he is not asthmatic at all? Asthma is almost always triggered by a cold, and coughing is just like wheezing for some kids/people.
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    you may want to bring him to the dr.. just incase.
    My kids were dx with the influenza virus.
    I did otc cough syrup, vaporizer, vicks on the feet/chest/neck
    Finally, last night I went ahead and gave oldest ds a breathing nebulizer treatment (it was his little brothers rx, but it worked).
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    Just a month or so ago I remember hearing about a study showing that a tsp of honey was more effective at stopping coughing. Here's the info:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/12/03....ap/index.html


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    I was going to suggest the humidifier too. That works great for my kids.


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    Put a humidifier in his room!


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