my 2 1/2 yr. old has a cough & no one can get any sleep for her coughing/crying half the night & getting up & down with water, peppermint, & just for hugs. =( we just need some sleep.
Answer by flmom321 at 8:23 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by navy-wife at 8:00 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Remembering that coughing is the bodies way of ridding fluid and congestion in the lungs b/c left in the lungs can cause pneumonia, might help just knowing that its a good thing. Likely, during the day while shes up and about, her sinuses are draining, but she's able to swallow it down and her movement makes it easier to clear. But at nite when she is lying down, it all settles in the chest. So discovering the reason for the sinus drainage might be the first clue on what to do. If its allergies, looking for the offending cause can help.
Navy-wife's answer is an excellent idea. I grew up with my mom stirring honey and lemon juice together. Its tasty. My centurian Pediatrition taught her patients families that the honey (or peppermint) is sticky so it grabs hold of the phelgm and the lemon (or vinegar or ginger) cuts it loose so that it can be coughed up more easily. :)
Answer by lifeasinoit at 8:12 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by HadassasMommy at 9:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2009