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2 1/2 year old with bad cough, tried everything, now what?

my twins have had a bad cough all weekend
at this point they haven't had a fever for almost 24 hours.
taden is having a bad night. he is coughing constantly. I have tried Tylenol, albuteral (sp?), sitting in a steamy bathroom, propping him up...
i dont have a humidifier and don't have access to one tonight, but will probably buy one tomorrow....
i also dont have any cough meds... we've never used them before because their doctor has never recommended it, so none in the house and its super late to run to the store.....

any other advice as to how to help them tonight?


Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 1:38 AM on May. 15, 2012 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (4)
  • Children's Chestal (brand is boiron) is very effective.

    Add cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory) to honey (anti-bacterial); it will help with the cough

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:48 AM on May. 15, 2012

  • sounds like allergies, my daughter is on prescription meds for hers but i'm one of those that believe in medication

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:55 AM on May. 15, 2012

  • CUp your hand and pat (firmly) on their back and chest, to break up any mucous, anytime they are coughing. Spoonfuls of honey if they are old enough can help the throat feel better.

    Answer by txdaniella at 8:16 AM on May. 15, 2012

  • doctor

    Answer by CaLiMaMom at 11:55 PM on May. 18, 2012