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3 y/o night coughing HELP ASAP

my 3 y/o dd is fine all day long and falls asleep great and then boom its 11 and she starts coughing. ALL night. Tonight is the worst, she just threw up all over her bed. It happens for a few nights and then goes away and then it comes back. What do you think it could be? Should I take her into the ER?

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Asked by krysta.cole at 2:39 AM on Dec. 21, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • Call your doc. This isn't something to try to get diagnosed online. If you have to ask the question, "Should I go to the emergency room?" then you should be on the phone to your doc.

    Cold and croup come to mind right off.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:12 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Has your daughter been tested for asthma OP?

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:27 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • If it is simple, give her honey 4-5 times.

    Answer by kity-bity at 4:05 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Did you try vicks on the bottom of her feet with socks before bed? This has helped my kids a few times. Other times it has done nothing, but worth a try.

    Answer by mompam at 6:32 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Probably reflux. Get her to the doctor.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 8:14 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Coughing till she vomits? Call the doctor for heaven's sake!

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:18 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • sounds like allergies, or the onset of a cold. Keep her head elevated when she goes to sleep, run a humidifier in her room, try the vicks, she's probably too young for benedryl before bed but ask your doctor anyways...

    Answer by DreainCO at 10:08 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • EXACTLY what DreainCO said. My Son has the same thing the beginning of every winter.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:54 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

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