Answer by Bmat at 7:46 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
The biggest thing is to determine what kind of cough it is. Is she bringing up sputum with it? Does it sound wet? Barky and dry? Does she have a really runny nose and the cough is from drainage. The productive cough, if more than 3 days needs to see a Dr. Guaifenesin liquid will help thin secretions and make them easier to expectorate.The drippy nose cough Children sudafed does a great job helping to slow that drip and relief from the cough. The barky cough can be because of allergies, asthma, bronchitis, croup...it really is the trickiest one to me. If the barky cough also has a fever Dr. If they are wheezing..or just struggling to get a deep breath have them seen.
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So sorry to hear about your precious daughter. I would try a vaporizer or humidifier. If she has a fever, I would suggest you try another physician may your Urgent Care Station under your health plan. See if they would do a Swine flu swab. Seems like it's going around and many physicians are not testing for it. If she is positive see if they would give her Antiviral medication e.g. Tamiflu or an inhaler. Or you can go to a local nutrition store. There are other Antiviral meds out there but they are through your nutrition store like GNC or Lindbergs. Give her LOTS of clear liquids. Also Lemons Tea, Juice and Grapfruit juice are Antiviral. Best wishes to you!!!!
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