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What can I do to help my little girl?

She is only 2.5 years old and has a terrible cough. She does not have fever, but just to make her comfortable I gave a dosage of tylenol. I also put a humidifier. What else can I do? It just breaks my heart listening to her cough and not get any sleep.

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Mamitaocupada

Asked by Mamitaocupada at 11:48 PM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You can elevate the top of her bed, she shouldn't cough as much if she's not laying flat.
    vowens82

    Answer by vowens82 at 11:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Delsym cough med. work GREAT!!!!! I'm never with out it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • is her nose stuffy? if so rub her with vicks babyrub. putting her in a warm bath can help, other than that i hope she feels better soon
    secondtyme520

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 11:51 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Something I do with my girls is rub vick's on their feet and put socks on right before bed. It helps everytime!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • i have not tried it yet, my daughter has history of really bad coughs so far this year we have been lucky and last year was not old enough..... but a friend mentioned to give them a spoon full of honey, the real stuff.
    not sure if it works but i do plan on trying it if DD gets a cough.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Thank you guys I will try all of your suggestions. Secondtyme520, yes she has a stuffy nose :(
    Mamitaocupada

    Answer by Mamitaocupada at 12:03 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • You can take her into the bathroom and run the shower on hot, let the room fog up. Works wonders whenever I have a stuffy nose or a cough.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:05 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • i just keep mine warm and make sure he gets fluids,ive bought him the lil cold lollipos and the sorethroat strips (scooby doo)
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 12:19 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • we love vicks, steam and check your humididity levels in your house. our house is VERY dry and if we don't constanly run a humidifier of some sort we all get dry and cough
    batsonsgirl

    Answer by batsonsgirl at 12:29 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Anon : 50 Delsym cough med is only for kids over 4 years old!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

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