My 4 year old son has had this chronic cough. It's been coming and going for about two months now. Some days are far worse than others, and some times he'll go a week with out coughing at all. It gets worse if he gets too active (running and playing with his brother), but he's not wheezing or having any trouble breathing or catching his breath. Right now it's really bad, almost constant since he woke up this morning. I just gave him some Mucinex for kids, and a cough drop. In a little bit I'm going to fix him some hot tea with honey. It's not a deep cough, mostly just a throaty cough. He also just started with a runny nose (he can't really blow his nose that well yet, and it's dripping down into his throat) and I think that is what is making the cough so bad today. Is there anything else I can do to alleviate this cough for him.
FYI: we don't have health insurance and money is extremely tight right now, so I would like to treat this at home if possible. But in a day or two, if it hasn't gotten any better, we will be seeing a doctor.
Thanks for any help/advice!!
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