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Raspy/Phlegm Cough in One Year Old

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Old 03-24-2007, 06:57 AM   #1
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Question Raspy/Phlegm Cough in One Year Old

This is the first time my daughter has been "sick" in her life. She feels fine, but she kind of has this raspy/maybe some phlegm type cough that developed when she was sleeping last night. There is nothing else wrong with her. I am the type to not start giving her Tylenol and different meds, however, what are some other things I can do? I have a humidifier, and baby Vicks rub. Are there any other alternatives for medicine in the organic isles that anyone knows of? This is my only child and the first time I dealt with this, thanks.

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Old 03-24-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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Re: Raspy/Phlegm Cough in One Year Old

Is it barky? A barky cough needs to be seen ASAP.

Cool, moist night air is good for standard croupy coughs. Otherwise, a sure fire way to clear it up is to run the shower as hot as you can, close the door, and sit in the bathroom with her. She'll probably cough a bunch of stuff up. Repeat for 10-15 minutes a few times a night. Don't keep her too moist, though, cause it could settle into pneumonia.

Old 03-25-2007, 09:07 PM   #3
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Re: Raspy/Phlegm Cough in One Year Old

My 15mo dd has a raspy cough and the doctor told me this morning that she has laryngitis. I'm just giving her lots of fluids as her throat will be very dry and irritable.

Old 03-26-2007, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: Raspy/Phlegm Cough in One Year Old

I actually got her some Hylands Homeopathic Cough Remedy and it seems to have worked for her. It was very mild, mainly in the evenings and now she seems better, thanks.

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