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Q. My baby coughs continuously at night. Please suggest a cure.

 

Hi doctor,

My baby is 2 years old and she is having cough from last 15 to 20 days. While in sleep she is coughing continuously. During daytime, no coughing occurs. I gave her Levolin 1 mg 3 ml two times a day for three days but no change. Please suggest.

 

Dr.Shilpa Reddy Diggireddy
M.D PAEDIATRICS
Paediatrics

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Assuming that your baby has no other symptoms such as fever or runny nose accompanying the cough, my understanding is that this is a very simple issue of post nasal drip aggravating the gag reflex. This means that nasal secretions flow back into the throat causing a continuous cough like response.

My suggestion would be to make the baby sleep with the head on an elevated surface as a pillow and also please avoid cold beverages and citrus foods, particularly after 5 PM.

Try this for two to three days. If any symptoms arise please feel free to ask me.

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