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5 year old has a night time cough all night what can I do to help him?

5 year old has a night time cough all night what can I do to help him?

NIGHT TIME COUGH:: Many causes, e.g. Post nasal drip from sinus congestion, simple cold, asthma, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, etc. Because of weather changes, kids are getting more cold/viral illness with cough. Make sure he drinks enough fluid, avoid dairy for 4-5 days, keeps nose clean using saline nasal spray followed by gentle nose blowing. Honey is good for cough. Check with his pediatrician if not better. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My 5 year old son has had a dry persistant cough since October it flares up then dies down but isn't unwell with it what could it be? Often at night

My 5 year old son has had a dry persistant cough since October it flares up then dies down but isn't unwell with it what could it be? Often at night

Suspicious asthma: A chronic cough that is often worse at night frequently is a symptom of a type of reactive airway disease (asthma). If your pediatrician has not been able to help you with this, recommend a pediatric pulmonologist or allergist. The other thing to consider is inhalation of a foreign body, although 5 is a bit old for this to commonly happen. Do you recall a choking episode around time this started? ...Read more

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5 year old, fever around 104 only at night, slight cough, a little congestion, some pain in lower right side of abdomen, and now nose bleed?

5 year old, fever around 104 only at night, slight cough, a little congestion, some pain in lower right side of abdomen, and now nose bleed?

Sounds "viral": Your 5 year old if otherwise healthy & without chronic medical issues sounds like he has a "viral" illness/flu like illness that is causing all of your symptoms. Comfort care and support can be maintained and if he is worsening or not responding to your offerrings-have him evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 5 year old is sick all the time, has a constant cough and respiratory issues. Her hair is thinning and she gets tired easily. What's the cause?

My 5 year old is sick all the time, has a constant cough and respiratory issues. Her hair is thinning and she gets tired easily. What's the cause?

Hard to say on this: platform. She needs to have a full exam by her doctor, and possibly lab work to rule out underlying causes, as well as possible referral to a pulmonary specialist, and/or immunologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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5 year old cough. Has been going on for 6 weeks. Been to dr. 5 times. Tried antibiotic, singulair, and Claritin . No cough when asleep. Help?

5 year old cough. Has been going on for 6 weeks. Been to dr. 5 times. Tried antibiotic, singulair, and Claritin .  No cough when asleep. Help?

Habit or Tic?: There are many causes of cough, sounds like your doctor has tried treatment for several. More information is needed to know the cause. Cough that is present only during the day may be due to a habit cough or tic. ...Read more

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My younger brother , a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?

See below: Blood streaking in the phlegm could be due to a blood nose (epistaxis) that drained to the back of the throat, but it may also be due to other reasons, like a tear in the throat from hard coughing or worse . . . A bronchitis or pneumonia.. Especially if the child is having any breathing difficulty, get him seen asap. ...Read more

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