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5 Year Old Has A Night Time Cough All Night What Can I Do
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old daughter had allot of congestion making her cough a lot at night and not get much sleep. She's not taking any of it out. What shouldwedo?
See her doctor: she needs to be evaluated, over the counter medicines won't be enough, as she might need antibiotics/prescription medicines ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
5 year old cough. Has been going on for 6 weeks. Been to dr. 5 times. Tried antibiotic, singulair, (montelukast) and Claritin . No cough when asleep. Help?
5 yr old daughter with fever and cough for four days only at night time. Is physicians care need or is it presumed viral and to run it's course?
Pease of mind: It may be viral, but it could be bacterial. Have peace of mind by taking her in for a doctors visit. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2.5 year-old daughter woke up last night with whooping cough (trouble breathing for 1 min) and elev. Temp. No fever during the day but now temp is 102.6. Cough still sounds very bad. Urgent care?
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