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Persistent cough while teething. Why does it get worse by night? Get rid of drooling?

Hello Dr My 21-month-old daughter has been having some almost persistent cough for the last while while she has been teething . It gets worse at night and she wakes up choking on her drooling as she cannot spit it out. I d love to get a subscription for say a mixture that is an expectorant - simply to get the drool stuck in her throat out ; her lungs are clear for sure- but definitely not anti-tussive - coughing is simply her natural body response to get rid of the drooling. Thanking you in advance. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Hi, expectorants are unlikely to be of any help to a 21-mth old child, they are only likely to make the cough worse. Also, teething has got nothing to do with condition of your child. It would be better if you nebulise her with a salbutamol+Normal saline solution 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days. You can also give her a broncho-dilator syrup along with that. Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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