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Child has dry cough only during night with slight runny nose, prescribed mucolit drops. Advise?

my baby (1year 2 months) is coughing - totally dry (doctors checked her 3 times) - only during the night, can cough on and off for 40 min - has a bit of a runny nose - coughing seems to be keeping her up or in a very light state of sleep. is there anything to worry about and how ti fit this cough. Doctor said to give her mucolit drops even though he said there is nothing wrong and he is not sure if the drops will take away the cough
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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good morning, the cough ur child is having might be due to a blocked and running nose as the post nasal drip while sleeping will start causing the cough. u can try saline nasal drops to relieve the nasal congestion , but do watch out for signs of pneumonia- high fever with cough, difficulty in breathing chest retractions, hurried respiration , decreased activity , refusal of feeds , disturbed sleep etc. so my advice currently is to treat his running nose , so that automatically his dry cough gets controlled.
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