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amother




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Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:16 am
During the day she acts totally fine.
The past two nights after she falls asleep she wakes up coughing and throws up. She is throwing up from the coughing.
Does she have a gag reflux? Is this something I should go to the doctor for or wait it out until the cough goes away? (During the day she’s barely coughing)
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amother




Buttercup
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:21 am
Probably post nasal drip. When we had that Dr told us to give allergy meds at night (bendryl or Zyrtec) to dry her up
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amother




Acacia
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:23 am
Can you try elevating the head of the bed slightly?

(Not commenting about the doctor coz I don't know!)
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SYA




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:26 am
Take a video to show the Dr. Also take her to the Dr.

One of my kids had that years ago and it was croupe. He needed a nebulizer and steroids.

It can also be post nasal drip as another mentioned and 3 nights Benadryl or Claritin can help dry up the mucus.
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sequoia




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:35 am
Me me me I have that.

Have her elevate her head 15 degrees to sleep, and of course drink plenty of water (warm water is best) and hydrating drinks if necessary.
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nu




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:41 am
SYA wrote:
Take a video to show the Dr. Also take her to the Dr.

One of my kids had that years ago and it was croupe. He needed a nebulizer and steroids.

It can also be post nasal drip as another mentioned and 3 nights Benadryl or Claritin can help dry up the mucus.


My son was the same had to use the nebulizer with steroids too.
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amother




Daphne
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:50 am
If it’s a dry cough could be asthma, really depends on her history , could be reflux too... or if she has a cold post nasal drip. If dry and continues at night really could be asthma and might need steroid. Foresure go to doc
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amother




Gardenia
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:51 am
My daughter gets that sometimes when she has a post nasal.drip. I give her benadryl and it helps.
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Jewishmom8




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:52 am
I think you should speak to your dr.
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6000miles




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:57 am
Omg my 3 yr old has the exact same thing. Fine by day, wracking coughs at night. I thought its just allergies
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amother




Jean
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:59 am
Of course take her to the doctor.
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 8:02 am
I wouldn't go to the doctor after 2 nights.
It could be many things, allergies and asthma one but just congestion from a cold and post nasal drip.
If she is just coughing until she vomits I would wait. If it looks like she is struggling to breathe then I would go right away.
And make sure she drinks a lot. It helps with post nasal drip too.
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amother




Cappuccino
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 8:38 am
My son has exactly the same now. Coughing a lot at night and coughing up tons of mucous that it looked like vomiting. I took him to dr yesterday and dr said he has a bad sinus infection and gave him antibiotics
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amother




Lightgray
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 8:53 am
delete
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amother




Lightgray
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 9:11 am
It might be asthma
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piece




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 9:36 am
go to Doctor
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Oldest




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 9:41 am
Rule of Thumb: When in doubt, go to the dr. Even if it's nothing at least you went. At least that's how I think...
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amother




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Post Tue, Nov 30 2021, 7:41 pm
Thanks everyone - gave her allergy medicine.
Will see how the night goes. If it happens again I’ll take her to the dr.
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