Hi all, looking for some help and advice. My 4 year old daughter has a cough that she just cannot get rid of. It's been ongoing now for about 2 years but during winter definitelt worsens. She coughs throughout the day and every night without fail wakes up coughing sometimes at 11pm, sometimes around 2 and if we are lucky about 5 and then just coughs for the entirety of the night.
Shes seen the GP numerous times, been to A&E on a couple occassions and despite being declared asthmatic and given a blue and brown pump nothing helps with the cough. The GP this week said there is nothing that can be done except honey and lemon which we tried and made her sick.
The cough seems to be just a tickly cough, the GP reckons her lungs are clear and it's all in her throat so nothing can be given for it.
We have tried saline nose spray which seems to get her off to sleep a little easier and sleeps for a little longer but sure enough she will still wake up and keep coughing until she is sick.
We've tried numerous cough medicines, anti allergy medicines but nothing makes it any better. Once she's awake coughing that's it for the night.
It's tough on her and it's having a detrimental affect on us as a family as I work shifts so either up at 2am or going to bed at 2am. There's a constant anxiety of when will the cough wake her up again.
So does anybody have any advice?
We raise her pillows, try Vapour rub, dehumidifier, anything we can we try but this cough just won't go and she will have it for months now