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    Sick lil girl
    CptJackSparrow12 posted:
    I have a 4 year old that developed some nasal congestion about a week or so ago. By this weekend, she had also developed a cough and was having trouble sleeping. We took her to the ped on Sunday and they diagnosed her with croup. We were given an antibiotic and gave it to her for 72 hours and saw no improvement, if anything, she got worse. She slept all of about 2 good hours lastnight and the rest was spent tossing and turning, sniffing, coughing and moaning. We took her BACK to the ped today and they are now having us give her Dimetapp Cold and Cough. Is there any other suggestions anyone has? Nothing seems to give her ANY relief. She's a fighter and doesn't complain about it and is still acting as close to herself as possible, but we know she is miserable.
    Baby1at35 responded:
    I don't know but when my son had croup they gave him a steriod to take all the swelling ect down so he wouldn't have the cough.

    Do you have a humidfier in the room? that does wonders for us. Maybe vicks on her chest? That may help too.
    Drink plenty of fluids and we use saline nasal spray. Helps as well.
    Hope any of this helps!
    Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
    ryanandleigh responded:
    Antibiotics can take up to 5 days before you see results. I agree you should have a humidifier in her room. I have heard of it but never tried it but you can put Vick's on her feet and then put sock on. It helps with the cough. I don't know why but read about it both online and in our local newspaper. You can also try and prop her up a little to help her breathe easier at night. HTH
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