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Barking cough Chamorrita momma 2 kids; California 5201 posts
21st Nov '12

So DD2, at night, will have a deep weird cough. I want to say it sounds like a barking cough, but she never coughs enough for me to be able to get a good listen. The past maybe two or three nights she cough a couple times and I wake up and I'll get a little listen to it but when I try to keep listening she doesn't cough anymore. She's still sleeping well, she coughs so rarely it doesn't bother her in her sleep. She doesn't have a fever or anything and is fine during the day. I was reading about croup because of the barking cough but its so hard to tell and she has no other symptoms. Just a cough maybe? Any thoughts?

2boys + 1girl Due December 24 (girl); 2 kids; Reno, Nevada 458 posts
21st Nov '12

Call her pedi tomorrow or an after hours nurse. I would say croup or beginning of croup

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
21st Nov '12

croup. If it's not bad, just put LO in a steamy room, or if it's cool where you live, cold air helps. If it gets bad, then I would call the pedi and look into getting some steroids. There's not much they can do for it since it's viral, not bacterial

Chamorrita momma 2 kids; California 5201 posts
21st Nov '12

Waiting for pedi. But also, when she coughs during the day it sounds like a"normal" cough. If it was croup would she be "barking" every time she coughed. Dh says he doesn't think it sounds like barking and I'm overreacting :( could be true, but I just hate when my babies are so little and sick! So hard to know how they really feel

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
21st Nov '12

not necessarily. could be a cold also, with the croup. croup only is barky at night. good luck