We thought she was totally over it, but she has been caughing a lot in her sleep
Hi, I have a 15 month daughter who was diagnosed with reflux as a 6 week old. We thought she was totally over but the last month she has been caughing a lot in her sleep. Someone has told me that it may be reflux again. Is that possible? She doesnt seem to cough at all durning the day.
Thank you, Nicole
Sounds like you had everything under control. Especially if the reflux has disappeared, but sadly yes, reflux can return. Has anything changed in her diet? Has she been unwell? Is she teething once again? (they can all flare reflux or bring it back if the child is older) Is there a history of asthma or any other respiratory conditions in your family?
I would if you are concerned take her to your GP and have it checked out. If you think it could be the reflux then you can maybe ask the GP about giving her some Mylanta or Infant Gaviscon at night to see if it helps (is she irritable during the day at all, or do you have problems with her eating?) Alternatively you could try raising the cot and seeing if that helps.
Good luck, I hope you can sort it out.
01 Feb 2008