When your child sore throat caused by coughing.
Cool air: If your child has croup, take them outside for a while. The cool air sometimes can relieve a croupy cough. (Just make sure you dress them properly for the weather.) If this doesn’t help or you think your child is sick, get medical help.
Saline drops: Saline or saltwater drops in the nose can help loosen congestion.
Eventually, the symptoms should go away on their own. But call the doctor if your child:
- Is not drinking or eating enough
- Makes a whooping sound when they breathe
- Runs a
- Wheezes when they breathe
- Has a cough that lasts more than a month
- Doesn’t look well to you
Seek emergency help if your child:
- Coughs up blood
- Has blue lips, face, or
- Has trouble breathing