Cough itself is a completely normal reaction of the body to a stimulus. Thus, the body seeks to get rid of what is hindering or irritating the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract.
When not to worry
I have noticed coughing more than once, moreover, when I am completely healthy. Anything could have provoked a coughing attack — from being under a flowering tree to a specific meal.
For a person (both a child and an adult), 8-10 coughs per day are normal. That is, if the baby coughs every hour and at the same time all the other indicators (temperature, state of health) are normal, then there is no reason to worry.
During sleep, a child’s cough center can be irritated by many factors: a feather in a pillow, a reaction to laundry detergent, flowering trees outside the window, a cigarette smell from a neighbor’s balcony, or even a new toy that a child sleeps with.
At one time, the daughter cleared his throat immediately after waking up. The cough was dry, there was almost no sputum. By the method of elimination, I found out that the reason is a new washing powder.
Of course, the easiest way to give your child a remedy for allergies, but this way we will only remove the symptoms, and the source of the allergy will continue to irritate the child.
If the morning cough is wet and productive, then this means that the body gets rid of mucus that has accumulated overnight in the nasopharynx. Its sources can be 2 – either from the nose or from the stomach. With the first option will help cope ENT, with the second – a gastroenterologist. So, when my daughter had sinusitis, the cause of her morning cough was precisely the mucus from the spout.
A wet morning cough can also be with bronchitis or pneumonia, in which case the temperature is usually present, and the child coughs not only in the morning, but also at night and during the day. When her daughter had pneumonia, some time after her recovery, she had a morning cough. The doctor said that this is a normal residual phenomenon.
If the air in the room is dry, then coughing is a natural reason for this. And if a child breathes through his nose at night, his throat becomes dry during the night, and in the morning coughing is completely natural. Therefore, do not forget to monitor the level of humidity in the room, it should be at least 50-70%.
Rarely, the cause of morning cough can be bronchial asthma, since it is toward the morning that there is an increase in bronchospasm.
In any case, a long and protracted morning cough requires the identification of the cause and its immediate removal. And the first step to this should be a visit to the pediatrician.
And did your children have a morning cough?