Hi. My two and a half y/o daughter has been having extremely bad coughing spells throughout the weekend. She got sick about 3 weeks ago. Her pediatrician diagnosed her with the "croup", and she also gave her a one time dose of an antibiotic. she said it would clear up in a few days. it began to, but a week ago it gradually started getting worse and this weekend has been terrible. she's been running a fever
of between 100 and 101.5. Motrin keeps it down, but when it's time to re-dose, it begins to rise again. She has a little bit of a runny nose
, a mid-grade fever, a bad cough (sounds very tight and congested, but not like the barking she previously had from the croup), and when she has excessive coughing she vomits. I really do not think she has any type of stomach virus
, I just think she is coughing so much that she gags herself. (my mom said I did the same thing when I was young) I went to Walgreens and the pharmacist recommended Delsym Dextromethorphan Polistirex extended relief cough 12 hour. She told me to give her half the dosage of that of a 4 y/o. I also got a humidifier, kids sore throat lollipops, and cough drops...... NOTHING is helping. Her doctor can not see her until Tuesday, and the closest Pediatrics E.R is an hour away. Should I wait till my appointment, go to the ER, or is there anything that I can do at home that can ease her coughing until she can see her doctor? Thanks in advance!