I have a 4 year old daughter, otherwise healthy and normal in all respects. She experiences bouts of persistent coughing lasting 7-14 days or so, for the last year, maybe one episode every month or two. The cough is dry and she indicates that the irritation is in her throat, but it seems to be more persistent at night. I thought if it was postural then maybe post nasal drip was causing it at night, but she shows no signs of nasal congestion. There are no other indicators that I can see. No accompanying fevers. She has had a few ear infections but we were told that there was a lot of this happening to children in our area. Treatment with antibiotics cleared up these incidents and she has no ear infections for almost a year, and not now with the coughing spells. I'm reluctant to continue cough suppressants (as advised by pediatrician), but the problem is causing her to not sleep well. Thank you for any help.