6 month baby. Having cough

Hi my baby is 6 months old. She was having cough for fifteen days . She is absolutely fine since last five days.no cough at all. Today she again started having dry cough especially while sleeping ,when she wakes up in morning otherwise she is okay all day? What’s the reason? I used to lie her directly under fan or cooler. Is it possible that dry air leads to cough? Should I gave her antitussive or not?
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  1. Hello and thank you for posting us at Medimetry.The few common causes of nocturnal cough are asthma,post nasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease.In post nasal drip baby has running nose in day and in might the mucus drains at the throat leading to throat irritation and cough.Post nasal drip occurs due to viral infections and allergies.Night cough in asthma occurs due to changes in airways in nighttime.Gastroesophageal reflux disease also causes cough in night.Please get your baby evaluated for above mentioned causes.Your doctor may prescribe antihistaminics if baby has post nasal drip.Bronchodilators will be beneficial in asthma.Keep me posted on baby's health.Wishing a speedy recovery of your baby.Good day and take care!