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how do i help my baby get rid of phlegm

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Interesting?: Phlegm or mucous is a natural process of mucous production. If there are irritants or infections, more phlegm may be produced. Clearing this is usua ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Humification: Sit with your baby in the bathroom with the shower running hot water- this will steam up the bathroom and loosen the excess mucus. This will make it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: In infants, due to the proportional size of their airways as compared to ours, mucous sounds a lot worse but is not necessarily bad. When kids cough, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
38 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Remove cause of cong: Two weeks to have congestion tells me it is long than expected and may be something around causing it. Is there allergy in the family? Cut down on dus ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Patience . Using a vaporizer, the saline nose drops and elevation of the baby while laying down will help.But the baby ultimately has to heal themselv ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rose Merola
38 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Stuffy nose: In infants, the use of saline nasal spray and suction of mucus when it loosens is one treatment; also a vaporizor for the steam or sitting in the bath ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Stephen Robinson
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably allergies: Phlegm is usually produced by the upper respiratory tract (nose) -- post nasal drip. If present more than two weeks it is likely allergies. Yes, even ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on cause: There are many causes of phlegm, some acute and some chronic. You need to have a diagnosis made first and then treat the cause.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For ant ... Read More

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