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how to break up phlegm in an infant

A 45-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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Aspelone (prednisolone) is only available by prescription in the united states and for good reason. This is a powerful steroid and if used incorrectly ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: Suction nasal secretion with bulb syringe. No cough rx at this age. Give tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. Check with md when not feeding and not sur ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Pediatrics
6 Months routine : You could ask these questions at your next routine visit with your paediatrician. Milk causing phlegm is a myth. Reflux is a normal physiological pr ... Read More
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink water.: Your best bet would be to just drink lots of water, enough to make your urine appear almost clear. This would help prevent dehydration, which could e ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience Radiation Oncology
A couple of things.: A baby's room humidifier(warm/cold mist doesn't matter) don't need special chemicals. Just water. Keep it clean. Glyceryl guiacolate(such as plain rob ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Mucus : a toddler vomiting mucous can happen for any number of reasons. Did it start all of a sudden and has been going on a few days? Or has he always been v ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Check the nipple: If your turn a full bottle upside down you should have a constant drip...drip of the contents. Rare drips mean the hole is not large enough & baby ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Clear the nose: Babies don't have good control when they vomit and the fluid can come out the nose or mouth. Clear his nose with the bulb syringe. You may be able to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous thinners: Mucous is generally the culprit for congestion. Breaking up the mucous can be accomplished by drinking lots of water, breathing in steam regularly, ta ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try suction: If the phlegm is not causing respiratory symptoms, let it be. If this is choking the patient, try a suction machine.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Fiber and Exercise: Fiber exercises the muscle in the walls of the large bowel and decrease the amount of time the remants of digestion are in the colon. In addition bei ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Coughing: If you are bringing up phlegm you should consult your doctor to see whether you need an antibiotic.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nasal saline : There is really no medicine that provides much help in this age group.Keeping the nasal secretions thinned out with saline & suction & using t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Chest percussion : Sometimes the chest congestion you heard is actually a sound transmits from the upper airway, i.e. Nose or throat. If your baby really has chest conge ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
11 years experience General Practice
12 months: Generally you should avoid cow's milk until age 12 months. You can start solid foods at around 6 months. These are general guidelines and you should a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Options: Chest percussion; Mucinex (guaifenesin) (guiafenisin); plenty of clear liquids; albuterol if you have it. If not improving, should be seen by dr for e ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
No too high: Fever is a way of your body to fight infection. Some illnesses cause high fever and some children tend to run high fevers. Usually there is no danger ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Martial arts: Learning one of the martial arts could be very helpful in this regard. You will need to go to a website to learn about other options that may or may n ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Almost never happens: This would be extremely rare. I see nothing to be worried about.
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
What dust?: What kind of a room are you talking about. There shouldn't be dust in the air after the surfaces are cleaned, unless you're in a peanut butter factory ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
AWAKE AT NIGHT: Feeding your 11 months old well at daytime with solid foods will stop him from getting up at night to ask for bottle.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Minimal Risk: If the patient is hooked up to a ventilator the great majority of the time the vent can breath for the patient and prevent carbon dioxide buildup from ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
RSV immunity: Definitely! there are many strains of RSV and developing immunity to one will not necessarily protect against others. Even receiving synagis (palivizu ... Read More
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