A 37-year-old member asked:
How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?
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Dr. Cindy Justeranswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Post-nasal drip.: It's difficult once it's in the back of the throat, because most toddlers can't cough and spit phlegm out like older kids and adults can. It's best to get it at the source, which is usually a post-nasal drip; using saline nose drops to loosen the mucus, then bulb suctioning or having the child blow the nose (and repeating until mucus is gone) helps the most.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Are there some effective ways to clear phlegm in child's throat?
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Dr. Michael Bruckanswered
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Simple stuff: Cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray and plenty of fluids, if persists or with fever see dr.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2017
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