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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 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?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bruck
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Simple stuff: Cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray and plenty of fluids, if persists or with fever see dr.
Last updated Mar 20, 2017


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