A member asked:

My one year old had a cough but now he just has a bubbling phlegm sound in his chest when he breathes. i can feel it moving up and down in his chest.

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

As long as the kid can keep up with it's activities of daily living to feed/drink/sleep/play they need little more than comfort care. Cough/cold medicines used by older kids/adults have little to offer & may prolong the symptoms by thickening secretions.

Answered Jul 27, 2019

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