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How do I help my baby get rid of phlegm?

How do I help my baby get rid of phlegm?

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 usually by coughing or blowing. With a baby, excess mucous usually can only be coughed up by the babe. Otherwise you can use a suction bulb to help remove from the nose and back of the mouth. Usually nature will take the proper course & you do nothing.

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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How can I help get rid of phlegm in my infant?

How can I help get rid of phlegm in my infant?

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, cry, scream, vomit up mucous, they are naturally protecting their lungs. Only if respiratory distress and high fevers are occurring with this should you be concerned and get the child seen. Otherwise, suction nose, sit child up and humidy the air.

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How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

Infant saline nose: Drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about

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My 9 month old baby has stuffy nose and phlegm, what is good to give him or make to get rid of the phlegm.?

My 9 month old baby has stuffy nose and phlegm, what is good to give him or make to get rid of the phlegm.?

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 bathroom running hot water in shower to make steam will help loosen the mucus for suctioning with the white or blue nasal/ear bulbs they sell over the counter.

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Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but I can't get rid of cough?

Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but I can't get rid of cough?

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, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period.

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My baby is 4 months old he has a lot of flem how can I get rid of it. The dr said it's not in his lungs?

My baby is 4 months old he has a lot of flem how can I get rid of it. The dr said it's not in his lungs?

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 babies can be sensitive to environmental allergens (pollens, cigarette smoke, cat dander, dust mites). Clean up the environment. Use the graco nasal suction device to remove the mucous. Btw a 4 month old infant should not be getting advil.

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How can I get rid of phlegm?

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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How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat.

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What is the most effective thing for a cold/to get rid of phlegm?

What is the most effective thing for a cold/to get rid of phlegm?

Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.

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What's the best way to get rid of phlegm in your throat?

What's the best way to get rid of phlegm in your throat?

Expectorants: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) as an expectorant or tea with lemon. If the phlegm is behind your soft palate, you may do better by rinsing out your nose with saline solution. Use a neil-med sinus rinse bottle or netty pot with warm saline solution. Regularly.

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How can I get rid of phlegm in my throat?

How can I get rid of phlegm in my throat?

Salt water: Try gargling with warm salty water. Use a teaspoon in 8 oz of warm water and gargle and spit.

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What is the best way to get rid of phlegm and a stuffy nose?

What is the best way to get rid of phlegm and a stuffy nose?

Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed.

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How long does it take to get rid of phlegm in your throat?

Viral infection?: The nasal mucosa produces about a quart of mucus daily and this mucus (phlegm) is swallowed and to the patient can feel like mucus in the throat. The buccal (cheek) mucosa, the pharyngeal mucosa also contains glands which secrete mucus into the throat. You either are aware of normal mucus production or you may have a viral uri. If the latter, 10-14 days is the usual duration of a viral infection.

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Does saline solution help get rid of phlegm in your throat?

Does saline solution help get rid of phlegm in your throat?

Throat Mucus: Greetings. The fastest way to rid of the mucus in your throat is to gargle with salt water. Also make sure you are drinking enough liquids, sleep with a humidifier and consider Mucinex (guaifenesin). Finally nasal saline rinse like NeilMed. This works to rid the thick mucus in the throat.

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How to get rid of phlegm mucus I have been having problems with a lot of phlegm thick mucus I have been to doctors they do not now what it is how do I get rid of this, I have tries cough and cold, an nothing is working, it is very hard to swollow an it fe

If: If you haven't already done so, I would seek out a good local ENT in your area for a thorough history and exam that could include nasal endoscopy to evaluate for possible sinus origin, indirect mirror or flexible scope exam of your throat, etc. Depending on findings, you may need ct imaging of your sinuses, in the mean time, if your mucous is thick and sticky, Mucinex (guaifenesin) (otc) is a safe medication that can help thin the mucous so it is more easily transported through your upper nasal and sinus passages. Try to drink enough water to stay well hydrated. Gargling with salt water also may help break up some of the phlegm. If you are a smoker this is counterproductive as it incites an inflammatory mucosal response and stimulates more mucous production.

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What can I do to help my 2 yr old get rid of phlegm in her throat?

What can I do to help my 2 yr old get rid of phlegm in her throat?

Post nasal drip: I would suggest running a cool mist humidifier around her and use nasal saline drops three times a day to help thin secretions

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How to get rid of phlegm in toddler? My 2 yr old son has constant phelgm and severe runny nose and cough. Please help us. No sleep in our house.

How to get rid of phlegm in toddler? My 2 yr old son has constant phelgm and severe runny nose and cough. Please help us. No sleep in our house.

He may need abx: If your son has been sick for only a few days it's probably a viral upper respiratory tract infection there's not much to do about it. If he's been sick for a week or more most likely he now has a bacterial infection and should be on antibiotics. Contact your pediatrician and have him evaluated and hopefully placed on a course of antibiotics for at least 10 days.

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How do I get rid of phlegm? It's yellow & I can't breathe threw my nose. My throat is killing me? I need help asap! Please :)

How do I get rid of phlegm? It's yellow & I can't breathe threw my nose. My throat is killing me? I need help asap! Please :)

You sound miserable!: If you've recently had a cold, this could be a sinus infection. Symptoms include facial pain or pressure, thick nasal drainage that often drips to the back of the throat (post-nasal drip), fatigue, nasal congestion, and even pain in the upper teeth. Some people are more prone to them because of variations in their anatomy. But these can be miserable, and you should be checked. See your doctor.

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