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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of phlegm?

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 congestion – saline 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do I help my 6 month old get rid of phlegm in her throat? She has a runny nose with clear snot, small rattling cough, no fever & is not fussy

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops and a vaporizer is also very helpful. The use of a bulb syringe will also help to suck up some of the mucus. ...Read more

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I have phlegm how to get rid of it?

I have phlegm how to get rid of it?

3 steps Take an: Eexpectorant with guaifenisin and avoid drying medication such as antihistamines

set up a humidifier in the room you spend the most time such as your bedroom as an alternative sit in the bathroom with a hot shower running and breathe in the steam for 10 to 20 minutes

drink plenty of liquids such as decaffeinated hot tea fruit juice or water to increase fluid intake and help soothe the throat. ...Read more

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I have too much phlegm how to get rid of it?

Excess phlegm: Depends on the cause. Excess phlegm can be caused many things, such as upper & lower airway infection, allergies, post-nasal drip, exposure to irritants, etc. Knowing if associated with a cough would help be helpful. Trial of over-the-counter anti-histamines may help. Certain patients improve after being treated with antacids (ler) depending on the cause. Even some food allergies can cause it. ...Read more

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My 2 month has phlegm, how do I help get rid of it?

It is best to follow: The advise of your pediatrician. It is not possible to know in this forum whether this is a serious problem or just a runny nose draining into the throat. ...Read more

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Phlegm is causing severe discomfort. How do I get rid of this?

Phlegm is causing severe discomfort. How do I get rid of this?

Gargling and bland d: The most imp step is to find the target organ producing excess mucus, and options are nose, sinuses, lung and stomach. The expertise of an allergist/ immunologist will help define the organ involvement and pathological process involved. Generally speaking the most common causes are chronic sinus disease, chronic bronchitis, gerd and perennial allergic rhinitis.Treatment is accordingly given. Avoi. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this thick mucus/phlegm?

How can I get rid of this thick mucus/phlegm?

Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more

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I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

Depends: It depends how long you have had that cough. If it related to a recent cold, then any over the counter cough medicine should help a bit. If you have had this cough for a while and it worsens with exercise, you may have asthma. Talk to your doctor about your cough. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of catarrh (mucus, phlegm)?

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

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Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Need: More information, how long has the toddler had the cough, any prior treatment or evaluation or any associated fever or wheezing ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of my phlegm (mucus in my throat)?

What to do to get rid of my phlegm (mucus in my throat)?

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

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How do I get rid of a mucus or phlegm cough quickly?

How do I get rid of a mucus or phlegm cough quickly?

Spit it out, cough fi: Cough medication are only symptomatic treatment. Finding the cause and dealing with it bottom line.
The most common causes of cough with phlegm are bronchitis, sinusitis and upper respiratory infections.Gerd can also give you this symptom. Smoking is another cause.
Treatment can vary from antibiotics to anti-inflammatory, histamine blockers, decongestant or bronco-dilators.
The most imp step defin. ...Read more

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I constantly keep hacking up phlegm. What can I do to get rid of my sinuses?

Allergist: Lets go to the root cause of the problem to find out what's irritating the mucous membranes of nose and sinuses, get ct of sinuses too, and then work on the problem, Mucinex (guaifenesin) might help, steam inhalation helps too. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of excess mucus and phlegm from a toddler who has suffered for 12 months?

How do I get rid of excess mucus and phlegm from a toddler who has suffered for 12 months?

See a pediatrician: This should not be going on continuously for this length of time. If this has been intermittent it may be at least in part due to teething, but this is just a guess. Most pediatricians will have a good idea quickly of what the problems are. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of mucus and phlegm for a toddler who has suffered continuously for the past 12 months?

How do I get rid of mucus and phlegm for a toddler who has suffered continuously for the past 12 months?

See an allergist: Chances are, he may have an allergy that causing the problem. This especially true if either you or your husband allergies. Have your toddler checked by an allergist. ...Read more

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I have been sick over 2 monthsi can't get rid of cough and yellow phlegm. I'm not a smoker. What can I do?

I have been sick over 2 monthsi can't get rid of cough and yellow phlegm. I'm not a smoker. What can I do?

Have you seen doctor: If you have had cough and purulent sputum for over 2 months, you have some kind of serious respiratory infection. While smokers certainly get more of these, non-smokers can get any kind of infection as well. Your doctor needs to examine you, take a full history, probably get samples of your sputum for testing and probably a Chest Xray or other imaging studies of your lungs. See your doc NOW. ...Read more

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Can't seem to get rid of this constant yellow phlegm and that's it, seen many doctors and never really directly solve the problem, help?!

Can't seem to get rid of this constant yellow phlegm and that's it, seen many doctors and never really directly solve the problem, help?!

Extensive work-up: Is needed to treat your condition.
I suggest you schedule a visit with the pulmonologist
near you. Please make sure you copy all previous records so as to not repeat them.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Chesty cough and phlegm what are the best home remedies to get rid of the chest burning?

Chesty cough and phlegm what are the best home remedies to get rid of the chest burning?

Insuff information: Is burning from reflux or constant cough or sore throat? Home, some hot tea w Honey, breathe in the steam. At pharmacy can try cough remedy like Robitussen (aval generic), esp if it has dextromethorphan good to quiet cough. Also taking fairly warm shower & breathing in warm moisture in the air for a while will help inflamed tissues. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Cough which ...Read more