Childhood Diseases

Posted by: concerned | 2012-03-20


3 year old - cough, phlegm

hi. could you please help me? my toddler is 3 years old. she started nursery school 1 february. we have been to the doc 5 times already. she first had flu, the bronchitis, then a chest virus and now bronchitis. but her cough isn''t going away. her nose runs now and again. she has no fever. and her chest is wheezy sometimes, but with lots of phlegm. we have been on antibiotics, a steroid medicine and we are nebulising. i don''t know what to do anymore!

Expert's Reply



Your child is experiencing the typical problems of repeated chest infections as a result of her being at a creche. And this is still the summer with the winter to come. Your daughter has a condition called viral wheezing. She needs to be on the nebuliser twice a day. Keep her nose as clear as possible by using Sterimar nasal spray twice daily. Also give her Mucospect syrup 5ml three times a day. It will help to give her Creche Guard every day to boost her immunity.

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Posted by: DJ | 2012-03-29

Sometimes we as moms we forget home remedies, we can keep on giving our children antibiotics but still they keep on coughing. Try this homemade remedy honey, Lecol lemon juice, mix both of them using boiled water, wait for the mixer to cool down and you can store it in the medicine bottle. Give your child a teaspoon in the morning and evening. Make sure that you store your mixer in cool place or refrigerator.

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