Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Hann | 2010-11-29



Hello - my daughter seems to have phlem on her chest that i can feel vibrating when i put my hand on her back for the last 3 weeks as she had a cold then and the dripping in the throar lands on her chest. She is 23 months old. She is on the seretide pump since June when she went to hospital with rsv. She seems fine - no temps and is eating fine, playing nicely. She gets this every so often that she gets a cold then i know it is going to go lie on her chest but she never gets temps or anything. She coughs in the morning when she wakes and you can hear bits of phlegm but then you dont hear anything in the day until the next mornign again. She sleeps well too. What is this or is it just the air.

Expert's Reply



You have given a very good description of your daughter's problem. As you correctly say, her morning cough and the mucous you can feel in her chest when you put your hand on her chest is most probably due to a post nasal drip. This seems to follow on every cold she gets and lasts for weeks after every cold. Fortunately she appears to be well,sleeps well and is not much bothered by the mucous on her chest. It will help her if you continue on the Seretide inhaler. Keep her nose clear by using saline nose drops or spray twice daily eg Salex or Sterimar Children's. Also give her Mucospect Syrup at night. She can have a 5ml dose.

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