Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2011-02-22



Hi Doc,
My 3.5 is on 5ml Augmentin x 2 daily since Friday, Flixonase spray once daily after being feverish for most of last week.
He had a terrible cough last Thurs night, then fever again Friday.
The problem is the phlegm still seems a bit stubborn, and more of an irritation in his throat. He has taken ACC200, but this still doesnt'' work. I have also nebulised him with combivent twice, not prescribed (leftover from last prescription), but I am scared to nebulise without docs orders.
What can I do to get rid of the phlegm? Mucospect has not worked so effectively in the past.
Many thanks, R

Expert's Reply



Your main aim should be to keep your son's nose as clear as possible and to stop any possible post nasal mucus drip. Use Sterimar nasal spray twice daily. It is a good idea to nebulise him with the Combivent twice daily. Mucospect twice day should help as well if you combine giving this with keeping his nose clear.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.