Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sarah | 2011-05-26



Dear Doc

My 2 year old daughter has a wet cough. You advised me to give her Mucospect to loosen the phlegm on her chest. I started her on this yesterday.

The problem is I don''t think that she understands that the phlegm that is coughed up should be " spat out" . Am I correct in saying that it is important that she does not merely swallow the phlegm again? Will she overcome the wet cough without " spitting the phlegm out" ?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Children of theis age will not cough out the mucous. They will always cough it up and swallow it. This is not a problem and her cough will clear up once her excess mucous has been cleared.

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Posted by: HMom | 2011-05-26

Sarah, if she swallows the phlem it just goes into her stomach and gets broken down - at worst may make her a little nauseous and vomit it up BUT it is out of the chest which is a very good thing. So dont worry about her swallowing it - encourage her to couph it up - thats the best way to get rid of it.

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