Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tash | 2010/10/11

Q.

Wet cough

My son aged three has a wet cough. It started with a runny nose which is clearing now. He does not sound chesty or weezy and has not had any fevers. Eating and playing as normal. I feel he needs to clear his chest or cough out the phlegm as I can hear it seems to be just sitting in the back of his throat. Will this clear on its own or do I need to give him medicine?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son has had a cold and probably a chest infection as well with the cold.He has recovered well and is playing and eating well.It will help your son to clear the remaining mucous from his chest if you give him a medicine like Mucospect for a few days. Speak to your pharmacist.

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