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.

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