Causes And Ways To Cope With A 3-year-old Child Who Coughs With Mucus Vomiting And Shortness Of Breath?
In the afternoon, why my child is 3 years old when coughing up vomit and mucous and lots of phlegm after that, instead he is short of breath (meungi) how is the solution … And ank is really hard to get to the doctor
Hello Mila, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
In children, the effort to expel phlegm when coughing is not really as good as adults so vomiting is one way to expel the phlegm.
Due to this unfavorable method too, children with high risk of phlegm accumulation in their lungs can cause wheezing and shortness of breath due to blockage of the airways in their lungs. Complaints like this itself can be caused by several possible conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, lung infections (pneumonia), bronchiolitis or group.
The emergence of shortness of breath accompanied by wheezing is a condition that requires further and immediate treatment by a doctor. If your child is difficult to be invited to the doctor, you can use the home visite facility (from several clinics or hospitals) or use the doctor chat facility on the HealthReplies.com application.
In the meantime, you are allowed to give over-the-counter cough medicine to your child in accordance with the dosage on the package until further advice from the doctor. Also, give enough drink to use water or sweet tea to help your child expel phlegm. Also do a pat on your child's back to help your child expel his phlegm better. Also make sure your child stays at home for a minimum of 14 days unless he goes for treatment and make sure your child wears a mask while the complaint is still there. Also teach good cough ethics to your child to prevent transmission to others.
If the complaint of tightness becomes more severe, high fever (proven body temperature reaches 38 degrees or more), decreased appetite / drinking, seizures or decreased consciousness (including children becoming inclined to sleep continuously) immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room to get further therapy soon.
I hope this helps.