Causes Of Phlegm In The Throat And Breath Sounds In Children Aged 4 Years?

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Afternoon, my child is 4 years old BB 23kg, TB 110cm … already 2 weeks when he sleeps his throat sounds (snoring) sounds like there is phlegm in the throat. Coughing just when you wake up (coughing up phlegm) if you don’t, but the voice is nasally like the flu but the nose isn’t runny .. After you have been given cough medicine, but there is no change … what could be the cause? and what is the handling like?

1 Answer:

Hi Irene,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Mucus buildup in the throat, especially in the morning, is most often caused by an allergic reaction. This condition is prone to occur in children whose immune systems are still relatively low. Genetic (hereditary) and environmental factors are thought to trigger this condition. Not only a slimy throat, allergies can also make children experience colds, coughs, nasal and itchy eyes, runny eyes, sneezing, shortness of breath, and various other complaints. Your child's sleep that sounds snoring may be caused by a narrowing of the airway and also an increase in mucus production which causes partial airway obstruction. The allergens that trigger allergic reactions can vary, for example dust mites, cold, pollen, dried animal feces, animal hair, and so on.


Not only allergic, it could also be, your child's complaints arise due to other causes, such as irritation (such as when a child breathes in certain chemical fumes), respiratory infections or other organ systems, nasal polyps, nasal septum deviation, impaired immunity, enlarged tonsils, and so. Each of these conditions does not always need to be treated with cough medicine. In some cases, no treatment is even needed at all other than avoiding the originator.


Before you clearly explain the cause of your child's complaints, we suggest that you do not rush to give him medicine. First check your child to the doctor or pediatrician to evaluate the exact condition that triggered the complaint. In the meantime, rather than giving him medication without a doctor's prescription, it's safer if you make the following efforts:

Do not give children food and drinks that are cold, contain artificial sweeteners, oily
Do not let the child exposed to fans and air conditioners that are too cold
Condition the environment around children to be clean and free from dust, smoke, and other allergens (as mentioned above)
Give your child the understanding not to scream too loudly and excessively
Feed children regularly, especially those that are warm and soupy
Give him also enough fruit that is rich in vitamin C
Wash your child with warm water, also give him warm clothes

Hope this helps ...

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