How To Deal With Cough With Phlegm In Children Aged 4 Years?
Afternoon Doctor, how to treat cough with phlegm in children aged 4 years
Hello Henny, Thank you for the question.
How long have these symptoms occurred? Does your child experience other symptoms such as runny nose, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, headache, weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, or other symptoms? Coughing is one of the respiratory response to get rid of dust, phlegm, foreign objects or from other irritants. Sputum cough in children is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection that can disappear within 2 weeks. There are several suggestions that you can follow:
meet the needs of children's food and drink intake, let the child rest sufficiently avoid exposure to dust or other air pollution give honey with warm water to help thin the sputum set the pillow so that it is slightly higher so that the child is comfortable sleeping Giving cough medicine for children under 6 years old is not recommended except with doctor's advice. Therefore, you are not recommended to carelessly give cough medicine to children. If your child has symptoms of coughing for more than 2 weeks or if it is accompanied by a high fever, difficulty breathing, weakness, and decreased appetite, please take your child immediately to consult with a pediatrician because this cough may be caused by other conditions such as sinusitis , bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma. After finding out more about your child's symptoms, your doctor will examine your child. The doctor may also perform other tests such as blood tests, sputum examinations, Mantoux tests, or x-rays. From this examination, the doctor will ascertain the cause which is then used as a basis for determining further treatment.
Hopefully this information is useful,