The Appearance Of Phlegm In The Throat Of A 4 Month Old Baby?
At night … I want to ask a 4 month old baby … why is a baby like sputum … it’s hard to talk and when held it sounds like it’s tight … why is that?
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of phlegm in the baby's throat is not always dangerous. This phlegm can naturally be produced to moisturize the airway while preventing the entry of harmful foreign substances into the deeper airway. It could also be produced more phlegm, such as when the baby is in an environment with cold weather, dry air, polluting, and smoky.
You need to be vigilant, if the phlegm in your baby's throat makes him experience a cough that does not heal, rapid and / or deep breathing, vomiting, difficulty suckling, fussing, difficulty sleeping, or other, more severe complaints appear. If this is the case, the possibility of phlegm occurs related to allergic reactions, viral or bacterial infections, immune disorders, foreign body aspiration, benign or malignant tumors, gastric acid reflux, anatomical variations of the airways from birth, and so on. You can check your baby directly to the doctor, pediatrician, or ENT doctor if you find conditions like this. To make it clear the cause of sputum, the doctor can do a physical examination or assisted by several supporting tests, such as x-rays, allergy tests, blood tests, and so on. That way, then the handling can be done on target.
In the meantime, what needs to be done is:
Give the baby exclusive breastfeeding so that his immune system is maintained
After breastfeeding the baby, burp him
Keep the environment around the baby clean, not too cold, the air is not dry, and away from substances that are vulnerable to make the airway inflamed
Keep your baby also from cigarette smoke
Do not give a baby milk through a pacifier so as not to choke
Do not carelessly give the baby medicine without doctor's advice
Hope this helps ...