The Child’s Nose Is Still Phlegm After Recovering From The Flu?
good afternoon doctor, my child has a cough and sufah flu brought to the doctor and the medicine is gone .. he has no cough anymore and is not runny or sneezing, it looks normal again but in hidunynya there is like a little snot like mucus that likes to dry and sound like there is a little mucus in his throat … the medicine has run out from 2 days ago, is it recommended to be taken to the doctor again and ask for more medicine? But I am a little horrified if the child is given medication continuously until yesterday the medicine ran out … what should be done? Thanks 🙏
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Flu and cough complaints are conditions that often occur especially in children, especially because it is now entering the rainy season. This condition can generally heal by itself and does not require special treatment. The risk of occurrence is increased in children, people with low immune systems, physical weakness, a history of rain, lack of sleep, and lack of nutrition and vitamins.
Regarding your question, it is true that for any disease, if there are still choices that do not involve medication, medication should not be given first, especially in children. And in the case of your child, because of what you have said the condition has actually improved even though not yet 100%, it never hurts to try to delay the administration of drugs for the next few days. What you can try to do at home is to increase the supply of warm water, warm soup, apply warm balm to the chest, and put a pot of boiling water in a room to make the room air moist because of the steam and ask him to breathe in the room. You can accompany him too.
In addition, prevent him from cigarette smoke, dust, ask him to take regular breaks, and if his condition worsens or other symptoms appear, consult a pediatrician because it means that his immune system is not strong enough. So, hopefully answering your question.