what should you do if your infant has mucus in her throat &+ seemsz to not go away?

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Jessica - posted on 01/31/2010

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My daughter has the same problem, but it started with a cold and the mucus never went away. She also has boogers in her nose ever day. She is also about the same age. Does she every spit up little chunks of white mucus stuff? I am also curious about what I should do, if anything.

Becky - posted on 01/30/2010

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How old is she? This is normal for newborns - they have a lot of extra fluids in their bodies from being in a liquid environment for 9 months and it can take a while for them to work all those fluids out of their bodies.

If she's older, I think extra mucous can sometimes indicate a milk allergy. Or, they can get congested if it's very dry or dusty where you live. Do you live in an older home where there could be mold or other allergens?

If it doesn't seem to bother her, I wouldn't worry too much, but if she's choking on it a lot or her breathing sounds bad because of it, then I would get it checked out.

Also, try giving her warm liquids - maybe a bit of warm water - to try to help disolve it a bit. Saline in her nose might help too.

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Jasmine - posted on 02/03/2010

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jessica-my daughter never had a cold yet but she alwaysz had boogers in her nose all the time &+ she does tend to spit up the mucus but its not enough because i do think she has alot still in her system. i have no clue what to do because im wondering that myself

Jasmine - posted on 01/31/2010

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becky-shes only 2 months old going on 3 on the 15th. but i wouldnt say my house is old but it is 7 years old.

Jasmine - posted on 01/31/2010

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melissa-no she doesnt have any other symptoms thank god but she did have trouble breathing when she was a month old beccause of it.

Melissa - posted on 01/30/2010

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Does she have any other symptoms? Like a stuffy or runny nose, fever, caughing? If not I am sure she is ok unless she is having trouble breathing. You might want to take her into the Doctor though, just to make sure, and to try and prevent something else from it.

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