What do i do about mucous in the throat

Lyn - posted on 11/25/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old has developed a mucous cough which is worse at night time. Can anyone give me some suggestions

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Jenifer - posted on 08/29/2012

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When our son was 3 months he got very bad flu. I gave him childrens echinacea, just a few drops 5 times per day, colodial silver and Hylands homeopathic cough syrup. Also used to infant nasal suction as often as needed. To open airways put a dab of tea tree oil on your finger and hold up to nose. Also put tea tree mixed in a bit of oil on forehead and neck. Works better than eucalyptus.

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Amanda - posted on 11/26/2008

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A humidifier in his/her room can help but make sure you clean it often as it can become infested with bacteria (my pediatrician's recommendation). Also, I've tried the Saline drops and found they really helped break up the mucus.

Lyn - posted on 11/26/2008

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Thank you so all the moms that gave me advice, I will certainly try some of the suggestions.

Amanda - posted on 11/25/2008

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take him tot he doctor. might be some food that is high in dairy that the bub is having at dinner. xo

Leslie - posted on 11/25/2008

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Might want to check the room for particularly dusty things (too many stuffed animals, pets, dust bunnies under the bed; do or did you and/or the dad have allergies as a kid?) and consider backing off the milk (esp. if bottle fed) late before bed. Usually breast milk has less of the casein that causes mucus. Also, (and some folks swear by this even though the kiddle might not like it to start) you can use diluted salt water drops in the nose an hour or so before bedtime to help break it up - it usually is draining down the back of the throat from the nose. Sometimes humidifiers help too, and you can get them with eucalyptus drops to cleanse the air and open the membranes. I have a couple of patients who use those hypoallergenic mattress covers but they don't work for everyone. When my kid was little, I bought an ionizer/air cleaner and put it beside the bed - it seemed to help although some said it was because the white noise helped him sleep. All else fails, there are baby drops called Rondec you can ask your provider for or Zyrtec is also indicated for babes just a drop or two. Hope that isn't overkill - I just remember my kids had lots of allergies and mucus.

User - posted on 11/25/2008

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If he/she is sleeping in a crib, you can put a pillow under the mattress at the end where the head is. It tilts the head up a bit and can help with drainage.
Marielle

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