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Question by  Kenny3243 (49)

How can I be sure that my child does not have excess mucus in her lungs, she is getting over the swine flu?

My toddler has had the swine flu and is still coughing a great deal, the doctor told me to call if I notice she has excess mucus.


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

Don't over-react. Excess mucus is nothing to call the doctor over. If she's just fought off Swine Flu she will have 2 or 3 weeks of actually getting it out of her system entirely. Encourage her to spit it up. Pat/Rub her back and air her room out regularly.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

If her cough is very moist, or if you can hear crackling when she is breathing, she has excessive mucus.


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

This is something you might want to call your doctor about. When they are little they don't know how to spit out what they cough up and could be swallowing it back down. The doctor can listen to her lungs and determine that. I hope this helps a little.


Answer by  tschu (417)

If she is coughing and sounds "junky" like she has fluid in her chest you should get her x rayed. If she doesn't sound horrible is having difficulty breathing call your doctor immediatly. If her chest rattles when she coughs or breathes you will also want to call.


Answer by  sivaprakash (12)

To determine for sure if your child have swine flu versus another strain of flu or other condition, your child will need to go to doctor for a lab test.

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