Question by  Marie (778)

What is the best way to treat a toddler who is coughing phlegm?

My toddler keeps coughing up green mucus.


Answer by  Taytotot (314)

Honey is a good treatment for helping break up phlegm since most cough medicines are not made for children over 1 year. I would recommend if your child's phlegm is green contacting your doctor to make sure its not more then a cold.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

Get a vaporizer and turn it on at night and put on some Vicks Vapor Rub. When she is coughing tell her to spit it out. Take her to a doctor it could be an upper respiratory infection she has.


Answer by  Scot (591)

If your toddler has a persistent cough with a noticeable sound of phlegm, there may be an asthma problem. If there is green mucus involved in the cough, the toddler needs antibiotics.


Answer by  Brelayne (41)

It sounds like this could be quite serious. I would not wait around to see what happens. Your little one needs fast medical attention. This could be a sign of pnemonia, which is painful and hurtful to breathe. Your child needs relief. Medical Attention is neccessary.


Answer by  Jenna16 (224)

Make sure your toddler is drinking plenty of liquids to help thin the mucus, making it easier to cough up. Using a humidifier will also help to loosen the mucus.


Answer by  mmhwahm (37)

Hold back toddlers head with the face to the ceiling, have saline nasal spray drip into their nostrils and down the back of the throat to breakdown the phlegm.

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