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choking because of phlegm in throat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 14, 2009
  • 03:54 PM

My son has been waking up in the middle of the night unable to breath. It's a very scary scene as he holds on to me for dear life with his eyes popping out of his head. We've been to the doctor a few times and gotten an xray. The xray came out ok and they gave us different versions of cough medicine and an inhaler. None of them worked. My son does not have a cough, cold, runny nose or anything like that though he has minor allergies. He is fine during the day and has been going to school. However at night, he chokes on phlegm that he cannot spit out. This can last for a scary while until he is able to clear his throat. I have not had a good night's sleep and have missed a lot of days at work since I don't know when I am gonna hear him gasping for air again. Please help!!! It's been 3 weeks!!!:(

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  • HE might be having gastroesphageal reflux and the phlegm could be stomach secretions,especially since this occurs at night.First,elevate the head of his bed 6'' on blocks.Next,give him 2 tbsp of Mylanta or Maalox 1&3 hours after meals.Put him on a proton pump inhibitor,such as Prilosec before bedtime and just wait for the symptoms to disappear if I'm right.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 02:21 PM
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