We often find phlegm in the throat when we listen to the baby's cough;
And the cough is always easy to recur, and a cough is ten days and half a month.
This situation is more common in infants and young children under 2 years old, and it is common in children with acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia during recovery.
Careful mothers will find that the baby's cough is not serious;
The main symptom is sputum in the throat, and occasionally coughing, but it is not completely healed. Intermittently.
"Preserving the Red and Cunzhen" records: "Children are susceptible to phlegm when they are sick.
Those who are strong, cough will be tight, and phlegm is not easy to come out; those with high fire, slip and thick sputum; those with spleen deficiency, sputum Thin and white;
or phlegm sound during sleep, but not phlegm when waking up. This is also the case of empty phlegm."
In simple terms, each cough has a different cause, and the corresponding characteristics are all Different. Some have thick phlegm, some are thin and white, and some have phlegm sound.
Clinically observe carefully:
Generally, phlegm is more prolonged, and most of the treasures are obese. has soft muscles, yellow and dull hair, easy sweating, poor appetite, and loose stools. Tang, his lips and tongue are pale.
The above is a typical physique of spleen deficiency. In addition, if you are breastfeeding children, you will find that the mother may also have spleen deficiency.
Maybe many people wonder: Isn’t phlegm a "lung" thing, how can it have something to do with the spleen?
This one must first understand the spleen of our Chinese medicine.
The spleen, as the "foundation of the acquired", the source of qi and blood biochemistry, means that the water and cereals we eat are grinded by the stomach and then transported through the spleen.
The essence of it, that is, it is nourished into Qi, blood and body fluid, which is promoted by the spleen.
Nourishes and nourishes the whole body, and transfers excess water to the bladder to maintain normal life activities.
Therefore, if you have a good temper, the function of transporting water will be strong. The human body's water metabolism can be coordinated and balanced;
If the spleen is insufficiency and loss of transport, the water is difficult to transfer and excrete, leading to internal stagnation of water and dampness, resulting in a variety of diseases, walking up the lungs and producing sputum.
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At this time, the baby needs to "rule three and seven."
So if your baby has a recent cough and phlegm in his throat, in addition to the doctor’s treatment of strengthening the spleen and removing dampness and expectoration, our parents also have a lot to do:
1. Don't eat all kinds of meats that are easy to catch fire.
It is often said that "meat makes fire and fish makes phlegm". When the baby has cough and phlegm recently, try not to eat meat.
Since we know that the spleen and stomach can't transport the water and wetness in the body to produce phlegm and cause coughing;
At this time, we will give the baby various meats that are not easy to digest, which will undoubtedly increase the burden on the spleen and stomach. .
may eventually cause fever and other problems.
Of course breastfeeding mothers must also eat light and digestible foods, and drink less or stop drinking soups and the like.
2. Do not eat fruits that are prone to phlegm and dampness
Although fruits are good things in everyone’s eyes, most of them have moisturizing and greasy properties, which can easily hinder evil and cause phlegm and damage the spleen yang,
leads to prolonged and recurring course of the disease, so it must not be eaten for babies with heavy phlegm and wetness.
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3. When the baby's phlegm is heavy, massage can help expectoration
Press and rub the palm small horizontal lines for 1 minute
Location: The palm small horizontal lines are under the base of the little finger, and the palm ulnar head.
Operation: Use the tip of your thumb to rub the small horizontal lines of the palm.
Functions: clearing away heat and dispelling masses, promoting lungs and phlegm, calming and tranquilizing.
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Knead for 1 minute
Location: On the anterior and lateral side of the calf, 8 inches beyond the anterior tibial crest on the tip of the lateral malleolus 2 Hengzhi
Operation: Press and rub
with the tip of your thumb. Efficacy: Relieve stomach qi, relieve phlegm and dampness, clear mind
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简拍背法帮宝宝排 whose phlegm
When the baby is coughing, parents pick up the baby and gently pat the baby's back with their empty palms.
If the baby coughs when a certain part is photographed, it means that the baby's sputum is accumulated here, and the shot should be focused.
is mostly under the shoulder blades, that is, the bottom of the lungs is easy to accumulate sputum.
As long as there is sputum stimulation, the baby will cough. Once the sputum is discharged, the cough can be relieved temporarily.
Therefore, pat on the back can widen the chest and regulate qi and promote the discharge of sputum.
It is best to pat the back when the baby wakes up or before going to bed.
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This article Medical Guidance Department Kou Children's TCM Chain 李超
Kou Xiaoer TCM Chain Second Level Expert
has been engaged in childhood preventive health care for a long time And clinical diagnosis and treatment work, adhere to the prevention before the disease as the basis, advocate middle school as the body, Western learning as the use, at the same time to prevent the change of existing diseases, and prevent recovery after healing.
is good at treating acute and chronic coughs (acute bronchitis, pneumonia, allergic cough, wheezing bronchitis, cough variant asthma) ; has rich experience in clinical treatment of various cough symptoms.
In addition, it is also effective for acute and chronic tonsillitis (acute (suppurative) tonsillitis, long-term repeated red throat, and tonsil enlargement); colds (acute upper respiratory tract infection, acute rhinitis/sinusitis); Appetite, Poor development (eating, anorexia, weight loss, malnutrition, malnutrition); constipation, acute and chronic diarrhea (acute enteritis, pediatric digestive disorders, food allergies/intolerance) and other common pediatric diseases, as well as pediatric infectious diseases , Children's eczema and other pediatric diseases are very effective.