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I am looking after a 89 year old, who has just had a balloon

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i am looking after a 89 year old, who has just had a balloon pipe down her throat. She stayed in hospital for 24 hours to make sure that she can drink and eat. She came home yesterday and did not eat much because of sore throat Last night she did not sleep because she had catarrh , she keeps bringing up catarrh all the time. I have given her 1 dissoluble paracetamol which has sent her to sleep. What can i give her for the catarrh
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. Davidmedications like mucinex or guaifenesin or robitussin can help break up catarrhis she coughing the catarrh up from her lungs?she then needs a chest xray or chest CT scan to check her lungs to check for infection or pneumonia in her lungs.some patients can also aspirate fluids into their lungs when they swallow liquids like water of coffee or fluids. and this can trickle into the lungs and cause cough and catarrh.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

is any of these medication liquid . her throat is very sore

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Yes all of those medications can be in liquid form Talk to your local pharmacist or chemist about them let me know if you have other questions. If done for now please leave positive feedback below. You can always reach me as Dr David. Thank you for using JustAnswer.com