Suggest treatment for cough with phlegm when diagnosed with pneumonia

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Posted on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My son was diagnosed with slight pnemonia he finished his 10 day course of lEva XXXXXXX he took his last steroid of prednisone today and is still on nebulizer with albuterol...Dr also gave him promethazine with codeine my question is does the promethazine with codeine help loosen the mucus?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mucus will loosen through inhalation with steam

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient,

promethazin and codeine will not loosen the mucus, but inhaling with hot steam, salt water will do best.

Best regards
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