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Chest congestion without nasal congestion

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Suction/humidifier: Run a cool mist humidifier, use either a regular bulb syringe or a battery operated one along with saline drops in order to suction the nose out. You ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Any pain?: Could be a simple virus. Could be something more serious. Any history of asthma? If you haven't been seen by MD recently probably a good time to go.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Pneumonia?: The only way in which to resolve this question is to be seen by a doctor and examined. Cannot possibly diagnose over the internet, and anybody with re... Read More
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
See Doctor: Symptoms persist despite over the counter medications next step is to see your doctor for examination, perhaps chest x-ray
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Chest congestion: The symptoms you describe suggest that you may have a viral or bacterial upper respritory infection which may be accompanied by sinusitis and or bronc... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
No: It sounds like you took an adequate dose of antibiotics. Often times you get antibiotics for what turns out to be a viral respiratory infection, not r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Once you're treated: By a doctor and things are not getting better, you really should be seeing that doctor for further treatment and evaluation. Go back to your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "cl... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: Depends on how it has been going on.If having body aches severe,cough be the flu.With cough and nasal congestion and no shortness of breath likely a v... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make ... Read More

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