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how to get rid of congestion in lungs

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Depends on reason: Chest congestion could be sec toallergic asthma, bronchitisorcongestive heart failure coz of age, so good history physical exam chestxrat and if need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Accurate diagnosis: At your doctors office, which may include chest x ray, sputum culture or blood culture and antibiotics if indicated or it may not involve much at all. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cause: See your doctor and find out what's causing your symptom.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and de ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Infant congested: Whenever an infant is ill it is best to directly contact your pediatrician to evaluate the child. Congestion in an infant could be a simple cold to a ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How long have you: How long have you had the chest congestion and cough for? Do you have any lung issues or do you smoke? Any other medical problems? These factors will ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors li ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
15 years experience Urgent Care
Cough treatment: To get rid of cough, you have to treat the underlined conditions. Cough is a symptom, not a disease. Therefore, there is no one best medication to get ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends : On the cause. In general removing dairy can help. Allergies can lead to chronic congestion, and many times simple diet changes can help. Elderberry tw ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: hot steam showers, honey, expectorants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) or Delsym DM, warm water gargles and staying ahead on fluid intake: 8-10 8 oz, glass ... Read More

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