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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
chest congestion: You daughter should be evaluated by an allergist or pediatric pulmonologist. Her chronic congestion may be caused by asthma.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I would worry about the possibility of pneumonia. Pneumonia associated with pertussis can be serious and result in mortality.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, should be okay: Yes, it should be fine. No known interactions between these. If still concerned, talk to your medical provider.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of vir ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses hav ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
It depends: I am assuming you mean congestive heart failure. This can be caused by several things. Treatment will depend on what is the cause of the heart failu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infe ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: For typical cold symptoms, liquefying congestion w/ saline nasal spray & drinking fluids can help; otc cough preps should suffice. For more severe cou ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either ot ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: Hello, the “best” treatment for sinusitis depends on its severity, past treatments, symptoms and whether it is acute, subacute, recurrent acute or chr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor.: You have to find out what's causing it. You should see your doctor right away because this could signal heart disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You need to visit your doctor for an evaluation to determine whether or not you have infectious sinusitis. If it's infectious, you'll need an antibio ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Saline solution: Are very cheap. Apply that on the nose, topically or use a spray mist, dry it with fresh q tips and coat your nostril with aquaphor ointment, vaseline ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Whatever tx works: Usually asthma is defined as controlled with a less than twice a week usage of a rescue inhaler like albuterol. If using more often than this in a wee ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus Congestion: Oral decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine, and saline nasal flushes may help relieve sinus congestion. Most of the otc antihistamines combine a deco ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Rest!: Rest, plenty of fluid, more rest, and medications to manage the symptoms such as nyquil, sudafed, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, etc. You'll be fine ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics on a periodic basis is helpful in bronchiectasis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Sinus congestion: Best is to find out what is causing the sinus congestion. There are several possibilities. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It l ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treatment: Steam, antibiotic, advil (ibuprofen) sinus, saline sinus irrigation are the usual first line treatment. See ENT if the condition is recurrent or chron ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on age: If you have an older child that is not having problems breathing (just has a barky cough), then steaming the bathroom is probably adequate. However, ... Read More
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