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what is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby

A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Cough: Would seek the advice of the pediatrician. The baby is too young to communicate and you may not recognize the signs of something serious.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
See Doctor: A vaporizer and the use of saline nose drops may help the symptoms, but if it continues or has been there a week or more-see your pediatrician.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there are no over the counter medications that treat cough and chest congestion in a 5 month old. For this reason it is important to bri ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience in Pediatrics
No medication: Unfortunately there are no medications appropriate for infants when they are sick with cold and congestion. But you can relieve your baby's symptoms ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Consult pediatrician: Chest congestion of prolonged period demands thorough history and good physical exam to sort out the cause(s). There is no uniformal recommendation, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonober Umair
17 years experience in Pediatrics
Lice trouble: Lice infestation is trouble some and chances of recurrence are high upon exposure. Problem is not the live lice but the nits. You have to get rid of b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rose Merola
38 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Stuffy nose: In infants, the use of saline nasal spray and suction of mucus when it loosens is one treatment; also a vaporizor for the steam or sitting in the bath ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
AURI: Viral infection takes its course lasting 3 to 5 days unless with bacterial complications. Giving cough rx is only helping the kid to sleep. I would ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Several: Deet containing are quite useful, but should be safe in conentional doses. Skin so soft by avon has benefical effects without harsh chemicals! but a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
It depends on cause: Back pain can be due to a variety of problems. If you can determine where the pain is coming from (disc herniation, muscle spasms, lumbar stenosis, co ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diagnose first...: Before it can be treated, first the etiology of your non-productive cough must be identified. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Gout: If it's truly gout that you have, then you should go see your doctor for treatment. They are effective treatments available.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and coug ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Shower: Giving a bath in tepid water (not cold) is the answer. You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as well if i want to "keep" fever down. Remember ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cause: See your doctor and find out what's causing your symptom.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Chest congestion: I recommend to have your baby checked by your pediatrician before attempting to get rid of the mucus in your newboorn's chest. Several entities can ca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: Fever is one the best way your immune system fights off an illness. Fever in and of its self is not concerning. Your other symptoms are more importan ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Bloody diaper rash : Does not necessarily mean food allergy. Commonly it is from sensitive skin, constant irritation from wet and dirty diapers, loose or diarrheal stools. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Relieve pressure: Sinus headache is caused be pressure buildup within a sinus cavity. Optimal treatment depends on cause. It could include targeting infection, allergy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is very fast : But can only be used for a very brief time due to potential for rebound insomnia. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup luke ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
First, diagnosis: A runny nose may be allergy, viral, nasal polyp, non-allergic rhinitis or vaso-motor rhinitis. The point I am making is, ask not what the treatment i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Something like: Afrin help sxs fast but can only be used for a very limited time & it doesn't mean the congestion won't come back. Neti pots can reduce nasal conges ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Do not touch: Best to not touch any cold sore as they are extremely contagious. See your ENT doctor for a prescription to relieve cold sore discomfort.
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