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A 32-year-old female asked:

I am getting heaviness in my chest feeling like congestion and mucus in the throat but not coming up enough to spit out. no cough or cold ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Heavy chest: You may have GERD.try taking an antacid. If no relief see your doctor
Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Viral vs. allergy: If you have no actual cough or fever it is likely either viral in which case you would just treat it symptomatically with something like Mucinex (guaifenesin) to help loosen and bring the mucous up. If it seems more allergy any decongestant should help which you can get over the counter. If it persists for more than a few days see your doctor so he or she can run further tests.
Last updated Nov 6, 2019


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