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A 28-year-old female asked:

my 3week old is congested with cold. what can i give him?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nothing: If you think your three week old is sick, you need to see your doctor.

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Been congested for over a week can't find any OTC that will help?

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Congestion x 1 week+: Nasal congestion for a week is most likely the result of an upper respiratory tract infection or cold. This is typically viral in origin and most effectively managed by staying hydrated and otc medicine that contains a decongestant if needed. Ultimately time is the best medicine. If your are very uncomfortable and having a hard time breathing, visit your doctor.
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What can I do if im congested?

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is dairy bad for you when you are congested?

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Congestion: Dairy is notorious for increasing the thickness of mucus, making people feel that they are more congested. Dairy isn't bad for you, but if you get congested with it, then avoid.
A member asked:

Always congested after eating any ideas.?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Food allergy?: There can be many causes. You may be allergic to certain types of food. However, have your md evaluate you.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why do I stay congested all the time? Is there anything i can take?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't know why you: Are congested. Do you have allergies. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning.

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