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A 32-year-old female asked about a female:

How can i tell the difference between chest congestion and congestion in ears, nose, and throat. 4 y/o cough sounds more congested. concerned 4 pneumo?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Congestion: Postnasal drip would be the big differentiator. If the child is sniffing and stuffy, i would guess it is coming from the nose. If the nose is clear, consider seeing the pediatrician about bronchitis.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Cough = chest: Pulling on ears= ear pain runny/ mucus in nose/ mouth breathing= nasal congestion a baby can have any combination of these symptoms with or without a fever , and have pneumonia.If looks and acts sick, not eating/drinking normally/not alert...U must take to the doctor.
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Last updated Jan 22, 2020

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