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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Inhaled clorox bleach at work hurtful cough similar to bronchitis chest congested and weezing?

Inhaled clorox bleach at work hurtful cough similar to bronchitis chest congested and weezing?

Chlorine bleach: Fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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My 3month old. Baby has a cold is very congested, keeps coughing a lot also a low grade fever I gave her tylonel for. How can I help her chest congestion?

My 3month old. Baby has a cold is very congested, keeps coughing a lot also a low grade fever I gave her tylonel for. How can I help her chest congestion?

Supportive care.....: There are no medications that can be safely given to a 4 month old. Saline nose drops, with gentle bulb suction to remove mucus, a humidifier or vaporizer to keep mucus loose, elevation of your child's head in the crib and a cool/comfortable room temperature will help him feel more comfortable. If her develops a fever, is very cranky, refuses to eat or is breathing fast he should be seen by his md. ...Read more

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Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Cough: One of the most common causes of Night-time cough when laying down is un-diagnosed acid reflux disease. May want to try OTC antacid meds first for a couple of weeks. If no relief then see your PCP for eval and possible imaging. Also if you smoke, try to quit.
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Had chest congested past few days now been having a dull pain just below breasts for about an hour now. Pain starting to intensify. What's wrong?

Had chest congested past few days now been having a dull pain just below breasts for about an hour now. Pain starting to intensify. What's wrong?

Merits evaluation.: The congestion described could be due to infection, mild heart failure (often a complication of uncontrolled hypertension or of a heart valve problem), pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lung), or something else. That complaint plus the chest pain merit an immediate visit to your doctor or to an emergency dept at your nearest hospital. ...Read more

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Pain in chest, congested feeling, and feeling generally unwell over last few weeks, my doctor ask me what I think I've got? ..

Pain in chest, congested feeling, and feeling generally unwell over last few weeks, my doctor ask me what I think I've got? ..

Get a 2nd opinion: Not to be flippant, but I would get a second opinion if you are continuing to suffer. ...Read more

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I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more

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I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

Waking up in the: Middle of the night with cough/breathing problems can be a sign of acid reflux disease, ongoing infection, sleep apnea, or allergic rhinitis/sinus drainage. You need to be seen by a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a cold for the past 4 days it started with a bad soar throat than I started get my chest congested and starting to taste a metal flavor?

I have a cold for the past 4 days it started with a bad soar throat than I started get my chest congested and starting to taste a metal flavor?

Ans: Well you have a viral infection. Let's have you steam. In other words drink hot fluids like soup and clear the mucous rest and hydrate. See how you feel after doing this for a few days vid still no better time for the visit to the doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus, with phelgm or mucus). The following also describe me: Chest congestion and Nasal congestion. I was told I have pneumonia left lung I feel great but still have the cough is something?

I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus, with phelgm or mucus). The following also describe me: Chest congestion and Nasal congestion. I was told I have pneumonia left lung I feel great but still have the cough is something?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please continue to see your doctor until all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

Family illness: Why would this be "the seasons"? does this happen to your family every year at the same time for months? If not then it is likely an infection that your family is passing around to each member. You need to see the doctor as a family to help determine the cause and prescribe a treatment. This is not normal. ...Read more

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How can I get ride of my scratchy raspy voice and my chest congestion and bad cough of 3 months?

How can I get ride of my scratchy raspy voice and my chest congestion and bad cough of 3 months?

Could be reflux: A cough that has lasted more than 8 weeks is most often cause by one of four reason: 1. Allergies or post nasal drip 2. Gerd (reflux or heartburn) 3. Asthma that is manifesting as cough 4. Due to medicines, most commonly ace inhibitors which are used for high blood pressure. Of course this is assuming you are not a smoker, if you are then this may be chronic bronchitis. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

Cough: We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more

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I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?

I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?

Stable?: As long as he is not in pain, taking fluids well and more or less acting normally, this does not sound as if it is an emergency. If this changes or he is having breathing difficulties, call your doctor right away. Or if fever more than 3-4 days. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?

My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?

I would: Yes that would be a good idea to do a complete head to toe exam. I have examined children with vague symptoms to find they have an ear infection or something very treatable. Good luck please see your physician. ...Read more

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11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

Would make an appoin: Virus are very common this time a year. Prolonged viruses or colds sometimes can turn into something more serious. With symptoms for two weeks, I would recommend that your child be seen in the office. Nighttime coughing could be due to post nasal drip or sinusitis (esp if there is fever). Nebulized treatments and/ or antibiotics may be needed esp if there is a history of reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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26m old daughter has chest congestion for over a month with cough n sometimes difficulty breathing. We use hot humidifier n Vicks rub. Suggestions?

Stop the vicks: This is not unusual at that age. Any previous cold or lower respiratory illness can be aggravated by fragrances like that in vicks. I never recommend that product until school age if ever. I find it prolongs the problem. ...Read more

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My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.

My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.

? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?

10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?

COUGH: It can be caused by anything like virus, allergies or develop bronchiolitis which can be bronchial asthma later. Treatment is supportive. Playful and feeding is good, observe. Not sure, see md. ...Read more

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18 month old vomited once, diarrhea once, now bad chest congestion slight cough and a runny nose with no fever. What could this be?

Viral illness: Sounds like a common viral illness. Do symptomatic treatment. Have the child seen if there is trouble breathing or not getting better after 5 days or so. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and decrease the cough and congestion that result from that inflammation. You need a thorough evaluation by a doctor to help you identify the cause of your chest symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this chest congestion and this cough?

How long have you: How long have you had the chest congestion and cough for? Do you have any lung issues or do you smoke? Any other medical problems? These factors will affect how your cough and chest condition are treated. Check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pleasse help me! How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Pleasse help me! How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors like smoking or having shortenss of breath, fever and chills, you really should see your doc. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best medicine to get rid of cough, chest congestion?

Please recommend the best medicine to get rid of cough, chest congestion?

Cough treatment: To get rid of cough, you have to treat the underlined conditions. Cough is a symptom, not a disease. Therefore, there is no one best medication to get rid of cough. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion that I can feel up to my neck. When I cough, I get a very sharp pain. What could be the cause of this?

I have chest congestion that I can feel up to my neck. When I cough, I get a very sharp pain. What could be the cause of this?

Possibilities...: If it has been present for less than 3 weeks, it is likely acute bronchitis which is usually of viral or bacterial origin. It will likely resolve on its own in a few days to week. If present for 3 weeks or more, it could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. This would need a doctor evaluation so treatment could be given. ...Read more

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My baby had cold, cough n chest congestion for more than a wyk. Doc gave medcine. Still not fully recoverd. Now she refuse to eat. Wat could it be. Plz?

My baby had cold, cough n chest congestion for more than a wyk. Doc gave medcine. Still not fully recoverd. Now she refuse to eat. Wat could it be. Plz?

Have her seen again: It may have been a viral infection and now she has a secondary infection. If she refuses to eat or drink have her checked again. ...Read more

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What is leading to my sinus/cough/chest congestion issues?

Allergies: Most likely related to either seasonal or perennial allergies. Also could be caused by a deviated septum.
Xrays would be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a cold, my cough is gone but I still have chest congestion. What can I do?

It is hard to make d: It is hard to make diagnosis without seeing a patient. See your pcp its for your benefits. ...Read more

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I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

Cold vs. Allergy: It may be a minor cold. Newborns are very susceptible to cold viruses, since there immune system is not well developed.
No medicine is recommened. Okay to take outside, but everyone handling baby whould wash their hands and no one with a cold should be allowed to hold. ...Read more

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My fiance had a cold that was going around that landed him home sick for 4 days. Now he has chest congestion and a cough for the last 2 weeks. Help?

My fiance had a cold that was going around that landed him home sick for 4 days. Now he has chest congestion and a cough for the last 2 weeks. Help?

Seems...: It seems that after the initial cold symptoms he never fully recovered from that. The fact that symptoms are worse and lasted for so long makes us think he could be having a bacterial infection of some sort, could be sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia. The only way to definitely tell is to have him see his doctor for exam, diagnosis and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

What are some natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Cough: When given accurately, homeopathic remedies in 30c potency can often help acute symptoms of cough & congestion. Bryonia alba helps with coughs that go down into the chest -- & cough is dry, hard, & painful. Patient holds onto the chest. Causticum has dry, irritated cough -- worse from laughing, talking, or any sort of air friction. It's a main remedy for bronchitis. Coccus cacti: paroxysms. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Natural Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion - fluid/ ...Read more