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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion is a symptom of increased secretions in the airways, which often occurs with viral or bacterial infections of the lung or upper airway. Sometimes chest congestion can be a sign of fluid buildup within the lung ...Read more


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My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

Yes: Giving yogurt and dairy products does not generally increase chest congestion--that is not a scientific fact although people sometimes feel it does.The only rare instance would be if the baby had an allergy to milk which is relatively rare. ...Read more

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My two month old has really bad chest congestion. Is there anything I can do to help her?

My two month old has really bad chest congestion. Is there anything I can do to help her?

See her doctor: at this age with a bad congestion as you described, better be seen by a doctor, could just be a viral infection, but need to make sure it isn't anything serious, good luck ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

Try these tips:: Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people. Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present. ...Read more

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My chest congestion is so severe i can't lay on one side. Is there anything that would help?

My chest congestion is so severe i can't lay on one side. Is there anything that would help?

Chest congestion: Try having a steam vaporiser in ur bedroom and put soem liquid vicks in the water. This maight help u breathe easier. Also if it is reallly bad u shsould see ur doc to make sure u do nto have any bronchits or pneumonia or wheezing. If u have wheezing u need to have bronchodialtor and if it si bronchitis or pneumonia u might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults. ?

What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults. ?

Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got chest congestion. how shall I cure it?

What to do if I have got chest congestion. how shall I cure it?

Supportive care: THe best thing to do initially is hydrate with non caffeinated fluids, Tylenol for aches and pains, something like mucinex to thin secretions but if you develop a fever aches and productive cough see a doctor. ...Read more

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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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