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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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Inhaled Foreign Body (Definition)

When a person breathes, only air should enter and exit from the lung. If a person were to take a breath, and inhale an object that is not air, it would be considered a "foreign body." This could be a piece of food or inanimate object such as a toy or coin. Depending on the size, it can get lodged high in the trachea or deeper in the bronchial tubes and usually causes ...Read more


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Coughing body aches chest congestion?

Coughing body aches chest congestion?

Likely bronchitis...: Your symptoms sound like acute bronchitis. If there is no significant fever, it is likely due to a virus so antibiotics are ineffective. This could also be the flu, which is also due to a virus. Trestment is aimed at relieving symptoms while the virus runs its course in a few days. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or you experience shortness of breath. ...Read more

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My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

Viral infection?: Have him checked by his pediatrician--how old is he?With all these symptoms make sure he is well hydrated and does not have a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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30yr old female running a 103 fever chest congestion and body aches = took 1 extra strength tylenot about 1/2 hr ago =- what should I do

30yr old female running a 103 fever chest congestion and body aches = took 1 extra strength tylenot about 1/2 hr ago =- what should I do

Do : Do not know if this is from a viral infection. I cannot diagnose the cause. Ensure that you are getting lots of fluids (not soda, coffee or tea) like water. Get rest. Your temperature is fairly high. If your temp increases to 104 - then it is really important that you get seen. Even if it does not increase, if you have any chest tightness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, wheezing, you start bringing up colored sputum, the fever lasts more than a few days you need to get your lungs checked out. If you are not allergic to nsaid's consider use of Motrin or Aspirin to help bring down your fever. The fever is likely causing the generalized aches. A tepid bath can also help to bring down your temperature. Your temp is high enough, that you might have a loved one help you out, until you are doing better. If you take any turns for the worse - you need to get evaluated. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Coughing fatigue chest congestion body aches and wheezing should I be concerned if im asthmatic?

Coughing fatigue chest congestion body aches and wheezing should I be concerned if im asthmatic?

Possible: If you have symptoms for prolonged time and many other times than you need to be evaluated for chronic respiratory conditions like asthma, copd, allergic broncitis and other. See your primary physician. ...Read more

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I am battling chest congestion, annoying cough, high fever with body aches and chills. What could it be?

I am battling chest congestion, annoying cough, high fever with body aches and chills. What could it be?

Could be pneumonia.: I don't recommend that you battle this all by yourself. You should see a doctor. If that's impractical--it is Christmas eve--I'm sure one of our Health Tap doctors would be happy to do a virtual consult with you. A full audiovisual consult is a better choice than a text only consult in a case like this. Sorry you're feeling so bad. -( ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?

Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion,  cough, fever, and body aches?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pretty safe. Another suggestion is to call the doctor who already knows more about you for the best discussion of your options. Maybe you have an infection and could benefit from an antibiotic? Take care. ...Read more

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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear).  Post nasal drip.  Chest congestion/burning chest.  Body aches.  No fever.  Cold or allergies? Treatment?  Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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Sore throat, no nasal congestion or chest congestion, ears feel clogged and body is achy ?

Sore throat, no nasal congestion or chest congestion, ears feel clogged and body is achy ?

? Viral infection: rest as much as you can, use acetaminophen unless you can't, more fluids, hot or cold, salt water gargles, if not better in a day or two, see your doctor ...Read more

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Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Natural remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, runny nose, nasal drainage, sore throat, cough (worsened by: in the evening, at night) (quality: with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) , chest congestion, body aches and sneezing for 2 wks.

I am experiencing  headache, runny nose, nasal drainage, sore throat, cough (worsened by: in the evening, at night) (quality: with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) , chest congestion, body aches and sneezing for 2 wks.

Sounds: like our old" friend" INFLUENZA....Take Tylenol or a NSAID for the fever/aches...drink lots of fluids...REST and if it goes into a third week have a hands on exam by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) WHO SHOULD ALSO KNOW what viruses are active in your community. Hope this is helpful..FEEL BETTER Dr Z ...Read more

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I have chest congestion without cough, and little pain in right side of my chest.....?

Pleurisy?: Pain on the right side of chest without cough could be from different causes varying from pulled muscles to pleural pain from an infection. Chest congestion without cough is rather unusual, though. If the pain continues you may see your doctor for assessment of the cause of chest pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What home made remedies are effective for kids aged 4 years if he has chest congestion?

What home made remedies are effective for kids aged 4 years if he has chest congestion?

Honey: Believe it or not, dark honey can be very effective in lightening chest congestion in children over a year of age (and even adults too!). A humidifier or even going in the bathroom and inhaling the mist from a hot shower can also be beneficial if you are trying to avoid "medication" for the chest congestion. ...Read more

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My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

Needs pulmonologist: If he is 6 months old and has been nebulised since he was 20 days old have him see a pediatric pulmonologist.This is too long to be ongoing.i hope there is no second hand smoke exposure ...Read more

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

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

Chest congestion : Chest congestion after a cold equals extra fluid / mucus in your airways. Drink plenty of fluids, force cough, and maybe add guaifenesin. If you have any other lung disease, such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, go see your primary care provider. If you have any shortness of breath, go see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion - fluid/ ...Read more