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Bad Cough Lung Congestion For 2 Weeks No Fever
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?
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
Can bronchitis last a long time? Still bad lung congestion with cough and pheghm... no fever. 98.9. pregnant curious how long it will last
9yr old has harsh bad cough for over 2 weeks with little congestion no fever feeling fine. Does this require antibiotic? Can't seem to rid cough
Hard to say: Antibiotics are useless in treating cough unless there is a bacterial infection causing it. Some kids with simple viral bronchitis will cough hard for up to a month. Work with the kids doc to see what is going on. Don't assume that antibiotics are needed, although they could be. Sometimes they develop a sinus infection that triggers persistent cough after the initial issue has passed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sick for two weeks, started feeling better now sick again. Chest congestion, cough, 101.9 fever, achy, fatigue, increased HR. What is it. Cold? Flu?
2 y/o w ear infec bin on amoxicilin for 5 dy fever gon is playful but stil no apetit n chest congestion n cough as bad as day1. Switch antib?
I had a 2 day fever and I've been having bad cough and nasal congestion since friday, my period was due yesterday. Can illness delay your period?
Stress of any kind: Infection is stress and it sounds like you have the start of one-any stress emotional or physican can mess around with your hormones and potentially delay it, but if you are sexually active then you have to think about pregnancy too. I would wait a few days before checking a pregnancy test bcause your period may still come. ...Read more
BAD Cough/congestion. No fever. Yellow/white throat with large bumps. Yellow mucus. Lots of pressure in head Can't breathe well. What is wrong?
Bad cough, congestion, fever, dizzy, sore throat (1+wk) vomiting mucous and foam (2dys) now severe pain in left back/side could it be my kidneys?
Doubt it: Seems like lung infection. Don't think it is the kidney. ...Read more
Painful throat, low grade fever, night sweats for first 2 nights, nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks? Or viral infection?
21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?
May be viral:
Most ear infections, up to 85%, are caused by viruses that won't respond to ab. There is also the possibility that his infection is due to a bacteria that's resistant to amoxil (amoxicillin).
When you say he has been on 3d of Amoxil (amoxicillin) are you counting the first day as the day you started the medication? If so then he has only had 2 days worth and it might be that you need to give amox more time. Good luck. ...Read more
3yo on day 3 of fever, cough and nasal congestion. Dr yesterday says ears lungs fine. When should fever go away before bringing her back?
Common cold: Sounds like an acute viral URI and she should recover uneventfully within 5-7 days. If fever becomes higher, behavior patterns change, not feeding, sleeping excessively, developing new symptoms would call your family doctor or pediatrician and let them know what is going on and follow their directions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
History of lung congestion and phlem from childhood. If I drink smthing cold I'm likely to get sore throat, cough, fever. How to improve lung resistance?
Lung Resistance: Best bet will be to have lung function test (PFT), to be evaluated by lung doctor (pulmonologist). It will identify if you have any problem. Regarding frequent congestion and phlegm, you may have chronic sinus problem. You may need antibiotic course. One stop shop at pulmonologist should be helpful. Hope this helps. Let me know. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
18wks prego w/strep throat can I let it ride out? Antibiotics? Had chest congestion&100.6 fever thursday. Now just have bad cough, sore throat&runny
? documented?: Many soar throats are self healing viruses. Only testing could tell if you really had strep. If you do, the common meds used to treat it pose no risk to baby, while your failure to treat might create problems for you. ...Read more
What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 35wks 4ds pregnant. I have bad cough and flu with congestion. I must stop cough cus it's getting worse. What should I take as a relief? Please help
Go see your doctor: I'm sorry that you're feeling poorly but rather than focus on the cough, go see your doctor to be sure that it's not the result of something worse, eg pneumonia. Your doctor can perform appropriate tests to make that both you ; your baby are safe and then prescribe appropriate medication that is also safe for your baby (and available in kuwait). Best wishes! ...Read more
Me and my 7 year old have a bad cough nasal congestion and headache, since she was exposed to flu do u think we are getting it?
I have plugged sinuses, yellow snot, a bad cough, congestion in chest and throat, and an irritated throat and almost no voice. What could I have?
Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more
Sinus headache and minor chest cold. Doc said take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but what can I take for the cold? (33 weeks) runny nose and bad cough and congestion
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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