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Chest Congestion For Weeks
See below: You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza. Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influenza is more severe and is associated with fevers and prostration. If you feel ok and don't have significant fever take over the counter robitussindm. If you have fever and feel poorly get checked out by your md for bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more
Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?
I have post-nasal drip, a nonproductive cough, and a tickly throat. Cough began with stuffy nose, deeper in chest a week ago. Chest cold, allergies?
Either: It could be either and the best one to tell is the doctor who examines you. Go see someone soon. ...Read more
After a heart attack and CHF no congestion no cough 3 months later coughing and congestion 6 months after that no congestion and coughing. What is it?
MI/CHF: One could speculate on the possibilities. There are however several of these. You need to discuss this with your doctor and go from there. There may need to be further tests depending on what has already been done. ...Read more
Daughter 7. Cough following cold for 14 days. No fever, sore chest or throat. Junky cough. Cough not improved in 14 days. Just lasting long?
Cough: Persistent cough may simply be a delay in recovery from bronchitis due to a virus, with the tissues slow to regenerate. It may also be due to mycoplasma, chlamydia, or pertussis. If she does not have fever or other symptoms and is progressively improving, would not worry. If any other symptoms are present would have the pediatrician or pcp see her asap. ...Read more
Hi. I've been having sore throat, nasal congestion, headaches, and chest tightness and pain for about two weeks now. I also began coughing today.
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I went to the doctor two days ago for sore throat and congestion, I was given amoxicillin but now I chest congestion, phlegm, and productive cough.
Viral Cold ?: Antibiotics treat Bacterial infections (i.e. strept, ear infections, sinus infxn,pneumonia). If it's a Viral cold, the symptoms may start with sore throat, o'ccl post nasal drainage can cause throat pain, cold can transition into chest congestion & cough. The Amox will not treat the coughing or prevent if source is Viral. Fluids, warm liq. honey, humidifier, f/u w/ doc if worse & for more advice ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs evaluation: Sore throat and chest congestion persisting fopr two weeks needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor.Most of viral upper respiratory infections get better in about a week, and if symptoms lasting more than two weeks, you need to be checked to see if there is something more than common uri. ...Read more
Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.
Iv had chesty cough for five weeks pain in chest and breast i had a chest xray bout 8 weeks ago for broken rib and lungs wwrw fine should I be worried?
Nasal congestion, cough, back and shoulder blade pain. Raspy voice. Nasal congestion over two months. Cough yellow mucus getting little better?
Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!
Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing i (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf. ...Read more
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
Cough and chest congestion relieve for four year old? Upper respiratory infection and allergies was her diagnosis but her congestion seems worse today
Pediatrics: Any time you feel a 4 year old is getting worse the best course of action is to call the doctor, tell them what is going on and follow their directions. Hopefully she was seen by a pediatrician or an experienced family practitioner. If not, do that now. Better safe than sorry. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Symptoms of bronchitis? I have slight cough, some wheezing, shortness of breath for a week , clean chest xray, clean CT chest swollen eyes, stuffy nos
For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?
Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Had cold w/ congest and cough, went to doctor after weeks.They said lungs clear, got sinus meds and inhaler for wheezing, month later still wheezing.
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