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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

Dr. Duane Gels
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My 18 month old has chest congestion. I can tell its breaking up in his chest and he is coughing it up but how do I get it out?

My 18 month old has chest congestion. I can tell its breaking up in his chest and he is coughing it up but how do I get it out?

All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As he is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www. Cdc. Gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief. Html ...Read more

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My 4 month old has chest congestion. I was told to give her saline mist to clear it up. How often am I suppose to give it to her.?

My 4 month old has chest congestion. I was told to give her saline mist to clear it up. How often am I suppose to give it to her.?

Chest congestion: Saline is good for clearing up a stuffy nose. Perhaps your baby also has a cough produced by the chest congestion? Maintaining good hydration by frequent feedings is also helpful.
If its cold weather in your locality, a humidifier or vaporizer will also help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of chest congestion in a one month old?

How do I get rid of chest congestion in a one month old?

Infant congested: Whenever an infant is ill it is best to directly contact your pediatrician to evaluate the child. Congestion in an infant could be a simple cold to a milk allergy to severe pneumonia and should not be cared for casually. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

Supportive care: Chest congestion in an infant or young child can be a very frustrating symptoms to treat. Over the counter cough and cold medicine are not recommended for children under the age of four. Often you can provide some relief with nasal saline sprays and suction of the nose, vapor rubs on the chest and a cool mist humidifier in the room. If things worsen, make an appointment to see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...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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How can I help my 11 month old with chest congestion and nasal congestion?

Suction/humidifier: Run a cool mist humidifier, use either a regular bulb syringe or a battery operated one along with saline drops in order to suction the nose out.
You can also put a couple of drops of lavender, and, or eucalyptus essential oils in the bath water.
Feed him smaller, more frequent feeds. ...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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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?

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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My daugter is 10 months old. She is suffering from chest congestion and cold...She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.

My daugter is 10 months old. She is suffering from chest congestion and cold...She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.

Get her evaluated: At 10 months old, it is important to get your child evaluated since she has not eaten in 4 days. She is at risk of getting sicker, not only from her "cold" but also from malnutrition and possible dehydration. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 16 months old daughter had chest congestion. What do you recommend?

My 16 months old daughter had chest congestion. What do you recommend?

Chest congestion: How long has ur child had this for? Is htere any fever? If not for more than few days and no fever, wait it out if she is otherwise okay. If she does not act like herself see ur doc. If she is palyfula s usual and eating wele and in good spirits otherwise, u cna wait and see. Use a steam vaporiser in bedroom and u may put liquid Vicks in the water to ease her congestion and sleep better. ...Read more

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How can I relieve chest congestion in 2 months old infant? Can I give him something for it?

How can I relieve chest congestion in 2 months old infant? Can I give him something for it?

No medication: Unfortunately there are no medications appropriate for infants when they are sick with cold and congestion. But you can relieve your baby's symptoms by using normal saline with an infant bulb suction to clear the nasal passage. ...Read more

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Can I give my 10 months old baby carrot and beet root juice? I want to bring it to your notice that till 3 days back he had severe chest congestion!

Can I give my 10 months old baby carrot and beet root juice? I want to bring it to your notice that till 3 days back he had severe chest congestion!

Okay to give: Vegetables. It is safe to give your the vegetables you mentioned. Please make sure that you visit your pediatrician regularly and get all the recommended vaccinations. ...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?

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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If my child is 10 months old, how much Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I give him for chest congestion with no fever?

If my child is 10 months old, how much Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I give him for chest congestion with no fever?

Cough medicines: It is recommended not to give cold or cough medicines to infants and children less than 6 years old because they are ineffective in what they are supposed to help. Maintaining good hydration and providing good humidification either in the air or in the nose are all you need. ...Read more

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My son has a running nose, coughing chest congestion. He is 15 months old. Has had RSV pnemonia twice.

My son has a running nose, coughing chest congestion. He is 15 months old. Has had RSV pnemonia twice.

Need neb albuterol?: If he has had RSV pneumonia twice he probably has a nebulizer--use albuterol ev 4-6 hrs to relieve the chest congestion.ABSOLUTELY no smoking around him--in the car or home. ...Read more

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Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?

Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?

Nebulizing with: Saline will help just as much as a humidifier/vaporizer. It sounds like the child needs to be checked by a doctor to see if there is a bronchitis or asthma/wheezing. The treatment for those things is different and needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a remedy for a 3 year olds chest congestion that I can buy otc?

Please let me know if there is a remedy for a 3 year olds chest congestion that I can buy otc?

Nasal Saline/Fluids: If your child has nasal congestion, nasal saline drops and gently suctioning out the mucus will help with post nasal drip and cough. For prolonged fever, trouble breathing, prolonged cough, a physician visit is recommended.
Monitor his fever and provide fluids to keep your child well hydrated. ...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 daughter has chest congestion when she coughs. What can I give her to release the mucus? She's 9months old

My daughter has chest congestion when she coughs. What can I give her to release the mucus? She's 9months old

Humidity is safest: Increasing humidity and water intake is a natural start, since children under 2 years are not candidates for cough and cold medications. Excessive coughing and prolonged chest congestion may be a sign of asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis. ...Read more

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My 12 mo old just got her shots and 2 days later woke up coughing and has chest congestion could it be from the shots?

My 12 mo old just got her shots and 2 days later woke up coughing and has chest congestion could it be from the shots?

No: I am not aware of any shots having cough as a potential complication. 1 year olds get lots of colds this time of year. It's probably not related. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of chest congestion in toddlers? 1 yr. Old.

Depends: On the cause. In general removing dairy can help. Allergies can lead to chronic congestion, and many times simple diet changes can help. Elderberry twice a week as prevention can help (made from sambucus and sambucus if good for mucous) I use a lot of a product called air tea (www. Franzcenter. Com) and that works wonders. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years of age and from birth till now he always suffer from cold cough flu chest congestion. Help?

My son is 3 years of age and from birth till now he always suffer from cold cough flu chest congestion. Help?

Recurrent infections: Children will experience more colds and infections especially if they attend daycare, exposed to cigarette smoke or were forn very premature. Chronic or recurrent congestion, cough may indicate allergies and/or asthma. Less common is an immune system problem predisposing children to recurrent, severe or unusual infections. An allergist can assist in sorting these out. ...Read more

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10month old son have fever. Itching scalp. Little chest congestion. Why and how cure.

10month old son have fever. Itching scalp. Little chest congestion. Why and how cure.

A viral illness: If your son looks sick and lethargic, he needs to be seen by a doctor right away. If he has just fever (how high?) and chest congestion (cough? Runny nose?), and otherwise he is doing ok, it is most likely a virus. The itchy scalp may be due to sweating because of fever, and you may see little red bumps like heat rash.Most of the time, a viral illness runs its course and goes away on its own. ...Read more

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