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Could a Vicks inhaler be inhaled through the mouth for chest congestion?

Could a Vicks inhaler be inhaled through the mouth for chest congestion?

Congestion: Vicks inhalers are very temporary relief of upper airway or nasal congestion. They are not intended for the lungs and can cause harm through irritation from the ingredients in vicks. If you have been using Vicks for years please see a doctor for a chest XRAY to make sure there is no sign of irritation. ...Read more

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I know the inhaler contains the decongestant levomethamphetamine. does this relieve chest congestion or only nasal?

I know the inhaler contains the decongestant levomethamphetamine. does this relieve chest congestion or only nasal?

Congestion: Asthma medication or inhalers are for the lungs. They will do nothing for nasal congestion and this is why not having good medication to cover allergy symptoms will continually trigger the asthma. You need both when you have symptoms in both areas a nasal decongestant for your nose and inhalers for your lungs. ...Read more

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12wks pregnant. Severe chest congestion. Coughing up brownish/yellow phlegm. Using inhaler 20+ times a day. Robutussin doesnt help. Suggestions?

12wks pregnant. Severe chest congestion.  Coughing up brownish/yellow phlegm.  Using inhaler 20+ times a day. Robutussin doesnt help. Suggestions?

Chest Congestion: Definitely see your doctor. You are using your inhaler way too many times and this may be unsafe for you and your baby. You may require antibiotics and or a different long acting inhaler that addresses the bronchospasm and wheezing. ...Read more

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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read normal it is unlikely that you have pneumonia. Sometimes sinus disease or a viral bronchitis can persist for a long time. It is probably most prudent to follow up with the doctor that has prescribed antibiotics and review your symptoms with them. ...Read more

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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Maybe, maybe not: Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or asthma exacerbation. A normal chest xray is a factor against pneumonia but is not always 100% accurate. The best approach would be to discuss the situation with ones doctor and determine if there is an infection or non infectious lung issue. ...Read more

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Have allergies and asthma. Started having chest congestion three days ago. Hard to breath. Inhaler not working but over 1yr old, is that the reason?

Have allergies and asthma. Started having chest congestion three days ago. Hard to breath. Inhaler not working but over 1yr old, is that the reason?

Not likely->ER now: The inhaler if stored properly is usually good for at least 2 years. It seems your asthma is getting worse and you need to get immediate medical attention now before it gets even worse. Call your doctor or go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Sudden chest congestion?

Allergic reaction: A return to florida may have triggered off an allergic reaction which has brought on the sudden coughing spell. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

Not necessarily...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways characterized by a productive cough. Chest congestion can occur as a result of bronchitis but can also be present with other things, like allergies for example. Your doctor can diagnose the reason for congestion so treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Chest congestion: It depends on the child's age, whether he has fever, whether he has difficulty breathing and other variables. One thing you can do is have your child breath in hot steam from a hot shower and use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Push fluids but avoid milk. Write back with more specifics. ...Read more

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Can gluten worsen chest congestion in toddlers?

Can gluten worsen chest congestion in toddlers?

No: Chest congestion would not be a symptom of gluten intolerance. Typical symptoms of gluten sensitivity in toddlers involve the gastrointestinal tract and include failure to thrive (poor weight gain), persistent diarrhea, chronic constipation, recurrent abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several  days?

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

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Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Not abnormal: Chest congestion and pharyngitis do appear together, c ur pcp 4 eval strep screen and possible further studies. Get a firm DX then the rx will b more appropriate. ...Read more

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Can sitting in a a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Can sitting in a a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Depends on cause: It depends what is causing chest congestion. If bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia, antibiotics will first line treatment. Sauna/steam room will probably not help.If asthma induced bronchi spasm, heat may exacerbate chest congestion. ...Read more

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Hello, I feel a little chest congestion. What kind of remedy can I take to help this?

Hello, I feel a little chest congestion. What kind of remedy can I take to help this?

Chest : Traditionally a mixture of whiskey, honey and lemon has been of value. If you have those around the house. ...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?

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

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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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