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How can I help my 11 month old with chest congestion and nasal congestion?

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

Dr. John McMahan
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I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or aching sensation) (worsened by: in the evening, at night), chest congestion, nasal congestion...

I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or aching sensation) (worsened by: in the evening, at night), chest congestion, nasal congestion...

Any pain?: Could be a simple virus. Could be something more serious. Any history of asthma? If you haven't been seen by MD recently probably a good time to go. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion, fever, cough, nasal congestion and runny nose. What could I have?

I have chest congestion, fever, cough, nasal congestion and runny nose. What could I have?

Several possibilitie: This could represent a common cold, bronchitis, allergies or even pneumonia. For definitive diagnosis and treatment, you need to see your doctor. Without a fever, this likely has a viral etiology so antibiotics may not be necessary or helpful. ...Read more

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I took six tablets of 250mg azithromycin, but my nasal congestion, cough and chest congestion are no better. Should I take the 2nd script of the same?

I took six tablets of 250mg azithromycin, but my nasal congestion, cough and chest congestion are no better. Should I take the 2nd script of the same?

No: It sounds like you took an adequate dose of antibiotics. Often times you get antibiotics for what turns out to be a viral respiratory infection, not responsive to antibiotics. It's good that you don't smoke, so keep drinking adequate fluids (like water) and treat yourself symptomatically with Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Be patient. It could take weeks to get better. If worsening see doctor. ...Read more

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I take my 5yrs to the ER on friday 1_31_2014.Because he's eyes were watery, swollen he's nose keeps running nasal congestion, chest congestion, glances s?

I take my 5yrs to the ER on friday 1_31_2014.Because he's eyes were watery, swollen he's nose keeps running nasal congestion, chest congestion, glances s?

Once you're treated: By a doctor and things are not getting better, you really should be seeing that doctor for further treatment and evaluation. Go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.

Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.

My Pleasure: Steam Inhalation. Ginger tea, Gargle with salt and warm water.
Advil or Aleve for sore throat, Headache and fever.
Mucinex DM for expectoration and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for Congestion.
Camomile tea at night for help sleep. ...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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I am having chest congestion, sore throat, nasal congestion. I have high blood pressure and graves disease.

I am having chest congestion, sore throat, nasal congestion. I have high blood pressure and graves disease.

Avoid decongestants: Because of your high blood pressure, try saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, rest and fluids, OTC meds that don't contain decongestants, if not bette, please see your doctor ...Read more

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My husband has sore throat chest congestion coughing and nasal congestion does he need antibiotics?

My husband has sore throat chest congestion coughing and nasal congestion does he need antibiotics?

Depends: Often times it's a viral infection that won't need an antibiotic, saline nasal wash, salt water gargles, rest and fluids would be enough, but that doesn't help in a day or two, he needs to see his doctor ...Read more

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What is a home cure for nasal and chest congestion?

What is a home cure for nasal and chest congestion?

Nasal rinse?: Use of a salt water rinse by the use of a "netti pot" can be a simple way to help with nasal congestion and drainage. ...Read more

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What is/are the best OTC medication/s for nasal and chest congestion?

What is/are the best OTC medication/s for nasal and chest congestion?

Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am getting repeated sinus, nasal and chest congestion attacks because I gave up smoking?

Is it possible that I am getting repeated sinus, nasal and chest congestion attacks because I gave up smoking?

Very possible: Many patients experience an increase in coughing or mucus production for a few months after they quit smoking - paradoxically this is happening because the body is healing after long-term toxin exposure and the systems in place to clear gook out are waking up and starting to work. Almost all patients report this disappearing by six months and that quitting makes them feel better overall. ...Read more

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Feel like I have air trapped in my left chest and dry nasal congestion its making me worried what should I do?

Feel like I have air trapped in my left chest and dry nasal congestion its making me worried what should I do?

Symptoms: These symptoms are not related. Air trapping is seen in emphysema, not a disease of a 20 year old.
dry nasal congestion is winter dry air related. Often called seasonal rhinnitus ...Read more

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Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation leading to cough, congestion, bronchitis or pneumonia. An otc antihistamine is a good starting place. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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

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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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