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My 4 years daughter suffers chronic chest congestion with heavy mucus since last 3 months. Anti biotic given but in vain. Plz advice treatment.

My 4 years daughter suffers chronic chest congestion with heavy mucus since last 3 months. Anti biotic given but in vain. Plz advice treatment.

chest congestion: You daughter should be evaluated by an allergist or pediatric pulmonologist. Her chronic congestion may be caused by asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Should you get small children to cough up and spit out mucus from chest congestion?

Should you get small children to cough up and spit out mucus from chest congestion?

Cough in chidren sma: Small children unfortunately can not cough up the mucus and the just swallow it, which is ok, as it does not cause any ill effects. Cough in small children should not be suppressed, but if there is coexisting bronchospasm or pneumonia it should be appropritely treated. There is no need for cough medicines in this age group as it does not help much and can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is running (jogging) efficient for nasal and chest congestion? I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, it will be awhile until I get surgery

Is running (jogging) efficient for nasal and chest congestion? I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, it will be awhile until I get surgery

Exercise: While you may need to adjust the way you breathe while running with a nasal obstruction, the exercise has no effect on the sinusitis and nasal polyps. I suggest you use a steroid nasal spray until your surgery. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, runny nose, nasal drainage, sore throat, cough (worsened by: in the evening, at night) (quality: with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough), chest congestion, body aches and sneezing for 2 wks.

I am experiencing headache, runny nose, nasal drainage, sore throat, cough (worsened by: in the evening, at night) (quality: with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough), chest congestion, body aches and sneezing for 2 wks.

Sounds: Like our old" friend" INFLUENZA.... Take Tylenol or a NSAID for the fever/aches...drink lots of fluids...REST and if it goes into a third week have a hands on exam by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) WHO SHOULD ALSO KNOW what viruses are active in your community.
Hope this is helpful.FEEL BETTER Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden chest congestion?

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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What can someone do for chest congestion?

What can someone do for chest congestion?

Chest congestion: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

Try these tips:: Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people. Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults.?

What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults.?

Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat my stubborn chest congestion?

What should I do to treat my stubborn chest congestion?

Be clear: What is stubborn means? How lond do you have it how often? Is it seasonal? Any family member has it? Tke some decogetant and nucolytic stuff too. Lot of water. ...Read more

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I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more

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What to do if I have got chest congestion. How shall I cure it?

What to do if I have got chest congestion. How shall I cure it?

Supportive care: THe the best thing to do initially is hydrate with non caffeinated fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and pains, something like Mucinex to thin secretions but if you develop a fever aches and productive cough see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a chest congestion coughing for the past 3 weeks with no pain. Is this normal?

I have a chest congestion coughing for the past 3 weeks with no pain. Is this normal?

Yes: A cold or allergies, or sinus drainage. Any fever? If so, you should be seen by you pcp. ...Read more

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My chest congestion is so severe I can't lay on one side. Is there anything that would help?

My chest congestion is so severe I can't lay on one side. Is there anything that would help?

Chest congestion: Try having a steam vaporiser in ur bedroom and put soem liquid Vicks in the water. This maight help u breathe easier. Also, if it is reallly bad u shsould see ur doc to make sure u do nto have any bronchits or pneumonia or wheezing. If u have wheezing u need to have bronchodialtor and if it si bronchitis or pneumonia u might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

Yes: Giving yogurt and dairy products does not generally increase chest congestion--that is not a scientific fact although people sometimes feel it does. The only rare instance would be if the baby had an allergy to milk which is relatively rare. ...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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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) just for chest congestion?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) just for chest congestion?

No: We use it to thin secretions in the nose and throat, and make it easier to cough thick secretions up. ...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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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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