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Chronic Chest Congestion In Children
My 4 years daughter suffers chronic chest congestion with heavy mucus since last 3 months. Anti biotic given but in vain. Plz advice treatment.
Fluids: Add nebulize saline.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is running (jogging) efficient for nasal and chest congestion? I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, it will be awhile until I get surgery
Lifelong allergic 'type' I've been told that I am a 'typical allergic type': dark circles under the eyes, slight but chronic chest congestion, chronic fluid behind the eardrums. Intense june grass sensitivity but always stuffy the rest of the year. Every
Allergic : It definitely sounds like an allergic rhinits. Have you seen an allergist and considered therapy including allergy shots to eliminate the allergies. ...Read more
My brother is experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough) (worsened by: worse at night). The following also describe him: Chest pain or discomfort, Wheezing, and Chest congestion. What should he do?
See doctor: Don't know how long these symptoms have been present but also note that you are not old enough to sign on this website. Do get your brother to a doctor. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid. ...Read more
Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more
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
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
I smoked for 6 months. It has been 3 months that I didn't smoke. Now for past few days I have got a severe chest congestion. Should i be worried?
Chest congestion: Unrelated to your sokong cessation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you have any recomnendations for chest congestion. I am fine during the day and outside then at night when laying or indoors I have bad congestion.
Fluids & guaifenesin: A lot of fluids & high dose guaifensin up to 2400 in 24 hs also nebulize saline. ...Read more
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
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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