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Congestion In Upper Chest
Normal BP 116/70 pulse 65 Just took it 108/65 100 I am resting right now Feel fine except for a bit of congestion in way upper chest concerns?
I have a lot of upper chest congestion, phlegm, swollen pitted tonsils. My left tonsil has two actual "holes" separated by a tiny bit tissue together?
Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more
I have a "headache"-like pain in my lower throat/very top of upper chest. Worse with breathing/bending over. No congestion. Would love your thoughts?
Chest/Upper Chest congestion after 2 month bronchitis, trying to clear it up by coughing but my cough is dry + not producing any suptum anymore. Xray returned normal and already on steroids/antibiotics?
Cough: Many times after bronchitis/pneumonia cough can last for months as your airway linings heal. They are very irritated. What is known as a beta 2 agonist inhaler can help. Syndrome known as post infectious tussive syndrome. It will get better but can take 3-6mo in some cases to resolve. ...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
Depends on cause: For typical cold symptoms, liquefying congestion w/ saline nasal spray & drinking fluids can help; otc cough preps should suffice. For more severe cough, rx w/ Codeine may b needed. For chronic cough, stop smoking, see doc for possible COPD meds. For cough d/t reflux, try otc acid blocker or see doc. For deep, productive coughs, see doc: may need antibiotics & more. Best med is one that works. ...Read more
I had temperature a few days ago it was only a couple degrees I felt sick and achy. The temperature went away now I have congestion in my chest I am?
Flu: This may be a usual course of a flu and should get better within a week. If it does not, it would be worth seeing your doctor. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
I've had sinusitis chest congestion for several weeks, is this normal? How do I get better faster?
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You have had sinusitis and chest congestion for several weeks and it is not normal. Have you been treated or not. And what if any treatment you received. Do you smoke and do you have history of allergies or bronchial asthma.
I will suggest you get checked as you may have bronchitis/pneumonia and acute sinusitis and may need anrtibiotics after evaluation if indicated. ...Read more
My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?
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
Very bad pain in center of my chest bad congestion but unproductive cough pain severe to feeling it on the outside through touch?
Prob chest wall pain: Most likely causes stem from the respiratory infection, which is leading to chest congestion and cough. If cough severe, it may cause tearing of intercostal muscle fibers (mm between the ribs); may be some pleural (lining of the lungs) inflammation, which causes sharp severe pain with cough or deep breath. Since it is on the 'outside' chest, rx underlying infection, w cough suppressant will heal. ...Read more