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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Throat/ chest pain: May be pleurisy/ but also consider gastritis, GERD, can try ranitidine, maalox and if there is no improvement ocnsider 1-2 motrin (if not allergic), . Rarely can be clot (check d-dimer) or cardiac/vascular (EKG, troponin) so would f/u with doc today. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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.
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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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What is the best medication for caugh and chest congestions?

What is the best medication for caugh and chest congestions?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

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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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?

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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Can you suggest some home remedies for breaking up chest congestion when you have a cold?

You bet: Vit c 1000 mg twice a day, oil of oregano one cap twice a day, steam inhalation with euclyptius oil, rub Vicks on back and front of chest, econacea tea or thraflu tea. Zinc lozenges. ...Read more

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I've had sinusitis chest congestion for several weeks, is this normal? How do I get better faster?

NEEDS TO BE TREATED: 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

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My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

Needs pulmonologist: If he is 6 months old and has been nebulised since he was 20 days old have him see a pediatric pulmonologist. This is too long to be ongoing. I hope there is no second hand smoke exposure ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

Nasal congestion (stuffiness) ...Read more