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Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Cough: One of the most common causes of Night-time cough when laying down is un-diagnosed acid reflux disease. May want to try OTC antacid meds first for a couple of weeks. If no relief then see your PCP for eval and possible imaging. Also if you smoke, try to quit.
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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more

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I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, I wake up in the middle of the night and cough until I cant breath and sometimes vomit?

Waking up in the: Middle of the night with cough/breathing problems can be a sign of acid reflux disease, ongoing infection, sleep apnea, or allergic rhinitis/sinus drainage. You need to be seen by a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus, with phelgm or mucus). The following also describe me: Chest congestion and Nasal congestion. I was told I have pneumonia left lung I feel great but still have the cough is something?

I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus, with phelgm or mucus). The following also describe me: Chest congestion and Nasal congestion. I was told I have pneumonia left lung I feel great but still have the cough is something?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please continue to see your doctor until all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I get ride of my scratchy raspy voice and my chest congestion and bad cough of 3 months?

How can I get ride of my scratchy raspy voice and my chest congestion and bad cough of 3 months?

Could be reflux: A cough that has lasted more than 8 weeks is most often cause by one of four reason: 1. Allergies or post nasal drip 2. Gerd (reflux or heartburn) 3. Asthma that is manifesting as cough 4. Due to medicines, most commonly ace inhibitors which are used for high blood pressure. Of course this is assuming you are not a smoker, if you are then this may be chronic bronchitis. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

Cough: We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more

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My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

My family and I have had recurrent cough/chest congestion and body aches over the past two months (every 2-3 weeks). Worrisome, or just the season?

Family illness: Why would this be "the seasons"? does this happen to your family every year at the same time for months? If not then it is likely an infection that your family is passing around to each member. You need to see the doctor as a family to help determine the cause and prescribe a treatment. This is not normal. ...Read more

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I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?

I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?

Stable?: As long as he is not in pain, taking fluids well and more or less acting normally, this does not sound as if it is an emergency. If this changes or he is having breathing difficulties, call your doctor right away. Or if fever more than 3-4 days. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?

My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?

I would: Yes that would be a good idea to do a complete head to toe exam. I have examined children with vague symptoms to find they have an ear infection or something very treatable. Good luck please see your physician. ...Read more

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11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

Would make an appoin: Virus are very common this time a year. Prolonged viruses or colds sometimes can turn into something more serious. With symptoms for two weeks, I would recommend that your child be seen in the office. Nighttime coughing could be due to post nasal drip or sinusitis (esp if there is fever). Nebulized treatments and/ or antibiotics may be needed esp if there is a history of reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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26m old daughter has chest congestion for over a month with cough n sometimes difficulty breathing. We use hot humidifier n Vicks rub. Suggestions?

26m old daughter has chest congestion for over a month with cough n sometimes difficulty breathing. We use hot humidifier n Vicks rub. Suggestions?

Stop the vicks: This is not unusual at that age. Any previous cold or lower respiratory illness can be aggravated by fragrances like that in vicks. I never recommend that product until school age if ever. I find it prolongs the problem. ...Read more

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My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.

My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.

? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?

10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?

COUGH: It can be caused by anything like virus, allergies or develop bronchiolitis which can be bronchial asthma later. Treatment is supportive. Playful and feeding is good, observe. Not sure, see md. ...Read more

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18 month old vomited once, diarrhea once, now bad chest congestion slight cough and a runny nose with no fever. What could this be?

18 month old vomited once, diarrhea once, now bad chest congestion slight cough and a runny nose with no fever. What could this be?

Viral illness: Sounds like a common viral illness. Do symptomatic treatment. Have the child seen if there is trouble breathing or not getting better after 5 days or so. ...Read more

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Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

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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What is leading to my sinus/cough/chest congestion issues?

Allergies: Most likely related to either seasonal or perennial allergies. Also could be caused by a deviated septum.
Xrays would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can I give Zithromax suspension to my son who is having cough and chest congestion?

Can I give Zithromax suspension to my son who is having cough and chest congestion?

See md: It is not good to give antibiotics if he does not have bacterial infection. It could be a viral infection. I suggest you see your pediatrician to get better idea ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood?

I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood?

Chest Infection: You need to see your doctor.
You are at risk of getting into trouble if you do not sort it out soon.
Please consult with your doctor or go to the hospital for review ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

ABSOLUTELY: These are all cold and flu symptoms--especially the fever. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In early stages, there are medications available to help thwart the symptoms and progression of the flu virus. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

Could be.: If you are adult, you should take Amoxil 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspooful 3 times a day till the cough improves. Also take Allegra 180 mg once at night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

Viral infection?: Have him checked by his pediatrician--how old is he? With all these symptoms make sure he is well hydrated and does not have a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.

I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.

Call 911: If you are truly having difficulty breathing, do not drive yourself. Have someone else drive you or call 911. You should go to the emergency department. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sick while pregnant to ER for chest congestion/ cough if the start in maternity they still treat you there not check baby then send you to ER after...

Sick while pregnant to ER for chest congestion/ cough if the start in maternity they still treat you there not check baby then send you to ER after...

See your OB: I hope you had your flu vaccine! You and your baby need to be checked when you are ill. It is typical that after checking the baby's heart rate, you are sent to the er for a medical condition such as yours. If you are infectious, it is not good for you to be near other pregnant patients until you have been evaluated. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion - fluid/ ...Read more