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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

Dr. Duane Gels
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion is a symptom of increased secretions in the airways, which often occurs with viral or bacterial infections of the lung or upper airway. Sometimes chest congestion can be a sign of fluid buildup within the lung ...Read more


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

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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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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Please let me know if there is a remedy for a 3 year olds chest congestion that i can buy otc?

Please let me know if there is a remedy for a 3 year olds chest congestion that i can buy otc?

Nasal Saline/Fluids: If your child has nasal congestion, nasal saline drops and gently suctioning out the mucus will help with post nasal drip and cough. For prolonged fever, trouble breathing, prolonged cough, a physician visit is recommended. Monitor his fever and provide fluids to keep your child well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is there any natural remedy i can use for chest congestion, pneumonia, or bronchitis. I get these a lot and am getting another bout now.?

Is there any natural remedy i can use for chest congestion, pneumonia, or bronchitis. I get these a lot and am getting another bout now.?

Preventive measures: If you smoke, stop! if you're exposed to 2nd-hand smoke, avoid it. Eat healthy meals to maintain immune system. If you're around sick people, wash hands (or hand sanitizer) often; avoid touching nose/eyes before sanitizing hands. Try to avoid others' coughs/ sneezes, especially if not covered. Elderberry, astragalus, echinacea, zinc, airborne supposedly help prevent respiratory infections. ...Read more

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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. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more