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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.

Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.

My Pleasure: Steam Inhalation. Ginger tea, Gargle with salt and warm water.
Advil or Aleve for sore throat, Headache and fever.
Mucinex DM for expectoration and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for Congestion.
Camomile tea at night for help sleep. ...Read more

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Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat. Can't take OTC meds, I take too many prescription meds. Home remedies plz?

Natural remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Natural Remedies: 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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Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Cough: Many coughs clear up by themselves but some do not - pneumonia, sinusitis, reflux, asthma and allergy are some of the causes of chronic cough that respond to treatment. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

What are some natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Cough: When given accurately, homeopathic remedies in 30c potency can often help acute symptoms of cough & congestion. Bryonia alba helps with coughs that go down into the chest -- & cough is dry, hard, & painful. Patient holds onto the chest. Causticum has dry, irritated cough -- worse from laughing, talking, or any sort of air friction. It's a main remedy for bronchitis. Coccus cacti: paroxysms. ...Read more

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My fiance had a cold that was going around that landed him home sick for 4 days. Now he has chest congestion and a cough for the last 2 weeks. Help?

My fiance had a cold that was going around that landed him home sick for 4 days. Now he has chest congestion and a cough for the last 2 weeks. Help?

Seems...: It seems that after the initial cold symptoms he never fully recovered from that. The fact that symptoms are worse and lasted for so long makes us think he could be having a bacterial infection of some sort, could be sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia. The only way to definitely tell is to have him see his doctor for exam, diagnosis and possible antibiotic treatment. ...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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How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and decrease the cough and congestion that result from that inflammation. You need a thorough evaluation by a doctor to help you identify the cause of your chest symptoms. ...Read more

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Pleasse help me! How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Pleasse help me! How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors like smoking or having shortenss of breath, fever and chills, you really should see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a sore throAt and chest congestion and cough. Do I need an antibiotic??

I have a sore throAt and chest congestion and cough. Do I need an antibiotic??

Don't know: Can't make that determination without an assessment. This may or may not be related to bacterial infection. ...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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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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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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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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Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & don't know that its gone or not. During the 5 day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest?

Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & don't know that its gone or not. During the 5 day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest?

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a different course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this chest congestion and this cough?

How do I get rid of this chest congestion and this cough?

How long have you: How long have you had the chest congestion and cough for? Do you have any lung issues or do you smoke? Any other medical problems? These factors will affect how your cough and chest condition are treated. Check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cough and chest congestion, I feel weak and fatigued. Feels like there is 10 pounds on my chest. What is going on?

I have a cough and chest congestion, I feel weak and fatigued. Feels like there is 10 pounds on my chest. What is going on?

Chest congestion: Chest tightness, pressure, cough and congestion can be related to several issues including: heart problems, lung problems including infections, asthma, tumor. The diagnosis list will be different depending on other symptoms, medications, etc. When dealing with respiratory or heart issues, it is best to seek diagnosis and treatment urgently. ...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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I had a cold, my cough is gone but I still have chest congestion. What can I do?

It is hard to make d: It is hard to make diagnosis without seeing a patient. See your pcp its for your benefits. ...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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I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

Cold vs. Allergy: It may be a minor cold. Newborns are very susceptible to cold viruses, since there immune system is not well developed.
No medicine is recommened. Okay to take outside, but everyone handling baby whould wash their hands and no one with a cold should be allowed to hold. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

Symptom control: Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age as they can cause problems. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Guaifenesin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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2 y/o w ear infec bin on amoxicilin for 5 dy fever gon is playful but stil no apetit n chest congestion n cough as bad as day1. Switch antib?

2 y/o w ear infec bin on amoxicilin for 5 dy fever gon is playful but stil no apetit n chest congestion n cough as bad as day1. Switch antib?

Otitis media: You may have continue the same abx, as it appears it has helped as the fever went down and child is playful. However if he is not improving in the next five days, you may have to take him back to the doctor. ...Read more

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Chest Congestion (Definition)

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