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Home Remedies For Chest Congestion And Cough In Toddlers
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Yes if: Check with your doctor for safety and to see if this is appropriate or not enough treatment. ...Read more
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
Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.
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
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
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
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
10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?
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
Don't know: Can't make that determination without an assessment. This may or may not be related to bacterial infection. ...Read more
Started flu like symptoms saturday til present, fever gone, sinus clear, chest congestion and cough, now mild. Voice is hoarse, no pain. Should I worry?
Don't worry,: But if it persists, see pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?
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
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
Most likely related to either seasonal or perennial allergies. Also could be caused by a deviated septum.
Xrays would be helpful. ...Read more
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
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
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
Experiencing sinus/chest congestion with a cough at night for a few weeks following a cold. Dr prescribed zmax but I'm not sure about diagnosis.
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
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?
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