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Home Remedies For Noisy Breathing
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
Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more
No: The cough of whooping cough is very frustrating because it is so unresponsive to typical treatments for other types of cough. Cough suppressants usually don't work and asthma medications also fail including oral steroids. About 1/3 of the time I have had some success by using Azithromycin on a daily basis. Talk to your physician about trying this antibiotic for its anti inflammatory effects. ...Read more
Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more
Nasal Congestion: You are limited at that age. The first step is to use some saline drops and a suction bulb syringe. If this child doesn't tolerate suctioning the nose that way, you can try a little saline spray to moisten the nose and clear it out. You can also use an oral decongestant to open the nose up. ...Read more
Not many: Unfortunately most home remedies have not been shown to be effective. There is promising evidence for some chinese herbal remedies. Avoiding things you are allergic to, avoiding irritants such as smoke helps. Covering your face so that your breath warms and moistens the air helps in cold air and with exercise. ...Read more
Multiple reason: Although there are multiple reasons for bad breath, one reason is bacteria in your mouth and particularly the ones that cause gum disease. To eliminate that from the equation make sure you get a professional dental checkup/ cleaning, and be on top of home care specially flossing and brushing teeth and tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright. Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright. ...Read more
My chest is always tight and I have noisy breathing when I take deep breaths in a silent room.What's causing this everyday ?
Tight Chest: Joseph, this sounds like asthma or a variant of it. Need to see your healthcare provider. A simple test called a spirometry (which most healthcare providers can do in their office) can provider some important info, as well as a good history by the provider and good medical examination. Good luck. ...Read more
9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.
Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath,sub costal recession ,difficult noisy breathing,wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?
Yes: That pattern is typical for a lower respiratory infection and or asthma. The need for treatment would depend on how it interferes with the kids regular activities. If playful and feeding well, monitor.I may gradually improve.If it interferes with feeding/play and or the kid looks sick, get it checked. ...Read more
2.5y/o with noisy breathing, snoring, short pauses in breathing during sleep. Tonsillar hypertrophy= 2-3+. Does this indicate tonsillectomy?
Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. had tracheostomy. now shez 1yr.she has noisy breathing since operation. reacts to asthma meds.Asthma or Operation?
Mgt: A virtual appointment would be helpful so that her medical records, surgical treatment may be further evaluated. Following trach placement, airway noise is common and often due to mucus, air leak and possibly tissue in the trach. What sort of reaction does she have ? Does she improve? Asthma medications help to open the airway below the trach and can help her bronchospasm. ...Read more
I think my 8 month old baby might have croup, he has a barking cough (at night) noisy breathing and runny nose. What should I do?
Very weak voice, pain in one side of throat for 2 weeks now, noisy breathing, trouble swallowing, ENT found nothing in scope. What now?
14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?
ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more
Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention.A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening.The short answer-no! you need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more
I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?
GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more
Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?
Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?
No: Although high-dose Medrol can increase your heart rate, use of bronchodilator or uncontrolled asthma may be another cause. I noted that you are on Toprol (metoprolol) which may render your asthma more difficult to control and you should discuss this with your doctor preferably a B/C allergist. ...Read more
Labored breathing: Hello ~ your age is not stated and no history which is vital so to be safe all I can say is "see a doctor" ! thanks ...Read more
Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using.If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodic breathing: Pauses in breathing in the neonates are called "periodic breathing". It occurs in 80% of full term and 100% of preterm babies. These pauses are usually brief ( 3 seconds). If they are brief and are not associated with changes in color (cyanosis or pallor) or a drop in heart rate, then it does not require treatment and resolve with time ( by 44 weeks post-conception). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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