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Home Remedy For Chest Congestion In Kids
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
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
Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?
Absolutely Not: Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more
Adult, earache, clr drainage, pain, dizzy, some throat pain under ears, low fever(new), no ins. home remedy? for over a week. Thank you!
Honey: Believe it or not, dark honey can be very effective in lightening chest congestion in children over a year of age (and even adults too!). A humidifier or even going in the bathroom and inhaling the mist from a hot shower can also be beneficial if you are trying to avoid "medication" for the chest congestion. ...Read more
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?
Environmental: allergens you need to be tested.They cause post nasal drip which makes you cough plus itchy throat. Cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is also a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits. ...Read more
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
Why is he coughing: The fact that he has a recurrent cough is somewhat bothersome. The best medicine is always finding the cause. If your child just has a plain cold with a cough, there are some cough medicines that are a bit more "natural" if you will. Youay want to try zarbee's all natural cough syrup. Be aware it is not recommended for kids under a year old. ...Read more
Warm Washcloth: If you prefer not to give ibuprofen, try warming a washcloth, not too hot, and having the child lay it over the affected ear. This will provide some temporary relief, repeat as needed. If you are looking for a medicine to give, then of course ibuprofen will help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?
No: Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny. I would try and use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always! ...Read more
1 yr old with chest congestion for 7 days coughs but not frequent and not productive. No fever. Can hear the congestion when breathing Go to dr?
Yes. Your child is : at the upper end of the age range for bronchiolitis caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or may have bronchial spasm in reaction to another respiratory virus. His doctor will distinguish small-airway wheezes from large-airway rattles. Cough & cold medications are not given to children < 6 years old, but If indicated, bronchodilators are prescribed for infants & children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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