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How Long Does Chest Congestion Associated With Bronchiolitis Last
My daugter is 10 months old..She is suffering from chest congestion and cold...She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.
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
I have had chest congestion since halloween. I can't seem to get over it. I've been to my dr. He gave me a steriod shot last week. I feel drained?
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 3 yr old has moderate chest congestion, after having a mild fever a few days ago. Fever gone. How long is ok with congestion before taking to dr?
Be patient, mom!: As long as your child is not asthmatic, viral upper respiratory infections (aka colds) resolve in about 2 weeks. Try honey, mentholated rubs and delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough relief, but avoid otc cold symptom relievers. Red flags: return of fever, marked lethargy or unusual irritability, audible wheezing or marked difficulty breathing. ...Read more
REST: The definition of rest is to not work. It can be expounded into "to not work out'. When one is ill the recommendation to rest and hydrate are very real. ...Read more
I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.
I've been running a fever and suffering from chest congestion for the last couple of days. Mucinex (guaifenesin) doesn't seem to be effective. Any suggestions?
I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?
Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more
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