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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.
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.
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
I have been prescribed Z-Pac by Health Tap on Monday and today is my last day and I still have chest congestion and head congestion.
Reconsider dx.: The question is what may be causing your chest congestion. If it is from a cold, Zpak or any other abx would not have made any difference. If you do have sinusitis, you may require a different abx. If these symptoms have been present for months, you may well have an allergic condition with nasal and chest involvement. We need more details. ...Read more
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?
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 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
What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.
I took Azithromycin for chest congestion and I itched one day, but it was the day after my last dose. Is that related?? Should I take that antibiotic
Should be ok: It is unlikely that you have an allergy to this medication. ...Read more
Symptoms are chest congestion, productive cough, headache, diarrhea. No fever. Feels like the flu but it is not debilitating. Got my flu shot last year
Dx:strep throat 2x this month then chest congestion 1/2 thru meds. Is this normal and how do I combat it? Last lasted 5 months, lots phlegm.
Xray/CT: Of lungs and CT of sinuses. No infection should last 5 months. I suggest a full ENT examination and cultures of throat and sinuses. ...Read more
My 2 1/2 son has had chest congestion for 2weeks now, vomiting last few days yellow awful smelling stool today a few times, stomach pains and fussy?
Viral: Sounds lie he had an upper respiratory issue and now has a stomach virus! foul smelling stool (so nasty you have to get diapers out of the house or flush immediately) may indicate rotavirus. If he cannot keep anything down he needs to be seen. Homeopathic podophyllum can help right now as well. If he is getting worse have him seen today. ...Read more
Can severe sore throat and chest congestion, cough last for over a week in 3 yrs old. He had 101 fever 1 night only. Today is his 3rd dy on antibiotics?
Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways characterized by a productive cough. Chest congestion can occur as a result of bronchitis but can also be present with other things, like allergies for example. Your doctor can diagnose the reason for congestion so treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
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
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
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