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How Long Does Nasal Congestion Associated With Common Cold Last
Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more
My four week old daughter has a ton of nasal congestion and runny nose today. How do I know if this is the common cold or something more serious?
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?
I went to ENT and was diagnosed with allergies. Is it common to have a slight headache w/ nasal congestion as a symptom? How long will it last?
My 8wo baby has been plagued with nasal congestion. No fever. How can I make him comfortable? And how long does this usually last?
Congestion: You can use a saline nasal spray to loosen secretions and a small rubber bulb to gently aspirate much of this material out. These conditions can be present for variable durations depending on what is causing them. If allergy, may be there quite long until you identify the offending agent and remove or desensitize. If viral, usually about a week, but may be longer depending on the virus and baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication ( they are 6 months ) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage.Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?
How long do stuffy nose from a common cold last? I cannot take this blocked nose anymore so could you please tell me how long it lasts?
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