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How To Break Up Chest Congestion In Children With Home Remedies
I wake up in the middle of the night with both a runny and blocked nose. No meds to take. What home remedies can I use?
Check environment: I'm guessing something is present in your bedroom you are sensitive to. Start by doing a 'mega-cleaning' to your bedroom. Get rid of things that trap dust, cover your mattress and pillows with a completely enclosed vinyl casing before the linens go on, and make sure you wash bedding at least twice weekly. Try saline rinse and neti pot (both available over the counter) when symptoms do occur. ...Read more
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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
Sore throat; coughing up mucus with circles of blood; what can I do (example: home remedies or medicines) until i can get to my doctor on monday?
3 year old has congestion and a cough. What are some more natural ways to clear it up? Saline and shower steam dont seem to be helping.
See Your Doctor Now: More info needed in order to make safe recommendations for your 3 yo child: duration of symptoms, fever, past medical history, & more. Viruses are very frequent cause of such symptoms however complications do occur eg. Pneumonia, Bronchospasm & more. Be aware children have limited communication skills, clues to worsening may be easily missed. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Fluids and rest: The basis of treatment was rest and fluids. At that time Aspirin was used for children but is is no longer used for flu like illnesses due to its association with reyes syndrome. Decongestants as nasal sprays and orlly will help. Now Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen and used to treat fever adn muscle aches. Using a vaporizor may help break up congestion and ease respiratory symptoms. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby has a running nose. What can I do to make it easier for her comfort. Are there house remedies to get rid of the running nose?
Suction: You can suction the nose if the mucus is thick or obstructing breathing. You can also use saline nose drops in the nose as often as needed to thin out the mucus, so it can be cleared. Sometimes letting them sit in a car seat or reclined seat will help. A vaporizer or humidifier can also help sometimes. ...Read more
Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically
See your doctor: For a prescription medication, you need assessment, may need an allergist/immunologist evaluation, you most probably have an upper and lower airways involvement due to an environmental trigger, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
Will sodium chloride rinsing solution in nebulizer, assist in thinning mucous and help me to cough it up. I have bronchiectasis
It may: It may aid with breaking up the mucus. ...Read more
Can a dry air cause nasal blockage for infants? My 7weeks old baby,whenever we go the city house and come back to the country she breaths differently!
Yes it can: Moisturize with saline nasal drops often if this happens, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Options.: 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more
What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?
See a doctor: That problem is going to require an exam and likely some testing to diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Motion sickness: There are medications available however they would need to be prescribed by a pediatrician. It is worth noting, however, the american academy of pediatrics suggests trying to deal with motion sickness in children by focusing youngsters' attention away from their queasiness. Listen to the radio or tapes, watch movies, sing or talk. Also, direct their attention at things outside the car, not at books or games, and make sure they look out the front windowwhere there appears to be less motion. ...Read more
What can I do reduce minor phlem build up it's more evident in the morning. And when leaving from warm indoor air to cooler outdoor temperature?
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