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How To Clear Chest Congestion In Infants
Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?
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Cough in chidren sma: Small children unfortunately can not cough up the mucus and the just swallow it, which is ok, as it does not cause any ill effects.Cough in small children should not be suppressed, but if there is coexisting bronchospasm or pneumonia it should be appropritely treated.There is no need for cough medicines in this age group as it does not help much and can be harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often get mild allergies and post nasal drip into my lungs as a result. Can the constant and chronic phlegm in lungs lead to asthma over time?
No: It is rather the opposite, asthma means chronic inflammation of the airways, whether that inflammation is due to an allergen or not , yet to be determined by testing. Chronic inflammation leads to increased sectetion of the mucus glands in the airways causing the increased sputum production and further narrowing of the airways. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...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
Chest percussion : Sometimes the chest congestion you heard is actually a sound transmits from the upper airway, i.e. Nose or throat. If your baby really has chest congestion, he/she may breathe a lot faster than normal, nasal flaring, chest retraction and even with some wheezing sound. If your baby is breathing with the above symptoms, please bring to the doctor. ...Read more
After heart bye pass surgery in aug.2006 had to take de congestion spray to breathe comfortably.Coupled with that is the nagging cough without phlegm.
Would recommend : A discussion with your physician as this may represent many things. ...Read more
Saline and suction.: You can use saline nasal drops, which can be purchased over-the-counter and a bulb syringe/nasal aspirator, which you may have received in the hospital after the infant's birth. Otherwise you can purchase one in the pharmacy. Put the drops in the nostrils and attempt to aspirate the loosened mucous with the aspirator. Even if you can't aspirate any mucous, the saline will loosen it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Green mucus in throat, nose for over a week, with cough. Slight tingle in lungs. How to know if infection is bacterial or viral?
What is the best way to clear nasal/sinus congestion? I seem to have the congestion every winter.
How long does a viral respiratory infection last in infants and toddlers? And can their eye puff up because of it?
Varies: Most simple colds will run their course in a week or so. The occasional kid that picks up the RSV virus will peak and improve within a week but may have intermittent wheeziness and cough for a month or more. When your kid seems to feel bad and have difficulty keeping up with fluid needs it is time to have them evaluated. ...Read more
How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?
How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between chest congestion and congestion in ears, nose, and throat. 4 y/o cough sounds more congested. Concerned 4 pneumo?
Cough = chest: Pulling on ears= ear pain runny/ mucus in nose/ mouth breathing= nasal congestion a baby can have any combination of these symptoms with or without a fever , and have pneumonia.If looks and acts sick, not eating/drinking normally/not alert...U must take to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asrhmatic..Saturday may inhale half a peanut.Had lots of ldness in chest especially after coughing up clear to white mucous.No fever?
Foreign body: Inhalation of one half of a peanut may or may not result in further pulmonary problems. Usually this will be coughed out or broken down in the bronchi and not cause disease, but can be the source of blockage with post-obstructive atelectasis and pneumonia. If you develop any further symptoms you should be seen by your doctor asap, or if your asthma recurs, or any difficulty breathing. Good luck. ...Read more
Nasal saline: Keeping the nasal passages clear of mucous with generous amounts of nasal saline & suction is your best basic rx. The saline thins the mucous so it can drain out of the narrow nasal passages & more air can move through. ...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
What is the best medicine for ear and nose congestion plus post nasal drip that will not cause insomnia or my heart to race?
Yes: Saline drops/gel the safest way to treat congestion when pregnant. Decongestants like sudafed or phenylephrine are pregnancy category c which advises weighing risk of fetal injury (animal studies only) against benefit to mother. Vaporizer can moisten dry air & loosen mucus for easier removal. ...Read more
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