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Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Is there any natural remedy i can use for chest congestion, pneumonia, or bronchitis. I get these a lot and am getting another bout now.?

Is there any natural remedy i can use for chest congestion, pneumonia, or bronchitis. I get these a lot and am getting another bout now.?

Fresh air: Clean and fresh air, fruits and vegetables and staying out of trouble will do it! sorry, i don't think any natural remedy including vitamin supplements will cut it. Figure out if you have any immunodeficiency? Or chronic upper or lower respiratory problems? If you address these, it might help better. ...Read more

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I have Wheezing and chest congestion with runny nose. Cough. Clear mucous. I have had for 3 days. Is it allergy? .I had bronchitis Three weeks ago.

I have Wheezing and chest congestion with runny nose. Cough. Clear mucous. I have had for 3 days. Is it allergy? .I had bronchitis Three weeks ago.

Mgt: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viruses which can also trigger wheezing. If you are wheezing, an inhaler called Albuterol is indicated. You may also need to take another medication such as an inhaled steroid, and/or an anti histamine. I would suggest a follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, rest, stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more

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What can someone do for chest congestion?

What can someone do for chest congestion?

Chest congestion: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults. ?

What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults. ?

Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more

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Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

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

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Can gluten worsen chest congestion in toddlers?

No: Chest congestion would not be a symptom of gluten intolerance. Typical symptoms of gluten sensitivity in toddlers involve the gastrointestinal tract and include failure to thrive (poor weight gain), persistent diarrhea, chronic constipation, recurrent abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several  days?

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

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Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Not abnormal: Chest congestion and pharyngitis do appear together, c ur pcp 4 eval strep screen and possible further studies. Get a firm DX then the rx will b more appropriate. ...Read more

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Can sitting in a a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Can sitting in a a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Depends on cause: It depends what is causing chest congestion. If bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia, antibiotics will first line treatment. Sauna/steam room will probably not help.If asthma induced bronchi spasm, heat may exacerbate chest congestion. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion without cough, and little pain in right side of my chest.....?

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

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What home made remedies are effective for kids aged 4 years if he has chest congestion?

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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