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Son 5.5 yrs has wet cough with mild congestion and no other symptoms. He is eating and drinking.

Son 5.5 yrs has wet cough with mild congestion and no other symptoms.  He is eating and drinking.

Watchful waiting: A five year old with a cough and congestion for a few days can be watched at home and treated with fluids, humidifier and perhaps an OTC cough product (although they probably are not very effective). Your child should be seen by a doctor if there is wheezing, short of breath, fever, unable to drink fluids, or just "looks real sick" to you, especially if it lingers. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Day 13 of a cold. I feel fine but have mild congestion that's causing some post nasal drip &hence coughs. Is 13 days unusually long?

Day 13 of a cold. I feel fine but have mild congestion that's causing some post nasal drip &hence coughs.  Is 13 days unusually long?

Not for this one: I have seen many patients (particularly those who have exposure to young children) to have a cough for more than 3 wks from the viral infection. Yes it is uncommonly long but not for this virus. ...Read more

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I think I have enterovirus- headache, mild congestion, localized rash on belly that lasted two days.Should I get tested to see if this is what I have?

I think I have enterovirus- headache, mild congestion, localized rash on belly that lasted two days.Should I get tested to see if this is what I have?

Diarrhea???: You forgot the main symptom of enter overall infection---- ie GI symptoms. Anyway, testing for it will not change course of action and management. Sounds like some sort of viral infection ( even if not enterovirus!). All viral illnesses run 7-10 day course--- with or without treatment. Just keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

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Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Yep.: Either could be - or both. Many questions like: for how long, previous times - same symptoms? What else are you taking? Etc. I thinkyou want your dr to check this out. ...Read more

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I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.

I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.

Viral syndrome?: This sounds like a viral syndrome, but it could of course be something more serious like angina-equivalent as well. I would have my primary care physician check me out first and obtain a chest x-ray and an ekg. ...Read more

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I have had a mildly sore throat for about 2 weeks. 2 white dots on tonsil that are small but growing. No fever, mild congestion. Anything I can do?

I have had a mildly sore throat for about 2 weeks. 2 white dots on tonsil that are small but growing. No fever, mild congestion. Anything I can do?

Tonsillar stones?: You may be having an illness but the duration of the symptoms and the persistence of white spots on the tonsils suggests tonsillar stones, a not serious but bothersome condition. Your doctor can help you make a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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Got the flu 3days ago&have had mostly fever&mild congestion.Now getting a sore throat. Always cold&weak. Starting to worry, feeling worse, visit er?

Got the flu 3days ago&have had mostly fever&mild congestion.Now getting a sore throat. Always cold&weak. Starting to worry, feeling worse, visit er?

Virus: It appears that your virus is working its way down to the throat and later the trachea(windpipe). This is not unusual for the flu and you're still in the viral stage. I would sit tight for now with tylenol (acetaminophen) unless there is worsening fever, shaking chills and heavy cough which could indicate a bacterial infection and probable need for an exam and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Cold Symptoms: I understand your discomfort. Cold symptoms may last up to 1 week. Please be concerned and see the physician for: productive cough which is yellow or green increased congestion in the chest persistent fever over 101 degrees pain in the ears difficulty in swallowing wheezing. ...Read more

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I am on Differin (adapalene) cream .1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

I am on Differin (adapalene) cream .1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

Differin (adapalene): It depends. Your acne my at first, get worse before it gets better.If you have been using differin (adapalene) for a month with no results, see a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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Dizziness, mild tinnitus, congestion, no pain in ears, sensitivity to sharp noises. Is this an ear infection?

Dizziness, mild tinnitus, congestion, no pain in ears, sensitivity to sharp noises. Is this an ear infection?

It may be: The best course would be to go and get examined by an ENT physician. You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction or one of another dozen entities. Go and get seen. Hope you improve soon. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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