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3 mo oLD son has a cough, nasal congestion and red cheeks. No fever. What can I do? Will bring up clear pphlegm and gags during couth occasionally

3 mo oLD son has a cough, nasal congestion and red cheeks. No fever. What can I do? Will bring up clear pphlegm and gags during couth occasionally

Cough : it's time to see your doctor. A 3 month old with cough and congestion needs a thorough evaluation from a doctor to make sure all is well. Yourcdoctorvsgsin advise you about how to help your child. I hesitate to give you any more advice until you see your doctor. Go ! ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

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


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Very minor nasal congestion comes and goes, pressure on nose. MD examined concluded no sinusitis. It's definetly not cold I feel like normal . Wht is?

Very minor nasal congestion comes and goes, pressure on nose.  MD examined concluded no sinusitis. It's definetly not cold I feel like normal . Wht is?

Allergy?: Without examining you and obtaining a more complete history it is difficult to say what this is, but you might be having allergic reactions to something. Go back and talk to your doctor and if not satisfied you might want to get a second opinion. Best. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip (constant lump feeling when swallow) & periodic nasal congestion same side, for month. Endoscopy normal, culture negative?

Allergies?: Nasal allergies, septal deviation and chronic sinusitis can cause your symptoms, consult an allergist to identify your triggers and help you with you symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenylephrine for nasal congestion if I had angioplasty surgery before? My blood pressure is normal.

Is it ok to take phenylephrine for nasal congestion if I had angioplasty surgery before? My blood pressure is normal.

Yes: There should be no issues given your history but I wouldn't rely on this medication by itself to treat chronic congestion. Consider nasal sprays as well if congestion becomes a persistent problem. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose?.

Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose?.

Expected: With an upper respiratory tract infection to have some shortness of breath, especially at night, lower airways can be affected too causing such, if you are really suffering see your doctor, you may need some inhaler bronchodilator to use as needed during this attack of upper respiratory tract infection, or may need to see an allergist for comprehensive assessment, goodluck ...Read more

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Should my 2 yr old be seen by a doctor because of his enlarged lymph nodes, nasal congestion, and red, swollen tonsils? He doesn't have a fever and his energy level is pretty normal. He is snoring horribly at night and seems to not be getting good rest. I

Should my 2 yr old be seen by a doctor because of his enlarged lymph nodes, nasal congestion, and red, swollen tonsils? He doesn't have a fever and his energy level is pretty normal. He is snoring horribly at night and seems to not be getting good rest. I

How long?: If this has been present for no more than a few days, then he needs to be checked for an infection including strep throat as mentioned by another doctor. However if this has been going on for more than 10 days, then one must rule out other causes for the lymph enlargement even though viral infection would be my best guess at this time. ...Read more

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Have been taking claratin 10 mg for few days and getting excellent sleep. Does this mean my main pblm is allergy and not nasal congestion?

Have been taking claratin 10 mg for few days and getting excellent sleep. Does this mean my main pblm is allergy and not nasal congestion?

Could be, but: allergy is sort of chronic inflammation, and that can lead to congestion too, if claritin helped, fine, stay on it, use it regularly for sometime, even if you have no symptoms, read the labels carefully to make sure it suits you. If later symptoms develop, and claritin isn't as effective, you may want to see an allergist if u have access to one in your area, or follow up with your ENT specialist ...Read more

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What will dry up nasal congestion?

Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more