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Should a child go swimming when he has a chest cold?

Should a child go swimming when he has a chest cold?

Exercise a cold?: There is a very simple rule. If your symptoms are above the neck, do anything you want. If your symptoms are also below the neck -- fever, muscle aches, fatigue, for example -- you should avoid exertion. Sitting in warm water is not a problem with a cold, but anything that makes you shiver will just make it harder to fight off your illness. A chest cold is just a cold with post nasal drip. ...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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Took my 5 year old son swimming and about half hour later he would have random coughs why? Last time he caught a chest cold from this pool. Assuming?

Took my 5 year old son swimming and about half hour later he would have random coughs why? Last time he caught a chest cold from this pool. Assuming?

Irritant or allergy: Another possible explanation is that he is reacting to the chlorine in the pool. That would be an irritant not an allergic reaction. There also could be something in the area of the pool to which he is allergic. To test this see how he does after swimming in non-chlorinated water - either salt water swimming pool or fresh water like a lake. ...Read more

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Can you go in a pool with my child who has a chest cold?

Can you go in a pool with my child who has a chest cold?

Not a good idea: Children who have chest colds (heavy chest congestion) should not be in swimming pools. They should be home in bed so that they can heal and also so they do not infect others. ...Read more

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My 6 moth baby have a chest cold what can I do?

My 6 moth baby have a chest cold what can I do?

See doctor: There are many infections this time of the year - some can cause significant disease. Since the baby is young you should see your doctor to make sure nothing severe is present such as pneumonia or wheezing. You didn't mention if fever was present but this would increase concerns. In general avoid cough and cold products. Keep nose clear with saline irrigation. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant and I have a chest cold, no fever just really bad cough and baby hasn't been moving much should I be concerned?

40 weeks pregnant and I have a chest cold, no fever just really bad cough and baby hasn't been moving much should I be concerned?

Pregnancy/cold: Since you are nearly about to deliver it would not hurt to let your obstetrician see you and examine you. Have a great baby and enjoy. ...Read more

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What are the complications from getting a chest cold after having Chemo?

What are the complications from getting a chest cold after having Chemo?

Watch counts: You should know your blood counts. If low watch your fever...you are at risk for bacterial infections like pneumonia when the Wbc counts are low. Inform your doctor for any fever. ...Read more

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What's goid for a chest cold?

What's goid for a chest cold?

Rest, fluids: Get as much rest as you can, and drink lots of liquids. Tea with honey and lemon can help the symptoms, you also might get some relief from halls cough drops. ...Read more

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Have a chest cold and now weird pains throughout chest. Is this normal?

Have a chest cold and now weird pains throughout chest. Is this normal?

Yes: Sometimes with a chest cold we can have some aches and pains in your chest. If you hear wheezing when you breath or have a very deep cough or shortness of breath you should be checked for pneumonia by a doctor or nurse practitioner. Otherwise some minor aches and pains can be triggered by the coughing. ...Read more

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"how do you get rid of a chest cold? "

Time: If due to a virus then you have to wait it out. If symptoms persist it may be something else in the respiratory system that is contributing. ...Read more

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What's the difference between allergies and a chest cold?

What's the difference between allergies and a chest cold?

Many things: There are some similar symptoms but allergies shouldn't cause fevers and colds shouldn't last all season. If an otc antihistamine doesn't help and you don't improve within a week or so you should see your primary ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve asthma during a chest cold?

What do you suggest to relieve asthma during a chest cold?

Asthma: Usually upper respiratory infections can trigger asthma and increased the dose of medications you use usually helps, under the guidance of your physician. A rescue inhaler is also used for acute relief of attacks. I suggest you seen an allergist if you have not seen one yet to better manage your asthma. ...Read more

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My voice has been gone for 3 days now... Due to a chest cold. How can I get my voice back??

My voice has been gone for 3 days now... Due to a chest cold. How can I get my voice back??

Waiting: You suffered from pharyngitis and vocal cord involvement. .. You can use warm water gargling that may help or just give it a few more days. .. It will return! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Getting over chest cold, now when I breathe my chest feels irritated and inflamed. Is this normal after a chest cold with lots of coughing?

Getting over chest cold, now when I breathe my chest feels irritated and inflamed. Is this normal after a chest cold with lots of coughing?

Chest cold: DNichols~ yes, indeed the coughing may go on for some time after the acute inflammation has settled. Use steam inhalations to break up the mucus, add something like Vicks to boiling water and place towel over head and inhale for few mins. This thins mucus and helps to clear. If sputum clear continue if not and symptoms worse see MD thanks ...Read more

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Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie

Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie

Time, rest, liquids: Inhalation of steam, eucalyptus, sauna, lots of things to help. Usually the lungs and nose are tied together (one airway theory), so decongesting that for a few days (3 or less)with over the counter oxymetazoline and using nasal saline may help. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of a cold? My daughter is 12 and has had hives all over for 2 days and now on the 3rd day she seems to be getting a chest cold.

Maybe: Allergies can present with cold symptoms. If "cold symptoms" do not resolve in 5-6 days and linger, it may be due to either allergies or a consequence of allergies, like a sinus infection. Hives are very common with allergies. ...Read more

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How come I always get reflux and heartburn when I have a chest cold?

How come I always get reflux and heartburn when I have a chest cold?

Other way round: Mostly people who have acid reflux keep on complaining as the have cough and cold. ...Read more

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Would I be misdiagnosed with COPD if I have a chest cold at the time of the xray?

COPD: It is easy to misdiagnosed with copd. Some patient diagnosed with COPD may have other causes of shortness of breath. X ray findings of COPD are rather non-specific. ...Read more

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I have a bad head cold. At what point do I think it a chest cold and at what point would I need to get antibiotics?

I have a bad head cold. At what point do I think it a chest cold and at what point would I need to get antibiotics?

Superinfection: Colds, or upper respiratory infections, are most commonly cause by viral infections which resolve on their own in 3-7 days. Viral infections do NOT respond to antibiotics. However, when your immune system is taxed by fighting the viral infection, bacterial infections can set in. Symptoms that do not improve within a few days, worsening symptoms, new fever or chest pain warrants a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.

I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.

Chest pain/coughing: Be examined again. Either the infection has not resolved or your cough has strained your chest and it is chest wall pain. All the best. ...Read more

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If you have a chest cold is it a bad idea to drink alcoholic beverages?

If you have a chest cold is it a bad idea to drink alcoholic beverages?

If U have a chest: Cold u can see your PCP to find out it is just cold or u have also infection, and u can try to rest. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

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