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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
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
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
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
Can I take Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) cough and mucus while breaatfeeding? My baby is 14 weeks. I have a chest cold and am worried he will get rsv
I got home and noticed my husband has swelling above his left temple-about 3"L and 2"D.He has a chest cold and bad coughing but no sinus pressure.?
Please take him to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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
Hello, I'm not quite sure who to ask about this but I need some quick advice. I believe I have a chest cold of some kind. I keep coughing, and when I?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.
Had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago and have a chest cold now. Cough syrup and Vicks rub won't stop the painful cough. Suggestions?
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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
I feel like I am getting a chest cold. Is it possible for this to affect my nipples by making them sore?
Usually not: Did your nipples have any kind of trauma recently? ...Read more
Maybe: You should see your doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
I have had a chest cold over the last week. Now I have a persistent cough that won't go away. Still spitting up green gunk. Is the end of the cold?
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a chest cold & I'm coughing up phlegm, but I am also wheezing. Is this a cause for concern? I don't have a pcp, so I would have to go to the er
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