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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


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I have 9mm nodule on thyroid.. Is it normal to have sore throat, ear ache, headaches and congestion.. ?

If you are: Trying to relate this to a 9mm thyroid nodule then you are somewhat off track. A thyroid nodule and what sounds like a self limited upper respiratory tract infection are unrelated conditions. ...Read more

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Does frozen teether make any throat congestion in baby?

Does frozen teether make any throat congestion in baby?

No: A frozen teether helps soothe baby's gums during teething. There should not be any relation to throat congestion. The nose may get somewhat numb but, baby won't be able to tell you that. ...Read more

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Having sinusitis, what is the best way to cure throat congestion?

Having sinusitis, what is the best way to cure throat congestion?

Congestion: I'd recommend using an OTC decongestant as long as you don't have any blood pressure problems. Also, using an OTC antihistamine would be beneficial. Warm salt water gargles. Sinus rinses also help. Using a humidifier. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for frequent throat congestion and irritation?

What could be the cause for frequent throat congestion and irritation?

Allergies, other: Post nasal drip from allergies and sinusitis is a common cause of throat irritation. Acid reflux (which is a cause of heartburn) can also irritate the throat. (see dr. Melder's comment below). ...Read more

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I woke up with a lot of congestion this morning that has since gone away. it scared me because it was so bad. had to keep clearing my throat. could t?

I woke up with a lot of congestion this morning that has since gone away. it scared me because it was so bad.  had to keep clearing my throat. could t?

Recurrent problem?: Sudden congestion is usually caused by viral infection or irritant exposure. If recurring, if you've had sinus infections, or if you have other typical symptoms (can include nasal drip, sneezing, itchy eyes/ears/throat, ear fullness, headache) then consider an evaluation for different (allergic and non-allergic) types of chronic rhinitis ...Read more

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What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

Congestion can come: From viral upper respiratory infection, bacterial uri, sinus infection, inflammation of larynx or trachea or bronchi. Cause generally determines treatment: mucolytics, cough meds, saline gargle, antibiotics (bacterial infxn), humidification. See doc if persistent fever or prolonged/severe cough. Avoid cigarette smoke or other triggers. ...Read more

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How to treat congestion by draing & cough from my throat every day?

How to treat congestion by draing & cough from my throat  every day?

Find the cause: While there are several medications that may help improve symptoms of nasal congestion, post nasal drip and cough, the best approach would be to identify why the symptoms are occurring. Possibilities include allergies, chronic sinus inflammation or infection, and even stomach acid reflux. Especially since the drainage is "every day", see a specialist ENT or allergist who can find cause. ...Read more

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I have a really bad scratchy throat and bad congestion, so what can I do?

See your doctor!: This is the kind of stuff doctors are really good at treating. The sore throat may well be controllable by gargling with warm water mixed with a bit of honey and lemon juice, but the congestion may require somewhat more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more