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Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & don't know that its gone or not. During the 5-day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest?

Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & don't know that its gone or not. During the 5-day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest?

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a different course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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What is/are the best OTC medication/s for nasal and chest congestion?

What is/are the best OTC medication/s for nasal and chest congestion?

Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions.  Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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What can someone do for chest congestion?

What can someone do for chest congestion?

Chest congestion: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults.?

What is the best OTC for chest congestion in adults.?

Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

I have consistent chest congestion, help, any recommendations?

Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more

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Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

Is chest congestion the same as bronchitis?

Not necessarily...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways characterized by a productive cough. Chest congestion can occur as a result of bronchitis but can also be present with other things, like allergies for example. Your doctor can diagnose the reason for congestion so treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Childs chest congestion remedy, what to do?

Chest congestion: It depends on the child's age, whether he has fever, whether he has difficulty breathing and other variables. One thing you can do is have your child breath in hot steam from a hot shower and use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Push fluids but avoid milk. Write back with more specifics. ...Read more

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Can gluten worsen chest congestion in toddlers?

No: Chest congestion would not be a symptom of gluten intolerance. Typical symptoms of gluten sensitivity in toddlers involve the gastrointestinal tract and include failure to thrive (poor weight gain), persistent diarrhea, chronic constipation, recurrent abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

See below: You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza. Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influenza is more severe and is associated with fevers and prostration. If you feel ok and don't have significant fever take over the counter robitussindm. If you have fever and feel poorly get checked out by your md for bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Would it be healthy to lose your voice from chest congestion?

Not abnormal: Chest congestion and pharyngitis do appear together, c ur pcp 4 eval strep screen and possible further studies. Get a firm DX then the rx will b more appropriate. ...Read more

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Can sitting in a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Can sitting in a sauna/steam room help relieve chest congestion?

Depends on cause: It depends on what is causing chest congestion. If bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia, antibiotics will first line treatment. Sauna/steam room will probably not help. If asthma induced bronchi spasm, heat may exacerbate chest congestion. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion without cough, and little pain in right side of my chest.....?

I have chest congestion without cough, and little pain in right side of my chest.....?

Pleurisy?: Pain on the right side of chest without cough could be from different causes varying from pulled muscles to pleural pain from an infection. Chest congestion without cough is rather unusual, though. If the pain continues you may see your doctor for assessment of the cause of chest pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What home made remedies are effective for kids aged 4 years if he has chest congestion?

Honey: Believe it or not, dark honey can be very effective in lightening chest congestion in children over a year of age (and even adults too!). A humidifier or even going in the bathroom and inhaling the mist from a hot shower can also be beneficial if you are trying to avoid "medication" for the chest congestion. ...Read more

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My two month old has really bad chest congestion. Is there anything I can do to help her?

My two month old has really bad chest congestion. Is there anything I can do to help her?

See her doctor: At this age with a bad congestion as you described, better be seen by a doctor, could just be a viral infection, but need to make sure it isn't anything serious, good luck ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for breaking up chest congestion when you have a cold?

Can you suggest some home remedies for breaking up chest congestion when you have a cold?

You bet: Vit c 1000 mg twice a day, oil of oregano one cap twice a day , steam inhalation with euclyptius oil, rub Vicks on back and front of chest, econacea tea or thraflu tea. Zinc lozenges. ...Read more

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I've had sinusitis chest congestion for several weeks, is this normal? How do I get better faster?

NEEDS TO BE TREATED: You have had sinusitis and chest congestion for several weeks and it is not normal. Have you been treated or not. And what if any treatment you received. Do you smoke and do you have history of allergies or bronchial asthma.
I will suggest you get checked as you may have bronchitis/pneumonia and acute sinusitis and may need anrtibiotics after evaluation if indicated. ...Read more

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My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?

Needs pulmonologist: If he is 6 months old and has been nebulised since he was 20 days old have him see a pediatric pulmonologist. This is too long to be ongoing.I hope there is no second hand smoke exposure ...Read more

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My 18 month old has chest congestion. I can tell its breaking up in his chest and he is coughing it up but how do I get it out?

My 18 month old has chest congestion. I can tell its breaking up in his chest and he is coughing it up but how do I get it out?

All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As he is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief.html ...Read more

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My 6 year son is having chest congestion what should I give him? He gets congestion frequently after one or two months what should I do?

Pediatrician: If he is otherwise healthy it may be allergies or reflux. Suggest you take him to see his pediatrician and bring with you a calendar of when he has been congested and all the symptoms. ...Read more

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In theory, can anxiety exacerbate chest congestion? I am not asking if it causes it necessarily, only if it makes it worse, theoretically?

In theory, can anxiety exacerbate chest congestion? I am not asking if it causes it necessarily, only if it makes it worse, theoretically?

Yes,: Anxiety can tighten chest muscles and evoke overall bodily constriction. This can make chest feel worse. Glad to see you are otherwise very healthy. Please consider learning some stress management from a clinical psychologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daugter is 10 months old. She is suffering from chest congestion and cold... She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.

My daugter is 10 months old. She is suffering from chest congestion and cold... She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.

Get her evaluated: At 10 months old, it is important to get your child evaluated since she has not eaten in 4 days. She is at risk of getting sicker, not only from her "cold" but also from malnutrition and possible dehydration. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?

Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?

Nebulizing with: Saline will help just as much as a humidifier/vaporizer. It sounds like the child needs to be checked by a doctor to see if there is a bronchitis or asthma/wheezing. The treatment for those things is different and needs an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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