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Triacting Chest Congestion Medication
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
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
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
Would a simple virus cause my chest pain to worsen. I am taking augmenting allergy medication and nasal spray can I take mucinex for chest congestion?
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
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
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
Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?
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