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What Can I Do To Help Break Up The Congestion Of Bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more
Would reactine or Claritin (loratadine) break up phlegm congestion, or does it have the opposite effect?
No effect: Loratidine or Claritin is an antihistamine blocking the effects of histamine on nerve endings and the cells that form small blood vessels. It helps treat itching, sneezing, runny nose and post nasal drip. It is ineffective for congestion. Topical antihistamine sprays like azelastine snf corticosteroid sprays like fluticasone are effective for congestion. You'll need a prescription from your hcp. ...Read more
What can I do to break up phlegm in a 6 mos olds chest ? He has a low grade fever, congestion, low appetite , vomiting, 5 days ago symptoms started.
Do i need a prescription to buy sterile saline for a nebulizer? Will it work to break up chest congestion? Cough, not wheezing-don't need albuterol.
Not really: Well, looks like you've got the albuterol in case you need it. Keep in mind that sometimes the body's response to inflammed airways is a cough, so albuterol may help that as well. Sterile saline is available at any corner drug store, wal-mart, target, etc. In fact, many wound washes you find in the first-aid section are just sterile saline. Just read the bottle. Good luck, and see your doctor! ...Read more
Honey: Honey is a good remedy for cough especially when mixed with a mild tea. I also have found that mint flavored teas are very soothing to the airways and can open up clogged airways/bronchial tubes especially when the steam from mint flavored teas is inhaled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had bronchitis almost a month,Still have congestion and slight cough, but getting better.Is it weird it's lasting so long?
Hydration, mucolytic: First make sure your asthma is under controlled. Inflammation of your lungs can cause significant mucus buildup. If you have increase mucus because you have upper airway drainage then try saline rinse and Mucinex (guaifenesin) to help thin out the mucus, remember also to stay hydrated. . It is important to see an asthma specialist to determine your triggers and how best to manage your asthma. ...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
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