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What Can I Do To Help Break Up The Congestion Of Bronchitis
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
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
I have bronchitis was given arizomiacin and prednosone 20mg take advsir and peo air for asthma what czn i tske otc to help congestion?
N-acetylcysteine,: called NAC, is the name for the active ingredient in Mucomist. See Wikipedia. You can obtain capsules OTC (600 mg). It is effective for loosening secretions if taken orally--and it is good for you--it helps prevent lung inflammation, and is a free-radical scavenger. Interestingly, it is also the treatment for acetaminophen poisoning. Guaifenesin is hardly better than a placebo. ...Read more
Serious lung congestion for weeks. Initially treated for bronchitis...Didn't help. 2nd visit - treated 4 pneumonia?
Cough and congestion for 3 yrs no specialist or my pcp seems like they cannot find anything but acid reflux or bronchitis. Nothing has helped. ?
4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried plz help ?
The treatment: may be insufficient and she may need additonal medications like used for asthma. May need her antibiotic to be change to another kind depending the sputum culture result. Also a chest x-ray is in order. Call her pediatrician or seek a pediatrician's attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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