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Dr. Duane Gels
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

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Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating, Diagnosed viral tracheitis, I think its worse?

Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating, Diagnosed viral tracheitis, I think its worse?

Determine the cause: Depending on the cause, the treatment can be given. A majority of chronic coughs can be associated with 1.Asthma 2.Post nasal drip 3. Acid reflux. For more acute conditions such as what you describe, should be explored in greater detail with a physician who will also perform a physician exam. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion that I can feel up to my neck. When I cough, I get a very sharp pain. What could be the cause of this?

I have chest congestion that I can feel up to my neck. When I cough, I get a very sharp pain. What could be the cause of this?

Possibilities...: If it has been present for less than 3 weeks, it is likely acute bronchitis which is usually of viral or bacterial origin. It will likely resolve on its own in a few days to week. If present for 3 weeks or more, it could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. This would need a doctor evaluation so treatment could be given. ...Read more

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16 month baby gets chest congestion often Taken antibiotics twice in a month. What food causes this. How to prevent chest congestion?

16 month baby gets chest congestion often Taken antibiotics twice in a month. What food causes this. How to prevent chest congestion?

Chest congestion: Symptoms such as chest congestion are more likely to related to a virus. If children are allergic to foods, this may also happen. Foods that children are often allergic to are nuts, peanuts, shellfish, chocolate and milk. See if there is a relationship with any foods. All the best. ...Read more

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I am getting chest congestion frequently and that causes difficult in breathing and it's really uncomfortable for me to sleep due to breath shortnes?

I am getting chest congestion frequently and that causes difficult in breathing and it's really uncomfortable for me to sleep due to breath shortnes?

Chest congestion: This means shortness of breath or discomfort. Do you have an asthma or COPD? Do you smoke? Do you have any leg swelling? Do you snore during sleep? These all above conditions can cause congestion. May be you want to discuss with your doctor. ...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 son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

Viral infection?: Have him checked by his pediatrician--how old is he? With all these symptoms make sure he is well hydrated and does not have a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Cold Symptoms: I understand your discomfort.
Cold symptoms may last up to 1 week.
Please be concerned and see the physician for:
productive cough which is yellow or green
increased congestion in the chest
persistent fever over 101 degrees
pain in the ears
difficulty in swallowing
wheezing. ...Read more

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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Yes, but: You might have an infection or even asthma. Should see a physician if it keeps up. MEanwhile, drink plenty of fluids except avoid alcohol ...Read more

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I have chest congestion after lying down. Sometimes when I wake in the morning I cough up lots of mucus. No other respiratory symptoms. Causes?

Cough: You perceive it in the chest but it really is that you have mucus from your nose which at night drops to the back of yr throat (gravity) where u have cough receptors that make you cough. You should treat your allergies (plenty of OTC meds), get a good HEPA filter for home use and speak to yr doc to get benzonatate 200mg q8h for a few days. ...Read more

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Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation leading to cough, congestion, bronchitis or pneumonia. An otc antihistamine is a good starting place. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read more

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What viruses cause chest congestion migraine and stuffy nose?

What viruses cause chest congestion migraine and stuffy nose?

Stress: Stress causes the immune system to not work as well-which can lead to secondary infections-like viruses-to affect u. plus histamine release which can lead to inflammation-leading to stuffy nose. Migraine occurs after the stress as u'r blood vessels are constricted-narrowed during the stress, and then open up like flood gates, causing the rush of blood to the head. ...Read more

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I have been coughing, chest congestion, and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause, I have thm evry year but difrnt?

I have been coughing, chest congestion, and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause, I have thm evry year but difrnt?

See doctor: If you have had similar symptoms at about the same months every year, then allergy is a likely trigger for your symptoms. Talk to your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more

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What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.

What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.

See your Dr.: Those symptoms make me think that you might have pneumonia. This is the time to go see a doctor and get checked. There are other causes as well but they are going to require physical exam. Go see your doctor. Now is the time. ...Read more

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Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (younger days of life - such as teen age years) or pregnancy and other illness (flu, anemia etc.,) have a follow up in a few months to see if the murmur is changing in intensity. ...Read more

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High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more

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What can cause chest congestion up to throat, back and chest pains at once, burning sensation and sweats, pressure in left armpit?

Many symptoms: Please see and get an appointment to your doctor as soon as possible.
If there is a big delay, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but....: A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?

Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?

Mgt: It can cause these symptoms. If your cough worsens, please see your PCP. Flu may be associated with the development of pneumonia, but most cases resolve without treatment or any complications. ...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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What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.

What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.

See Doctor: A vaporizer and the use of saline nose drops may help the symptoms, but if it continues or has been there a week or more-see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Sudden chest congestion?

Allergic reaction: A return to florida may have triggered off an allergic reaction which has brought on the sudden coughing spell. ...Read more

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