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My 4 years daughter suffers chronic chest congestion with heavy mucus since last 3 months. Anti biotic given but in vain. Plz advice treatment.

My 4 years daughter suffers chronic chest congestion with heavy mucus since last 3 months. Anti biotic given but in vain. Plz advice treatment.

chest congestion: You daughter should be evaluated by an allergist or pediatric pulmonologist. Her chronic congestion may be caused by asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Chest Congestion (Definition)

Chest congestion is a symptom of increased secretions in the airways, which often occurs with viral or bacterial infections of the lung or upper airway. Sometimes chest congestion can be a sign of fluid buildup within the lung ...Read more


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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear).  Post nasal drip.  Chest congestion/burning chest.  Body aches.  No fever.  Cold or allergies? Treatment?  Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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If one is diagnosed with mucociliary dysfunction causing regular ENT and chest congestion, what are the normal treatments used to fix this?Thanks

If one is diagnosed with mucociliary dysfunction causing regular ENT and chest congestion, what are the normal treatments used to fix this?Thanks

Sounds like your ok: It sounds as if the treatments you are currently receiving are acceptable modes of therapy. Occasionally mucolytic agents such as guaifennessin and chest pt and postural drainage as well as humidifiers or a neti pot may be advised. ...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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What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

What is the best way to get rid of chest congestion in 10 month old baby?

Supportive care: Chest congestion in an infant or young child can be a very frustrating symptoms to treat. Over the counter cough and cold medicine are not recommended for children under the age of four. Often you can provide some relief with nasal saline sprays and suction of the nose, vapor rubs on the chest and a cool mist humidifier in the room. If things worsen, make an appointment to see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat pneumonia from home? I have been sick for a week now with lots of chest congestion. Possibly pneumonia. I don't have a job and am new to the town i'm in so don't have money to pay a doctor. I have been resting as much as poss

If : If you have fever, shortness of breath, worsening cough then you must go to the emergency room. You will not be turned away. If you do have pneumonia it can be life threatening and you will need treatment. If you present to a county hospital they should be able to assist you as far as financial issues are concerned. Also they should be able to give you a list or free or low cost clinics in your area where you can be seen for diabetes and hypertension. All the best. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more