Cough and chest congestion has persisted for several days?

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.

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My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?

Yes. Even though most likely she has a cold...If she has had congestion and cough for 4 days at this age, better for your pediatrician to listen and be sure all is well.
I would. Yes that would be a good idea to do a complete head to toe exam. I have examined children with vague symptoms to find they have an ear infection or something very treatable. Good luck please see your physician.

My fiance had a cold that was going around that landed him home sick for 4 days. Now he has chest congestion and a cough for the last 2 weeks. Help?

Seems... It seems that after the initial cold symptoms he never fully recovered from that. The fact that symptoms are worse and lasted for so long makes us think he could be having a bacterial infection of some sort, could be sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia. The only way to definitely tell is to have him see his doctor for exam, diagnosis and possible antibiotic treatment.

Chest congestion related cough exists after course of anti biotics. Do I need to see a doctor or wait a few days?

Wait. Usually these things are viral and no antibiotic will help. Your immune system will take of it. Also, even with bacterial infections treated with antibioitics the cough can linger as your airways heal. I'd wait 2 weeks before going back unless your condition begins to deteriorate.

I have had a cough/chest congestion for ten days or so, then started having sharp pains just below my right breast, as well as my upper back.?

Be checked. It is difficult to know exactly what is causing your pain; it may related to coughing or possibly pneumonia. See your doctor and I hope you are well soon.

For 3 days I've had very thick yellow goo when I cough. Chest congestion and at night way way too much spit. Never had this before no other symptoms.

URI. Symptoms may suggest upper respiratory infection which is more commonly viral but could be bacterial. Decongestants, cough syrup and fluids will help.
NEED A CHECK UP. You need to see your doctor to have a check up. Yellow goo is of no concern. But chest congestion and too much spit needs to be evaluated. You may have acute bronchitis or just a viral upper respiratory infection. In meanwhile drink plenty of fluids and take some over the counter cough medicine till you see your doctor.
See your doctor. It's always a tough call whether or not someone needs antibiotics based on symptoms alone. Even though the mucous is yellow, it doesn't necessarily mean there's a bacterial infection. A doctor needs to take a look at your vitals, sinuses, listen to your lungs, possibly check your oxygenation and /or a chest x ray to determine the best treatment for you.