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My 15 year old faughter has been having pretty heavy chest congestion for 5 days. Shes coughing a lot. She had no other symptoms. No fever either.

Continue to monitor. Symptoms less than a week without other problems. The lungs make mucous to wrap around the irritant or infection to help it come out with cough. Drink lots of water-vaporizer at night. If not improved by a week or worsening symptoms especially late onset fever see an MD. http://www.webmd.com/lung/bacterial-or-viral-infections-of-the-respiratory-tract. Read more...

Can you tell me is shortness of breath a sign of chest congestion?

Many causes. There are many possible causes of shortness of breath, e.g. Lung disease, heart disease, anemia, etc. History, physical exam, labs, x-ray and other imaging would help differentiate the cause. You should be evaluated by your doctor. Read more...