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medication for chesty congestion

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medication for chesty congestion
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

How long you have the congestion?

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

hi

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I have check congestion

Mysticdoc :

how long you have congestion?

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

can't breath properly

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

2 weeks

Mysticdoc :

do you have asthma?

Mysticdoc :

any fever?

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

no

Mysticdoc :

are you bringing out any phlegm?

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

you mean mucous ?

Mysticdoc :

yes

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

abit of it

Mysticdoc :

what is the color?

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I feelin in my throath but not coming out

Mysticdoc :

ok

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

in the morning its dark

Mysticdoc :

This can be bacterial pneumonia.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I need medication asap

Mysticdoc :

You will need a course of antibiotic.

Mysticdoc :

For this you need to see a GP or go to the local hospital.

Mysticdoc :

Also albuterol inhaler will help with the breathing.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I had it some year back but went to hospital and I was given an injection

Mysticdoc :

Albuterol can be taken with an antibiotic.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

and I cough out all the mucous

Mysticdoc :

that is one option in case the infection is severe.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I'm not asthmatic , why do I need inhaler?

Mysticdoc :

Also , prednisone can be used to help with the inflammation.

Mysticdoc :

Inhaler causes widening of the airways helping with the breathing

Mysticdoc :

this can be used even without asthma short term.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I don't want to be used to that

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

all I need is what will bring this mucous out

Mysticdoc :

no you will not get used to.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

once the mucous is out then my chest will be free

Mysticdoc :

A course of antibiotic like Azithromycin

Mysticdoc :

Prednisone and an expectorant like Guaifenesin can be used.

Mysticdoc :

Guaiphenesin will bring out the phlegm.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

Please me in a nutshell what exactly can I use for immediate relief

Mysticdoc :

For immediate relief, An inhaler will help the most.

Mysticdoc :

Albuterol inhaler or nebulizer will give you instant relief.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

please tell me about something else

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

lets leave inhaler out of this

Mysticdoc :

Also an injection of steroid ( methyl prednisolone) will help.

Mysticdoc :

and an antibiotic.

Mysticdoc :

so, you should go for the steroid and antibiotic then.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

where will I get all the medication ?

Mysticdoc :

your GP or local hospital.

Mysticdoc :

They require prescription.

Mysticdoc :

Not available online

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

I will first show all this to my GP

Mysticdoc :

yes that sounds good

Mysticdoc :

do not worry --you will improve fast with above suggestions.

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-kda7ew0j- :

thanks

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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