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My 15 month old son has chest congestion and sounds like his

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My 15 month old son has chest congestion and sounds like his lungs are congested?
What do I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Greetings,

Since how long? Any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke fever, cough? Any treatment taken except tylenol?



Regards.

Edited by Dr. SS on 11/29/2009 at 5:59 PM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No fever and he has now had it for 1 1/2 days. Prior was a sinus cold.

He very active, but sounds like the lungs are congested? No cough

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

The symptoms of lung congestion following sinus cold can be due to an infection. An examination by doctor should be taken. Tylenol can help with fever, pain etc but the precise cause needs to be determined & treatment started.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish his early recovery.
Any query, please ask.
Regards.


Edited by Dr. SS on 11/29/2009 at 6:13 PM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Docter,

 

Is there anything we can do at home or over the counter? I need to make an appointment with his docter on Monday.

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 5 years ago.
It is not a good idea to give an otc preparation to an young child of his age without examination by doctor. If you feel his lungs congested I would advise to take an early consultation in an urgent care or ER. Keeping the room warm & humid can be helpful.

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