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I have been dealing with chest congestion and phlem (sp?)

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I have been dealing...

I have been dealing with chest congestion and phlem (sp?) for 10 days now what is the best thing to rid me of this I have tried hot steam, hot tea, Musinex.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?

Good health until I started with this congestion last Wed

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** I am reviewing your question and will get back to you shortly.
Can you tell me:
Your age/ gender?
Any fever? Coughing spasms?
What color is your phlegm?
Do you smoke?
History of asthma?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
52 female no fever coughing spasms for last 9 days got alittle better yesturday but back in full force today Phlegm color white and sometimes foamy no smoking no history of asthma
Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
Thanks for the info, I am typing my response now for you. Thank you for your patience.
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Doctor: Dr. Nina Lim, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
Based on your symptoms, it sounds like you have bronchitis. Viruses are
The most common cause of bronchitis and usually is self limiting. But if your symptoms are getting worse, you may need to get checked at an urgent care clinic or as a walk in at your primary care physician’s office - you may need a prescription for short course of prednisone to decrease the inflammation in your airways, a stronger prescription strength cough medication and possibly even an antibiotic. I am available for any any additional questions that you may have, thanks.
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