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Treatment for nasal and chest congestions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hii
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   ok doc without taking your time as it will be a long story. tell me how do you use salt water to clear nose and how do you inhale hot air for chest congestion (bronchitus)
Doctor :   ok
User :   am at this time am having 100 fever
User :   and also very low blood pressure
Doctor :  
Use an over-the-counter nasal saline spray, or flush your nostrils with warm salt water. The ratio of salt to water is approximately 1/8 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of water.
Doctor :   Use a suction bulb or put some of the warm salt water in the cup of your hand to sniff it up one nostril at a time.
User :   ok
User :   like that i have to sniff ful cup?
Doctor :   a small cup
User :   ok
User :   in case u like to know its a severe sinus attach since days with flu as well
User :   what about chest congestion
Doctor :   u get vapouriser first
Doctor :  
and then put some water in it..
User :   well i i dont have it
User :   can i boil water in a big pot and use towel over head to inhale
Doctor :   yes u can
Doctor :  
but be sure u doesnt inhale too much of steam
User :   how many times or how long and how to inhale
Doctor :   u do it twice a day and untill u feel comfortable
User :   i mean in one sitting for how long, 5 mints?
Doctor :   yes 5 to minutes
Doctor :  
10 minutes*
User :   inhale and exhale both fro nose and mouth turn by turn right?
Doctor :  
from nose
Doctor :  
dont do it from mouth as u u may iingest steam into ur stomach
User :   i usually heat the water to boiling point and then i cant inhale from nose, its so hot and then nose is blocked
User :   perhaps i should leave the boiling water for some time to cool down then bef i use it
Doctor :   any ways is fine but dont ingest into ur stomach
User :   ok
User :   about food. can i eat anar?
User :   sweet one ofcourse
Doctor :   it will irritate ur throat
Doctor :  
so its better u avoid them
User :   but they are so sweet like sugar
User :   if not what other fruits then in my condition
Doctor :  
u can take a ,papaya ,apple
Doctor :  
mango also
User :   will cause musus no?
User :   mucus
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
it will not cause
User :   ok
Doctor :  
u can have it
User :   i will take apple
User :   what about taking one glass of warm milk, is that ok in my condition
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
u can take
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
please filll the feed back form
User :   i have and thanks and i hope this worse condition is over, i was not able t osleep for 3 nights
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
i wish u a speedy recovery
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
User :   thanks i will speak to dr. tomorrow
User :   bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
User :   i have already referred to 2 and they hope to join
Doctor :  
thanks for that
Doctor :   bye
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