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    Suggest remedies for chest congestion and shortness of breath

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: Trouble breathing...congestion builds up in lungs. Taking over counter Mucinex History of mild asma. Take Levoccetirizine, Montelukast, Proair as needed and Symbicort
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 25 minutes later
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hello and thank you for sending the question.

I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with congestion and shortness of breath. It sounds like you're dealing with a situation of asthmatic bronchitis.this can cause a significant amount of chest congestion as well as shortness of breath with mild to moderate exertion.

Since you have been using essentially a maximum of over-the-counter medication it might be necessary to consider discussion of a prescription.in this type of situation sometimes a combination of prednisone and an antibiotic might serve to be extremely beneficial in order to decrease inflammation in the lungs and eliminate a possible underlying infection.

since her symptoms seem to be persistent I would recommend that you discussed this with your primary care physician or local healthcare provider.I think you would benefit from a good physical examination and possibly prescription which might include the prednisone and antibiotic as I mentioned above.

Thank you again for sending the question and I hope you feel better soon.


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