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can allergies cause chest tightness

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergic asthma: Seasonal allergies can affect the lungs with asthma symptoms of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest congestion.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drip: Hello, allergies i think is the reason for your sinus troubles, post nasal drip as well as your chest tightness. Reactive airways is an asthma like co ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Margaret Nusca
52 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Yes they can cause those symptoms. Air purifier can help clean the air. Nasal filters can help some too.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Medicine indication: The albuterol can cause those symptoms, but not always. It's possible it could mimic the symptoms of irritable heart syndrome but should not cause dam ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Not usually: Chest pain is often difficult to assess because there are so many structures found there, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle, and bones. Airb ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pains: All chest pains have to be considered serious until all the dangerous conditions are ruled out. You should be seen by a doctor if you're getting chest ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back , I was one of the co-a ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest discomfort: Not likely. The symptoms you are describing could be cardiac related. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. GERD can cause chronic cough but ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually: Please see this excellent Mayo Clinic article about distinguishing Heartburn vs heart attack symptoms: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,but this: could also be heart pain(angina). See your Dr and be sure your heart is fine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: It could pass as tightness or shortness of breath. Go see your doctor now.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Allergy, usually to food, can cause the throat to swell up and occasionally trigger asthma as well.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Possibly: Pvs are extra beats and in succession can cause your complaints. You may want to get an ekg or go to the emergency room.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: It can aggravate asthma or lead to a cough by itself. Saline washes, nasal steroids plus an antihistamine work to slow or stop this.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Drip: Post nasal drip usually does not cause chest pain, tho vigorous coughing caused by drip might.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Diabetics have a higher incidence of coronary heart disease than non diabetics though not all chest pain is heart disease. See your doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Not likely: Unless you are calling sore throat from laryngitis or pharyngitis which could possibly be allergic, pain in the back of neck does not happen from alle ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes, stress can manifest itself in multiple ways in terms of symptoms from gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and other organ systems as well as your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Many things: The first and most important item to check out is the heart. If these symptoms are not cardiac in origin then things like GE reflux or acid reflux ca ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That was not a side effect listed by the manufacturer under fda guidelines.
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