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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience in Pulmonology
Not really: Usually not but sometimes patients have nasal congestion and that can give rise to feeling of dyspnea.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No : You have asthma, likely provoked by the infection - get treatment asap.
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: She may have a bacterial sinus infection. Other possible causes include allergic asthma.Nasal sinus rinses are often useful and available over the cou ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Call 911: If you are truly having difficulty breathing, do not drive yourself. Have someone else drive you or call 911. You should go to the emergency departmen ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann De nardin
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult breathing: Your symptoms could indicate asthma. It could also be a side effect of an ace inhibitor such as lisinopril. If the difficulty breathing is moderate ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience in Urgent Care
Yes: But so could a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, and other dangerous conditions. You should get this looked at immediately.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
See your doctor: Chest pain and tightness should not be taken lightly, as it could be a sign of severe heart issues. This should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An inbox consultation is available to further discuss. From your description you may have asthma, but other causes including a pulmonary embolism shou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Could be asthma if associated with wheezing (in most cases) but typically asthma is not assocated with chest pain. It could be due to acs (acute coron ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Post nasal drip: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip.. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and net ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
For sure: It's a common cause. Just be sure there's nothing more ominous going on as well.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above informatio ... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It can be congestive heart failure, pneumonia, bronchitis, lung embolism, heart attack, acid reflux, and the list goes on...
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek μαλακία, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads t ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
COPD or pneumonia : While the list of possibilities is very long, COPD exacerbation, acute pneumonia, or pulmonary fibrosis are at the top of the list. Get evaluated soo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Heart Disease!: These are symptoms of a heart attack! go to the er immediately!
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
PFT: If you were my patient i would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Multiple Causes: The cause of the symptoms you describe should always direct you to see your physician to be examined but can range from relatively benign to physicall ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
They're the same: Asthma and bronchitis are points along a spectrum of bronchospastic diseases, blending seamless along the path. There is no sharp demarcation between ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Swallowing: breathing, and chest pain are serious conditions that need a diagnosis by your doctor. Please see him/her. Peace and good health.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience in Dentistry
Many causes: There are many causes to your symptoms...Allergies, asthma, reaction to meds, certain heart murmurs, arrythmias, stress/panic attacks...And more. Fo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: These are symptoms that should be checked out there are many possible causes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symp ... Read More

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