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How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Ballan
29 years experience Family Medicine
ASTHMA TREATMENTS: Often, a bronchitis -especially with wheezing-can get better quicker with asthma treatment medications.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds: A persistent cough associated w/ tight chest is usually due to bronchospasm. Your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler which will relieve the ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The intensity of symptoms for someone with asthma varies from so mild you are never diagnosed to so intense you are on meds continuously. It often run ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
COVID testing: Rapid COVID testing is now available. You can see your primary care physician for evaluation. Test is available in Quest and Labcorp as well as local ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: It is possible that these could be COVID 19 symptoms. Please contact your provider- many are now providing telemedicine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Don't worry: I'm sorry you've had a bad cough for 6 days. No need to worry about the ear popping back. As the congestion in your upper respiratory system resolves ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the pr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treat the anxiety: Itself to decrease these symptoms. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hol ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Several options: If you have access to medical care, then it's best consulyour doc for eval/treatment, likely an albuterol inhaler, a steroid inhaler by itself or in c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Frequent anxiety: you should not auto-medicate, see a psychologist. He will refer you to a psychiatrist if required. I think this is the best way. Do not take advis ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possibly: Have you seen a physician, had a flu test or a chest xray?- time for an examination. Never ignore a febrile illness.
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