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is difficulty breathing a symptom of influenza

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: STOP WATCHING SO CLOSELY! Anxiety will be "contagious"! Hope this is helpful.... Dr Z
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Bronchiectasis: Not sure what you're asking. Bronchiectasis is associated with frequent lung infections and shortness of breath. It can have a genetic relationship an ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: This is common in a panic attack. In panic, all muscles in the body tense, so the chest muscles work against the lungs trying to inflate. Also, adren ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
See your allergist: Sounds like your could use a nasal steroid and and antihistamine. Asthma can also allergy related and would need treatment with inhalers. Sounds like ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James C Li
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Trouble breathing that lasts more than a few weeks can be a sign of asthma: For many people, the main signs and symptoms of asthma are wheezing, shortness of breath, excess mucus and chest tightness. For others, chronic cough ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
15 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Asthma is an allergic disease in a majority of cases. Allergies can also lead to vocal cord dysfunction, which can cause shortness of breath.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
27 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Shortness of breath is a common symptom of anxiety attacks, along with a rapid heart rate, palpitations, shakiness, sweating, etc. Some people also e ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: However, cough, coughing fits, foul looking, foul smelling or blood streaked sputum, are not uncommon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, seek medical advice please.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: If you are having a hard time breathing recommend that you be evaluated expeditiously at the emergency room. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Vocal cord dysfunction with closing of the vocal cords inappropriately can cause wheezing in the throat can mimic asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction is fr ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
No: In general terms wheezing is not a sign or symptom of hiv. Respiratory symptoms that developed because of HIV is the pneumocystis pneumonia that deve ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanessa Neal
16 years experience Pediatrics
Can occur: Greetings. Chickenpox can be associated with many symptoms to include cold-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious comp ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
???: What does "difficulty or jam chest" mean?
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not usually: Cll may be asymptomatic, or may present with weakness, anemia, lymph node enlargment, low grade fever, infection etc. Vomiting is not a usual symptom ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include “fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Wheezing is one of the many signs of CHF. In the spectrum of wheezing, asthma and bronchitis are probably more frequent causes of wheezing than CHF.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
17 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: That is not cause and effect. Both symptoms are originating from a common cause.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Shallow breathing: Shallow fast breathing can occur in a number of pathological states. If a person is severely dehydrated and develops acid build up in the blood stream ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Viruses or Bacterial: Common cold, flu (influenza) mononucleosis (mono), measles chickenpox croup — a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough ... Read More

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