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what does it mean when your chest and lungs feel like they are burning when you breathe out?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Possibly asthma: Asthma is more of a problem 'getting air out' than getting air into the lungs. This is caused by the contraction of the muscles that surround the lungs, as well as swelling to the lining of the bronchial tubes. Trapped mucous can also cause a problem. You should see your doctor about this right away.

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