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Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Unlikely: You need to call your doctor right now since you appear to be having an exacerbation in your asthma probably triggered by a viral infection. I greatly doubt that it is related to your OC intake. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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Smoking a very little have asthma chest is tighter I haven't had my brown inhaler for years had some as chest was tight and it made it tighter why?

Smoking  a very little  have asthma chest is  tighter I haven't had my brown inhaler for years had some as chest was tight and it made it tighter why?

Asthma: Sounds like you have asthma. Quit smoking that would help allot. Other factors at this time of year are cooler temperatures and more pollen in the air. That causes you to wheeze. ...Read more

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Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Heart disease : Although uncommon in a 35 yo female, coronary heart disease comes to mind. You need to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of my asthma(tight chest, short breath) shows whenever I am in a cold place(<21°c). Is it possible that coldness is a trigger of my asthma?

Symptoms of my asthma(tight chest, short breath) shows whenever I am in a cold place(<21°c). Is it possible that coldness is a trigger of my asthma?

Yes: It's very common for asthmatics to be triggered by the cold. You can use your inhaler beforehand. Are you on a maintenance inhaled steroid? I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to you disease -- it's very helpful. Thanks for asking and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

Bronchospasm: They get spasm in their bronchial tubes along with inflammation which leads to chest tightness, cough sob and wheezing. ...Read more

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Asthma-tight chest breathles yawning and mucus but my inhaler not easing it&peak flw is my usual 350.5ft2" 7st7lb female.isit my asthma/somethin else?

Asthma-tight chest breathles yawning and mucus but my inhaler not easing it&peak flw is my usual 350.5ft2" 7st7lb female.isit my asthma/somethin else?

Get checked out: It is not likely your asthma if your peak flow is within your normal range. Even if it is, the fact that you are not getting any relief via your inhaler - you need medical evaluation. Go to urgent care or ED for evaluation of your chest tightness and breathlessness. ...Read more

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I have asthma and my chest feels tight and I am finding it hard to breathe, am i having an asthma attack?

Not good: This means your asthma is under poor control and time to see your doctor before it gets even worse. Run, don't walk to his/her office. ...Read more

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Could asthma be causing my tight chest?

Could asthma be causing my tight chest?

Yes!: It can. You should see your doctor and get a pulmonary functions test, with pre -& post bronchodilalator studies. ...Read more

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Hi, my partner is 42 years old.He has asthma and a tight wheezy chest.Is having pain in his right arm since 3 nights ago.?

Hi, my partner is 42 years old.He has  asthma and a tight wheezy chest.Is having pain in his right arm since 3 nights ago.?

Be seen ASAP.: Tightness in the chest during an asthma attack can be a sign of a serious problem. New arm pain could be a simple muscle strain but could also be a sign of a chest or heart problem. Bring your partner to an urgent care center or emergency room as soon as possible to rule out a serious asthma attack. ...Read more

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I think I'm having asthma problems tightness in chest only past couple nights is it ok if I take a hit of my sons inhaler?? Doc app. On 4 th of sep

I think I'm having asthma problems tightness in chest only past couple nights is it ok if I take a hit of my sons inhaler?? Doc app. On 4 th of sep

No, could harm.: Technically, it is against the law to use another person's prescription, hence I cannot recommend doing that. However, it is a common practice that isn't penalized as far as I know. The official answer is "No". You may have a cardiac problem which the inhaler could make worse. There is a medication OTC available at Walmart called Asthmanefrin now to replace the Primatene Mist taken off the shelf ...Read more

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28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?

28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?

Talk to doctor: Chest x-ray is not a good way to diagnose IPF. From what I can see, the likelihood is low . But if you are concerned there are more accurate way to rule out IPF (HRCT chest, DLCO/PFT etc). ...Read more

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Went to ER for asthma attack, tightness in chest spitting up yellow greenish sputum got CT scan doc said I have a slightly swoolen chest lymphnodes ?

Went to ER for asthma attack, tightness in chest spitting up yellow greenish sputum got CT scan doc said I have a slightly swoolen chest lymphnodes ?

Strange: I don't know why a chest x-ray was obtained for asthma unless pneumonia was suspected. I also don't know what slightly swollen lymph nodes(no location given) in the chest means. Usually slightly means just that. Thus you need to pose these questions to your doctor. ...Read more

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Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?

Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?

See your doctor: It sounds like you are either having a sinus infection or an asthma flare up. I think you need to see your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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Re-occuring chest tightness/heavinessi have asthma / age 24, what to do?

Re-occuring chest tightness/heavinessi have asthma / age 24, what to do?

See a physician ASAP: Without more details, you may well have uncontrolled asthma. That requires regular daily medication, not just a "rescue" inhaler such as albuterol. At your age, you may need to be evaluated for heart disease as well. See an internist first. If it is determined that it is most probably asthma, see an allergist/immunologist as well. ...Read more

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All along healthy person (age 15) developed cough and chest tightness. Dr. Says asthma. Is there a test/approach to confirm?

Spirometry: Asthma is commonly diagnosed based on medical history, family history, and physical examination. Spirometry is a test that measures how well lungs are working is commonly used in confirming the diagnosis of asthma. Other tests commonly used in the diagnosis of asthma include allergy testing and blood oxygen saturation and chest xray. ...Read more

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Follow-up quest. 16 yo female. Chest tightness in morning with some diff. w/ breathing. History of severe asthma in family. ?

Follow-up quest. 16 yo female. Chest tightness in  morning with some diff. w/ breathing. History of severe asthma in family. ?

Be checked: If you feel she is safe drive her to the hospital, otherwise call 911 to assess her. It is hard to know what you are dealing with until a doctor takes a history and exams her. All the best. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more