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How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old. I have had a burning chest pain for almost 24 hours, sometimes sharp pains. What might be happening?

I am 38 years old. I have had a burning chest pain for almost 24 hours, sometimes sharp pains. What might be happening?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes for your chest pain including, reflux, heart problems, esophageal problems, lung problems on others. Because chest pain is potentially very serious, you should get in to be seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does burning chest pressure mean?

What does burning chest pressure mean?

Burning CP: If you have burning chest pain it is likely to be due to acid reflux or esophagitis. Recommend checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause burning chest/lung pain?

What could cause burning chest/lung pain?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day. Been going on for atleast a month. Diagnosis?

Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day. Been going on for atleast a month. Diagnosis?

Gastrointestinal: Your symptoms are typical of acid reflux/esophagitus and I see you have a strong history of this. If you have failed medical therapy, discuss Nissen Fundoplication with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pancreatitis tues. The past hr or so I've been having a sharp burning chest pain. Could they be related. My last lipase was at 932?

Indirectly: The question is, why do you have pancreatitis? Your profile states that you don't drink alcohol. The 2nd most common cause is gall stones. Gall bladder disease can cause chest pain (atypically) that mimics heart burn and may be cause. The location suggests esophageal origin. Further eval is indicated. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old female. I have been experiencing burning chest pain in the center of my chest for 24 hours. Antacids have not helped. Advice?

I am a 26 year old female. I have been experiencing burning chest pain in the center of my chest for 24 hours. Antacids have not helped. Advice?

Time to see your doc: Chest pain described as burning that is not relieved with antiacids needs medical attention. Otc meds such as prevecid, tums, prilosec, zantac can be tried, but if it continues, you may have something else, like a stricture or severe peptic ulcer or bleeding ulcer. You will need carafate (sucralfate) and other prescription meds. You may need a scope to verify the problem. You may need a test for h.Pylori. ...Read more

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Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent: If you are that distressed, go to the doctor. If you have already done so and haven't asked what is going on, do so. There are many possibilities and out on the web an answer isn't likely to be forthcoming. ...Read more

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I experience burning chest pain, left side. Is it heartburn?

I experience burning chest pain, left side. Is it heartburn?

Likely: More than likely it is heartburn but if you start developing any nausea, sweating, or radiation of the pain you should seek expert consultation. To be safe, it would be best to see a physician so you can get an EKG and blood work. ...Read more

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Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

GERD: All these symptoms are experienced by anyone who may have gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease except for the headache.. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause an ammonia acid smell thru yourn nose along with burning chest?

Can reflux cause an ammonia acid smell thru yourn nose along with burning chest?

Perhaps: Reflux can cause chest pain but the smell may be due to other things. Really need to get the reflux addressed by a GI specialist since this can have sever consequences over time including permanent esophageal damage. ...Read more

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Having burning chest pain, had many tests already, been going on three months, no relief, had too many CT scans, I believe its my lungs, any thoughts?

Having burning chest pain, had many tests already, been going on three months, no relief, had too many CT scans, I believe its my lungs, any thoughts?

GERD, PFTs: Sounds like you would have been evaluated for reflux with all testing you have had but it can cause burning chest pain. If you think it is your lungs then pulmonary function tests could give you more information than the CT scans. ...Read more

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Daughter had a head cold last week. Was better for 3-4 days. Now has a unproductive wet cough and burning chest with low grade fever?

Daughter had a head cold last week. Was better for 3-4 days. Now has a unproductive wet cough and burning chest with low grade fever?

Sinusitis or???: Certainly post-nasal drip could be responsible for her symptom of cough and even burning chest, but in the presence of fever it's important to get her evaluated as she could have something that's going to require antibiotics to get over (bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia...) ...Read more

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I've been coughing constantly for 2days I have no other symptoms except nasal drainage/stuffiness n burning chest is it allergies or a slight cold?

I've been coughing constantly for 2days I have no other symptoms except nasal drainage/stuffiness n burning chest is it allergies or a slight cold?

A cold: This is more likely a cold but one can never tell for certain. In general, allergy is not associated with a fever or loss in appetite. A cold usually subsides in about 10 days but allergy symptoms usually last longer. ...Read more

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20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, physical examination and may be imaging studies. How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, the first thing to do would be to lose weight. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

With burning: Chest pain I will think of gerd causing heartburn and esophageal spasm causing even pressure chest pain. Another possibility is anxiety/panic attack. See your doctor for a better assessment through history and physical. ...Read more

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Burning chest an upper stomach pain lasting for days. What's it. Is it dangerous.

Burning chest an upper stomach pain lasting for days. What's it. Is it dangerous.

Chest pain eval: Several different conditions can cause chest and upper abdominal pain. Most likely cause of burning chest and upper abdominal pain in a 19 y old guy like you would be gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr. Then, I got burning chest pain (left&middle), weakness, short of breath. Harmful to heart?

I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr. Then, I got burning chest pain (left&middle), weakness, short of breath. Harmful to heart?

Muscular: My opinion is that the prolonged activity caused pectoral muscular strain bringing on your symptoms. Associated chest wall tenderness and rib cage discomfort on chest wall motions would point to chest wall strain as the source of your complaint. If you have continued concern, consult your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Not related: Your right sided pain may come from the cervical spine and I urge you to consult an orthopedist before things get worse. As for your asthma, you need a controller drug (usually an inhaled steroid) on a daily basis and again this needs to be prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor soon before your asthma gets worse. ...Read more

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Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Mgt: A virtual inbox consultation may help and can be booked online. I would suggest pulmonary evaluation. You may have exercise induced asthma and treatments are available. ...Read more

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Burning chest pain left side since yesterday after eating chicken alfredo. I'm 18, healthy, no history of heart disease. Please help I'm scared!

Workup mgt: These symptoms may be related to Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), especially given the relationship between the pain and eating. If there is bleeding with the pain, ulcerative disease is unlikely.
Other causes though are possible, and I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more