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Can Allergies Cause Chest Tightness
Not usually: Chest pain is often difficult to assess because there are so many structures found there, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle, and bones. Airborne allergies can cause asthma which is sometimes described as pain or tightness. Food allergies are sometimes associated with eosinophilic esophagitis which sometimes exhibits chest pain as a symptom. If you are having chest pain, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back , I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It could pass as tightness or shortness of breath. Go see your doctor now. ...Read more
PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid. ...Read more
When allergies/sinuses drain i think it drips into my chest and causes chest tightness. Can post nasal drip/seasonal allergies cause chest tightness?
Drip: Hello, allergies i think is the reason for your sinus troubles, post nasal drip as well as your chest tightness. Reactive airways is an asthma like condition that responds to allergy therapy. Begin with an otc antihistamine, and a nasal irrigation spray. That will help to remove allergens from your node and clear mucus irritating your sinuses. If your symptoms persist, visit your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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