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Chest Congestion And Breathing Difficulty
High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.
19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more
Not really: Usually not but sometimes patients have nasal congestion and that can give rise to feeling of dyspnea. ...Read more
I have had a fever and cough with chest congestion for 4 days but last night it got better. This morning my congestion lead to difficulty breathing.
26m old daughter has chest congestion for over a month with cough n sometimes difficulty breathing. We use hot humidifier n Vicks rub. Suggestions?
Stop the vicks: This is not unusual at that age. Any previous cold or lower respiratory illness can be aggravated by fragrances like that in vicks. I never recommend that product until school age if ever. I find it prolongs the problem. ...Read more
Chest tightness, difficulty breathing. I have allergies, as well as anxiety, making the situation worse. How to get rid of chest congestion anxiety?
Control the asthma:
It is understandable that when one can't breathe well, one often gets anxiety and thus you need to see someone, preferably an allergist, to get your asthma under control since you are not taking anything for it.
On the other hand, anxiety can worsen asthma and only when we can get your asthma under control can we be certain on which is the chicken and which the egg. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but there could be many other causes. Get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
I am getting chest congestion frequently and that causes difficult in breathing and it's really uncomfortable for me to sleep due to breath shortnes?
What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.
1 yr old with chest congestion for 7 days coughs but not frequent and not productive. No fever. Can hear the congestion when breathing Go to dr?
Yes. Your child is: At the upper end of the age range for bronchiolitis caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or may have bronchial spasm in reaction to another respiratory virus. His doctor will distinguish small-airway wheezes from large-airway rattles. Cough & cold medications are not given to children < 6 years old, but If indicated, bronchodilators are prescribed for infants & children. ...Read more
My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.
? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
Severe reaction to 2hand cigarette smoke/cling. Instantly lose voice, chest congestion, wet cough, wheezing, trouble breathing. Some popcorn bags too. Pure tobacco ok. No other asthmas. What additive?
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: whooping sound when breathing in, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, Chest pain or discomfort, Chills, Chest congestion,
See dr.: You have signs that could fit in with a chest infection, need to make sure by seeing a dr. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, face congestion, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and extremely tired. Also tender spot on neck. Should I go to the doctor?
See physician: Sounds like upper respiratory infection which can be viral or bacterial. bronchitis or pneumonia. Most commonly viral subsides with time in days to weeks. High fever leans more toward bacterial. Lump in neck probably reactive node. With difficulty breathing and chest tightness should consult physician for physical exam, possibly blood tests, and imaging exam. ...Read more
My baby is 6months now he has cough and chest congestion problem since he was 20days we nabolise him what should I do?
I have chest congestion problem. I feel short of breath at night time. When I get this feeling I use aerolin pump. Got worse since I started exercise?
I have sufrering from nasal congestion for the past 1 month and also having slight breathing difficulty and the sputum comeouts with white color.
Asthma/Allergies: Have a good exam with your physician to have these two conditions evaluated. Sounds like you should be seen soon due to the breathing difficulty. Best wishes. ...Read more
Be clear: What is stubborn means? How lond do you have it how often? Is it seasonal? Any family member has it? Tke some decogetant and nucolytic stuff too. Lot of water. ...Read more
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid. ...Read more
Not necessarily...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways characterized by a productive cough. Chest congestion can occur as a result of bronchitis but can also be present with other things, like allergies for example. Your doctor can diagnose the reason for congestion so treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
See below: You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza. Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influenza is more severe and is associated with fevers and prostration. If you feel ok and don't have significant fever take over the counter robitussindm. If you have fever and feel poorly get checked out by your md for bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more
In theory, can anxiety exacerbate chest congestion? I am not asking if it causes it necessarily, only if it makes it worse, theoretically?
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