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Chest Congestion And Shortness Of Breath
I've had chronic chest congestion and shortness of breath after the flu. Antibiotics and steroids didn't help. It's not tb. Any suggestions?
Pulmonologist: You need to see a pulmonary disease specialist. How long has it been since you had the flu? It may just take more time. If you smoke (hopefully not), of course you must stop. You may have allergies that have been unmasked. You may have an anatomic obstruction like a bronchial polyp. Many possibilities. ...Read more
What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.
What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?
I wake up gasping for air, feel short of breath often, have persistent light chest congestion, and am occasionally disoriented. I'm 27, 145 lbs, rarely exercise. It's been a year, worse lately. Ideas?
?asthma: Awakening with shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing is often due to nocturnal asthma. It's best to discuss this symptom with your physician who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. The symptoms may be brought on by changes in temperature or barometric pressure or by dust mites or dust collectors in your bedroom. ...Read more
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've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.
Viral syndrome?: This sounds like a viral syndrome, but it could of course be something more serious like angina-equivalent as well. I would have my primary care physician check me out first and obtain a chest x-ray and an ekg. ...Read more
Chest congestion, breathlessness, fever and weakness. Xray is normal. These are symptoms of which disease?
I need Home remedies for chest congestion. We are low on funds. My boyfriend chest hurts when he breath in deep. How can I help him?
My wife and I both had chest congestion. We both had a beer and after the second sip either of us couldn't catch our breath, has happened once before ?
Allergic to alcohol?:
Hard to say why it happened to both of you. More information would be needed. You could have gotten an allergic reaction to excess bacteria or chemicals in the beer. If it's happened to both of you before then I would suspect the beer.
If you had chest congestion before drinking the beer then it's possible that the alcohol just set your congestion off worse. ...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?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) not helping chest congestion sounds like i'm snoring when i breath clears with deep coughs then comes back after few min.
Cough, chest congestion & wheezing w/ deep breaths for ~3 wks. Cough can be aggressive @ times & barely productive. When productive, phlegm is thick.
Seek help asap: You will need to see a doc ASAP. Antibiotics, bronchodilators , possible admission are in order. Probably all viral but if fevers and xray show anything they might start antibiotics. Meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more
Have allergies and asthma. Started having chest congestion three days ago. Hard to breath. Inhaler not working but over 1yr old, is that the reason?
I have a Lung Infection and Chest congestion, but since then, i wake up in the middle of the night and cough until i cant breath and sometimes vomit ?
Waking up in the: middle of the night with cough/breathing problems can be a sign of acid reflux disease, ongoing infection, sleep apnea, or allergic rhinitis/sinus drainage. You need to be seen by a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I've had something goingonwith congestion.First seemed like cold then moved to chest congest.Tooka Mucinex (guaifenesin) but I've been short of breath/dizzy/gassyhelp?
Congestion: Congestion is a very common symptom all year round, but especially in the winter months. They are often caused by viruses that resolve on their own. However, sometimes the cause is bacteria and they may require antibiotic. If you feel your symptoms have worsened over time, i recommend you consult with your doctor for a more thorough history and exam. ...Read more
Do I have lung cancer? For the past week I have had pain in my upper back, around my ribs, and pressure on my chest. I am short of breath and often sick to my stomach. I have a runny nose and some congestion. I also am having gas.
Not necessarily: Your symptoms could be mean anything, and you should be seen by your primary care provider for a work up. ...Read more
Can gastroparesis cause breathing problems, ie a feeling of congestion, shortness of breath? If so, what can be done to ease this problem?
Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have copd?
Short of breath: There are lots of possibilities and a history and physical exam and possibly other work up might be needed. From out here can't say anything specific. Be sure to talk about it and get clarity from the cardiologist. ...Read more
I've had shortness of breath 2 weeks, then congestion and phlegm cough and lost voice for 5 days and still.. what can this be. On cipro not working ?
Viral infection?: Although you might just have had a cold which may leave you coughing for several weeks on occasions. However the shortness of breath is of concern and one needs to consider pneumonia as a potential cause. I think it is time for you to get a lung function test . If normal, a cardiology consult may be in order. ...Read more
Mr. Farmer is 68, has a history of copd, and is complaining of increased shortness of breath and nasal congestion. What is it?
Go to ER..,: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. But, increasing shortness of breath is potentially life-threatening and should always be evaluated by a doctor asap! this person could have acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, pulmonary embolus, sinus infection, etc. Any of these could worsen his respiratory status and can result in acute respiratory failure in a COPD patient. ...Read more
Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose?.
Expected: With an upper respiratory tract infection to have some shortness of breath, especially at night, lower airways can be affected too causing such, if you are really suffering see your doctor, you may need some inhaler bronchodilator to use as needed during this attack of upper respiratory tract infection, or may need to see an allergist for comprehensive assessment, goodluck ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) . The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath, and Nasal congestion. What should I do?
Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?
GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more
My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose.So kindly tell me the best medicine ?
See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take Robitussin-DM for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more
I am suffering from catarrah runny nose nasal congestion cough with shortness of breath phelgmin upper respiratory tract i cannot go to doctor .
I am experiencing nasal congestion, difficulty breathing and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . The following also describe me: Runny nose, Sneezing, Nasal drainage, Shortness of breath, and Ear pressure. What should I do?
See allergist: If you have trouble breathing (aside from nasal congestion) , you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and asthma. Although they can often be controlled by medications, it is better to treat the cause by consulting an allergist. In the meanwhile you may try nasal steroid to reduce the nasal congestion. ...Read more