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Chest Tightness No Cough
Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?
Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Allergic: Yes, you are apparently allergic to one of the substances found in the yogurt. You may want to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Chest pain more noticeable at rest, easily winded when walking, low oxygen after walking, chest tightness when coughing or taking deep breaths?
It burns to breathe. I have been wheezing. I have chest tightness and coughing (sometimes spitting up mucus).On asthma meds will this improve on its own?
Severe sore throat, cough, headache, no appetite, fever, feel hot, chest tightness from coughing. Doc said don't know, strep neg, gave antibiotic. Been 7 days!
Exam needed: The symptoms you describe could cover a simple upper respiratory viral infection to a more serious pneumonia or early meningitis. Get checked out today; have someone take you if you aren't feeling too badly, if you are having trouble breathing get an ambulance. Don't delay. ...Read more
I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?
Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read more
Normal spirometry, sob, chest tightness/pain, dry cough&back pain. Dr thinks it's asthma/prescribed Arnuity and singulair. F/u in 8 wks. Asthma or mimic?
Taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg better to take in the morning or night? Been taking it for 2 weeks chest feels tight, slight cough, and heart palps is this normal?
Have sometimes wet, turned dry cough 1.5wks after sinus infec. Took amoxil (amoxicillin) sparringly for it. Now on Macrobid for uti. Chest feels tight after cough. Anx
Time to go to Doc: It is time to seek medical attention. You are ill. There is little we can do here other than to tell you that your question is the very definition of when someone should go to see their physician. ...Read more
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
Respiratory symptoms: Cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath are 3 of the 4 common symptoms of asthma. Wheezing is the other symptom. Fever is not a sign seen with asthma. Other respiratory diagnoses can also have similar symptoms, but a lung specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) can perform tests to confirm the diagnosis and find appropriate therapy. ...Read more
How can I treat the following symptoms? Weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, chest tightness, exhaustion, exercise intolerance, cough, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
There is not way: To answer this in 400 characters or less. Have you had a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the diagnosis? That is essential. Take care. ...Read more
Stopped smoking 3 months ago, started exercising 2 days ago, chest feels tight and coughing all of the sudden is this normal?
Insomnia, wheezing in chest, chest feels tight, coughing with very little sputum, Sometimes, feel like I can't get enough air.?
Breathing difficulty: Get yourself checked. You may be allergic and need medicines like bronchodilators. ...Read more
Sometimes, I have trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pressure/tightness, a cough that won't go away, and wheezing; could it be asthma?
Started out sore throat but now I have chest tightness, coughing up green phlegm and feel like my airway is swollen. I'm very hoarse. This is day 4?
Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best to go see family doc. A short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol will most likely take care of tight chest. With that said, this is all speculation. If you feel lightheaded, nauseated, short of breath, chest pain/pressure, don't wait. Call 911. ...Read more
I woke up wirh a tight chest and chesty cough bringing up brown phlegm. Now I have pain from my back to my knees should I be concerned.
Flu for 6 days, still have a fever fluct between 38-39.5C. Not improving much. Tight chest, mild cough. Could it still be pneumonia without bad cough?
Possible: Did you have influenza diagnosed with a flu test or are you just assuming from symptoms; By 6 days you should start to feel better eventhough cough can hang on for 2 weeks or so. Pneumonia can be a complication of influenza. You should be seen especially if you were not seen initially for these symptoms. ...Read more
My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker (3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room. Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough. Pneumonia, panic, something else?
See a doctor: Those symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with a doctor promptly. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
I have allergic asthma. I feel really sick (dizziness, tight chest, cough) but I never have a pulse ox below 98 so PCPs don't take it seriously. Do I really need a $1K consult with a pulmonologist?
Asthma: Just because you don't have a low oxygen saturation does not mean you don't have significant asthma. Have they done pulmonary function testing? You need to see a Family Doc experienced with Asthma, an Allergist or a Pulmonologist. I see no reason it should cost that much. This is an everyday problem that we care for all the time. ...Read more
Have moderate copd. Sick one week now. On z pac but feel worse. Pulse ox 98, pulse 84, no fever. Bp 130/88. tight chest, cough, fatig ue, weak, stuffy, mild sob?
Symptoms : Congested nose & throat. Very dry. Can’t breathe. Terrible tight chest and cough. Body and chest feels ticklish. All for a week now.?
Infection.: Possibilities for your current symptoms include acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, upper respiratory infection, allergies or even pneumonia. My concern is that your symptoms have been going on for one week, which removes the possibility that this is a simple viral infection. As such, an evaluation would be recommended at this point with a physician locally. ...Read more
Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.
Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
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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