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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Is it possible sore throat can cause minimal chest tightness and discomfort? Why?

Is it possible sore throat can cause minimal chest tightness and discomfort? Why?

Not directly: what ever infection is making your throat sore can also give you chest or body aches, cough, headache, fever. A sore throat that last about three days should be checked for strep. Most minor infections start to clear after threats, but can take up to two weeks to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Look for cause : if your symptoms are going for long time and bothersome look for the cause that is usually environmental like dust molds pollens and foods. This will clear up symptoms and you will not need inhales etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat. Son has bad cough. Daughter threw up once yesterday. Another has fever. Could it be walking pnemo?

I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat.  Son has bad cough.  Daughter threw up once yesterday.  Another has fever.  Could it be walking pnemo?

M.D. visit: Pneumonia may develop as a result of an infection of the lungs. It is possible to develop pneumonia from a viral illness. If the symptoms include high fever, chills, sputum, respiratory difficulty, and/or do not improve within three days, a physician visit is advised. From your description the illness may be influenza, another viral illness or a bacterial illness such as Strep. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

Don't worry: I'm sorry you've had a bad cough for 6 days. No need to worry about the ear popping back. As the congestion in your upper respiratory system resolves the pressure in your eustachian tube will come back to normal on its own. You don't need to do anything. Don't try to "pop it back". No need to focus on it. Turn your attention to other things and you will find it will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Unlikely: You need to call your doctor right now since you appear to be having an exacerbation in your asthma probably triggered by a viral infection. I greatly doubt that it is related to your OC intake. ...Read more

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I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin i tried hydroxycut recommend dose. can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin i tried hydroxycut recommend dose. can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

Caffeine can do: all the things you mentioned, but so can poor diet. Please see your doc because the symptoms you mention are dangerous. You also need to be evaluated for a possible eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Tight chest , sore throat, sore ears and feel very conjested. What is this from ?

Tight chest , sore throat, sore ears and feel very conjested. What is this from ?

? viral infection?: This could be a viral infection. If breathing becomes too difficult or temp is 104 or > please seek medical eval. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth. ...Read more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more