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What's really weird is I have all the symptoms of a cold like it's settling in my lungs?

What's really weird is I have all the symptoms of a cold like it's settling in my lungs?

Cold: Are you coughing? Cold Eeze (see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com) helps prevent from virus from setting in. Consult with us for more details. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Cold like symptoms, but very heavy chest/ trouble getting air into lungs?

Cold like symptoms, but very heavy chest/ trouble getting air into lungs?

Medical care: Medical care is indicated. If you are having respiratory distress (problems breathing which may be life threatening), you should seek care at the hospital emergency department.
Your physicians will most likely perform a chest radiograph to rule out pneumonia.
If you have a history of reflux, aspiration is a possible cause of your respiratory problems.
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So scared have something like lung cancer, had cough for 7 weeks after cold, not easing. Dr said chest and breathing ok and no other worrying symptom?

So scared have something like lung cancer, had cough for 7 weeks after cold, not easing. Dr said chest and breathing ok and no other worrying symptom?

MGT: Your risk for lung cancer involves a number of factors including your smoking history, chest imaging findings, and genetic predisposition.
If you are experiencing a prolonged cough, a pulmonary function test and chest radiograph may help to determine the next steps. If your chest is clear on exam the likelihood of bronchitis or pneumonia is less. A virtual in box consult can also be arranged. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Not really: Lung Cancer will not cause running nose or sore throat. But it often does cause cough which is persistent (>3 weeks) and progressive. Chest pain and or shortness of breath can also be a symptom of Lung cancer. ...Read more

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I had a chest cold which left me with all the symptoms of post nasal drip. Dr. Said my lungs were clear. I always feel muscus in my throat. Help?

I had a chest cold which left me with all the symptoms of post nasal drip. Dr. Said my lungs were clear. I always feel muscus in my throat. Help?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is a common cause of chronic cough and throat irritation. It will also cause feeling of mucus in your throat. I suggest talking with your with your doc about ways to help with the post nasal drip. We often employ nasal steroids (flonase and nasonex), antihistamines and things like neti pot. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Throat clearing, no cough, for a year now after a cold. Concerned, smoked as teen from 15 to 23, quit for good and now 51. Is symptom of lung cancer?

Throat clearing, no cough, for a year now after a cold. Concerned, smoked as teen from 15 to 23, quit for good and now 51. Is symptom of lung cancer?

Postnasal drip: Your throat clearing is probably due to a post nasal drip from your cold. If you haven't been to a doctor recently it might be a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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End of bad cold/cough. Muscle area under right breast/rib is tender. No shortness of breath or other symptoms, but jab w big breath/ exaggerated lung expansion. What is it?

End of bad cold/cough. Muscle area under right breast/rib is tender. No shortness of breath or other symptoms, but jab w big breath/ exaggerated lung expansion. What is it?

Muscle strain: A bout of coughing may have strained the muscles. You may watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A.D PCOS Depressive Disorder

How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A.D PCOS Depressive Disorder

At any time: Bacterial infections resulting from colds which go untreated can occur at any time during the cold. Often, it's hard to say when one infection stops & another begins. Factors such as immune status, diabetes, COPD, asthma, anemia, poor nutrition, chronic fatigue, etc. Can all make it easier for viral infections to complicate so as Captain Kangaroo always said, "Take Good Care of yourself." ...Read more

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I have a dry cough, with no symptoms of a cold, but I fell like I have a low grade fever, and have some dizziness, plus my lungs and throat is sore f?

I have a dry cough, with no symptoms of a cold, but I fell like I have a low grade fever, and have some dizziness, plus my lungs and throat is sore f?

Maybe an URI: (Upper respiratory infection). Hydrate well, rest. Consider warm soups to help with congestion. Consider gargling with warm salt water for sore throat or use of netti pot for nasal congestion. If you develop difficulty breathing please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal. Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra? Sle?

I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal. Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra? Sle?

Screen autoimmune: There are multiple joints involved which are painful. This complaint may indicate arthritis and/or autoimmune disease. I would recommend screening tests for autoimmune disease and having an evaluation of your renal function. Your doctor will discuss these possibilities with you further. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonia compared to a deep chest cold?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia compared to a deep chest cold?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia tends to be associated with higher fever, pain with inspiration (taking a deep breath) and an elevated white blood cell count (cells that fight off infection). ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today I woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should I be going in to class?

I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today I woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should I be going in to class?

Probably.....: If you have no fever, you likely have acute bronchitis due to a viral infection. Coughing into your elbow will help prevent spread of infection while the bronchitis runs its course in about 7-10 days. Another possible etiology is bronchospasm. If your cough is not improving, or if you develop shortness of breath, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more

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My chest feels tight but don't have a cold or flu like symthoms?

My chest feels tight but don't have a cold or flu like symthoms?

Chest tightness: Various causes of this symptom include muscular tension, asthma or other lung disease, heart disease, or even gas entrapment or esophageal inflammation, hiatal hernia. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to reach a diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Flu: Current flu has prolonged periods of dry cough, but you need to see physician to rule out pneumonia, gerd, reactive airway disease among other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Probably a cold: All these things could occur with a cold. Colds lasting more than 10 days may have developed into a sinus infection. If you have fevers and a headache influenza is a possibility. Pertussis could give you a cough that just won't let up, give you barking cough, or make you cough until you vomit. If your symptoms seem to be going on too long, see your primary physician. ...Read more

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When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

When I cough my chest hurts and burns I'm sick with cold like symptoms when I cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Depends...: Could be something simple like a viral bronchitis. It may be pertussis. If it persists beyond 5-7 days you should be seen, if you develop worse symptoms or new symptoms you should be seen. ...Read more

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I have had cold-like symptoms for over a month. Also, when I inhale, it feels like there's mucus or something in my chest. What could it be?

I have had cold-like symptoms for over a month. Also, when I inhale, it feels like there's mucus or something in my chest. What could it be?

Possibly bronchitis: You may have developed a case of bronchitis - an inflammation of the airway tubes in your lungs. Symptoms that have persisted this long is not normal for a typical cold. You should see your physician about this to see if you need additional treatment, like antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of a cold? My daughter is 12 and has had hives all over for 2 days and now on the 3rd day she seems to be getting a chest cold.

Can hives be a symptom of a cold? My daughter is 12 and has had hives all over for 2 days and now on the 3rd day she seems to be getting a chest cold.

Maybe: Allergies can present with cold symptoms. If "cold symptoms" do not resolve in 5-6 days and linger, it may be due to either allergies or a consequence of allergies, like a sinus infection. Hives are very common with allergies. ...Read more

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Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem. I have no other cold symptoms.

Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem. I have no other cold symptoms.

An annoying Cough: Could there be something environmental or allergy related that is causing this coughing spasm? There is also the possiibility of whooping cough, but you may be more symptomatic with that. ...Read more

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I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.

I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.

Chest pain/coughing: Be examined again. Either the infection has not resolved or your cough has strained your chest and it is chest wall pain. All the best. ...Read more

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I have really bad Chest Congestion where I am coughing up a lot of mucus and I don't know why? I don't have any other cold symptoms

I have really bad Chest Congestion where I am coughing up a lot of mucus and I don't know why? I don't have any other cold symptoms

Bronchitis: Any infection of the respiratory system can lead to an inflammatory response. Mucous and white cells are pushed out into the respiratory tract. Mostly, it is not a bacterial infection (bad odor or color of secretions would be a sign of this along with overall infection signs of fever/chills/etc). Prescribed respiratory anti-inflammatories (monteluekast or steroids) often help ...Read more