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Costochondritis Hoarseness Wheezing
Pain on my chest from costochodritis that has gone away. But I have shortness of breath. My ribs do not hurt and it's not my asthma (no wheeze). Scared?
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
What is it? I have sinus pain, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds) (worsened by: at night) and wheezing (worsened by: at night).
Sinobronchial: Syndrome: a combined sinus and bronchial infection which requires medical intervention. ...Read more
My brother is experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough) (worsened by: worse at night). The following also describe him: Chest pain or discomfort, Wheezing, and Chest congestion. What should he do?
See doctor: Don't know how long these symptoms have been present but also note that you are not old enough to sign on this website. Do get your brother to a doctor. ...Read more
I am wheezing, have a hoarse voice and thick mucus in my throat. Throughout the day, I find myself constantly having to clear my throat the past few days. I also know it's not pollen/ allergies. Any thoughts as to what this most likely is? -Thanks
Not allergies?: I'm wondering what leads you to say it isn't allergies. It sounds consistent with allergies, but could be from something you are chronically exposed to (i.e. Indoor allergies). Depending on how long it's been going on, it could be a cold or bronchitis as well. If it persists you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more
Burning throat and hoarseness the past two days. Went to ER the past two evenings. Also, had no voice the second day and wheezing. Wheezing today too with a nauseous, vomit, headache, dizziness and not speaking straight. Constant temp of 95.2?
ToWheezeOrNot2Wheeze: Man, you got it baaad! Sounds like the flu or a flu-like illness. If they didn't suspect anything worse after two ER visits, as long as the ERs weren't located in a malpractice zone, you should get over it. Two things, however: if breathing steam in the shower doesn't help the wheezing, you may need a medication. Same for the goofy speaking if it gets worse, so watch those carefully and see a doc. ...Read more
My 5 1/2 month old has a very constant cough, his cry has change more hoarse he is constantly screaming less sleep and fewer bottles also sounds wheezy?
Cough: May be viral but with all those symptoms you need to have the baby checked out today. If you can't get your doctor go to the ER right away ...Read more
Hi I've just had an allergy reaction to a sushi roll. Hives around mouth, a bit wheezy and hoarse. History of allergies. Will the gym make it worse?
Depends: Do you have a known allergy to fish or shellfish? Do you have a history of exercise induced anaphylaxis? How long ago was your reaction? If you are experiencing wheezing, probably not a good idea to go to the gym as exercise can induce asthma symptoms. See an allergist for further evaluation of seafood allergy/ anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Diagnosis of...: Diagnosis of exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read more
Varies: Costochondritis is an inflmayltory condotion of the ribs where the bone and cartilage art of the rib join. Rest and anti inflammatories are the gold standard for it; and it will usually resolve on its own at some point as well. Would certainly want to be checked to make sure it is not a heart or lung problem. ...Read more
Rib/breastbone joint: Costochondritis is pain in the joints where your ribs meet your breastbone. Causes: heavy lifting or intense exercise; any illness with lots of coughing/sneezing; blow to your chest. Local treatments include creams [over the counter capsaicin, Aspirin or rx diclofenac], Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers. Gentle stretching or heating pads may also help. ...Read more
Warm compress: Moist heat or warm compress will help. Thank you. ...Read more
Possibly Yes: A hard blow to chest can cause an acute injury and resultant inflammation to the chest wall, giving rise to same symptoms as in costochondritis, (CC) which in mist cases doesn't have an apparent cause. Follow up visit with his doctor is advisable in light of his underlying Kawasaki's disease, although no special tests or treatment is needed in most cases of CC. Rest and OTC pain meds should work. ...Read more
Hi Dr, How can I differentiate between costochondritis and heartburn vs something worse? I have had a normal EKG.
How long do symptoms of costochondritis last? Been taking Aleve (naproxen) for a few days and it isn't helping much.
2 weeks: I advise patients to treat their symptoms for 2 weeks with anti-inflammatories and to follow up if symptoms are not better in 2 weeks. ...Read more
Can costochondritis pain be aggravated for a length of time if you experience a panic attack/ anxiety over the chest pain?
My sciatica flare up and costochondritis type symptoms seem to go hand in hand, any nerve type link between the two issues?
I have had costochondritis and now sometimes bottom of ribs feel sore and when I wake up in morning could it be coming back?
Possibly : It could be coming back. Start back on anti inflam Meds snd hot packs snd don't rub the area snd check with your PCP. Mist of all don't panic. You know it will go away. ...Read more
Is costochondritis forever? Had this now 8 months no relief. What can I do? NSAIDs and steroids don't work. Acupuncture?
Maybe not.: Pain in the ribs, can be caused by costochondritis, but can also be caused by other conditions, the most common of which is probably postherpetic neuralgia, which is due to a previous a pack of shingles. If many occasions, people do not even see the rash. You need re-evaluated. It would be helpful to hear more history. What is the pain like, what aggravates it. Is it Is there tenderness to touch? ...Read more