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How do I know if its coronavirus that I am suffering from? I've been having symptoms like colds, dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and malaise
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
Flemy cough, shortness of breath, hard to take deep breath, congested chest. Over all can't really breathe. What do I do? Puffer helped last time.
Upper back pain, mostly left side, no cough, shortness of breath after activity and irregular heartbeat at times?
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Chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath (during and after coughing "fits" along with near vomitting) no colds or infections in 6+ mths.?
Pertussis: The coughing fits is diagnostic for pertussis. ...Read more
Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?
Don'tIgnoreFamJewels: I entered "dull pain+lower rt abd+short of breath+lump left testicle" into Watson, the super-super computer and after 45 minutes of beeps and flashes it came-up with "BURPO." So much for super-computers. So, back to the drawing board. If I were you, I'd focus on that testicle lump right now (i.e. ASAP) and get that figured-out and at the same time you can tell them all about everything else. ...Read more
Hoarse cough Shortness of breath since 2 days early in the morning when im sleeping. Goes away after taking cough medicine after an hr. Asthma?
May be: Or airway hypersensitivity, also check your sinuses, cough medicine would help momentarily, check with an allergist if you have a specialist around, but start with your regular doctor, you will need a bronchodilator to help your cough first, and other controller medicine might be needed in addition to treating any other condition like sinusitis, good luck ...Read more
Spitting up fresh blood with chunks of what looks like liver, can that be bronchitis I don't have a cough, shortness of breath, but I do smoke lightly?
After treated acute bronquitis, cough shortness of breath chest pain no voice really bad weezing face pane fever is all back, go back to doctor? Help
Yes: Go see a doctor again. Sounds like more needs to be done. ...Read more
A Cold from 2 weeks ago turned into a productive cough, shortness of breath, night sweats, headache, clammy skin, no fever. Is it bronchitis?
Or pneumonia?: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more
I have excess mucus in lungs/throat-barely comes up when I cough-Shortness of breath and I have to cough frequently. No Bronchitis. Maybe asthma?
Cough/Sputum: If you have had a recent upper respiratory infection (past 3 months) and the cough/mucous started afterwards, this could be "post-infectious cough" that resembles cough-variant asthma. The latter is possible too. Further history taking is necessary to help direct you- I will be happy to see you in an online appointment or you could see your PCP as well. ...Read more
Chest pain breathing problem croop cough shortness of breath. Went to doc&put me on prednisone&albuterol inhaler. Still feel same. What shld I do?
Call the doctor: You should call the doctor and let him or her know. ...Read more
Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?
What are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? Lung Cancer and mesothelioma? Copd? Or just temporary irritation (cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
Sawdust: All those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation ...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
Lower/middle right back pain, coughing, shortness of breath, headache/dizziness when standing or sitting, right side neck pain?
See doctor: With these symptoms, it's time to see your doctor! Do call now, so you can be examined asap. I hope you feel better soon! ...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 are symptoms of a reaction/allergy, rejection to titanium. I had a rod out in my femur 8 months ago and have sudden symptoms. Fatigue, coughing, shortness of breath, random high heart rates.
Sudden symptoms: I am concerned that you are throwing emboli. Go to the er asap. ...Read more
Chest pain. Feeling sick. Being sick. Cold sweat. Dizzy. Feeling light headed. Wheezing. Coughing. Shortness of breath feeling a bad sensation?
Cough: This is likely the common cold. Give it time and it will resolve. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and get plenty of rest. Do not forget about drinking enough fluid. If you are wheezing you may need to see your doctor and get a chest x-ray to rule out a pneumonia. The doctor can also give you a bronchodilator to make your breathing easier and open up the bronchi of the lungs. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
Fever of 101.X, headaches, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, sore throat, upset stomach but no vomiting and very tired. Symptoms for 15 days.
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My husband is getting over something. My baby and I stayed away. Starting Saturday I've had this phlemy cough and shortness of breath. Pneumonia?
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
Why? We cannot tell over the internet.
Who? Your doctor.
Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hearttransplant patient, suffering from very bad cold, cough, now shortness of breath to the point, of being scared to lay down?
I have an issue in my chest. For 3 months now I have intermittent cough and shortness of breath. Sometimes it hurts when I breathe.
Chronic Cough: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and chest x-ray. Treatment will depend on cause. Good luck ...Read more
Four broken ribs in middle back 7 weeks ago. Pain is gone but now have persistent dry cough and shortness of breath. Is this possibly hemothorax?
Your symptoms are unlikely to be a hemathorax (blood in chest cavity) or pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity) though not impossible. With a residual pneumothorax, the symptoms you describe can occur. You should get a chest X-Ray and see your physician to be sure you do not have some partial lung collapse from not deep breathing for a prolonged period of time.
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For 2 days I have a cough and shortness of breath. Doctor said my oxygen levels are normal but he put me on adibiotics. Could I have something serious?
Cold for over a week with cough and shortness of breath and now back hurts near lung area. Is this normal?
No: After 3-4days, see your physician!Get a more detailed answer ›