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Deep Breath Makes Me Cough
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.
Mgt: You may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Most are viral. You are having shortness of breath and should seek immediate care by a physician. ...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
Combination: You could have asthma which is worse with a cold/cough and then anxiety due to the feeling of being short of breath and that in turn worsens the shortness of breath. Do you have inhalers? Might want to see a doctor to have your lungs examined and medicine prescribed as necessary. ...Read more
Maybe but see MD: If shortness of breath is related to anxiety, deep breathing, gentle aerobic exercise, meditation and yoga may be helpful in controlling your symptoms. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by serious problems like heart attack and rhythm problems, asthma/COPD, lung disease, blood clot, anemia and even cancer. If sx persist or are associated with exertion, chest pain, palpitation, see MD ...Read more
When I take a deep breath, my throat hurts and has heavy congested pain feeling that makes me cough hard. Also clearing throat frequently. Any ideas?
Hyperreactive Airway: When deep breathing causes cough you frequently have hyperreactive airways or asthma. It may be associated with bad coughing spells, chest tightness or wheezing if you develop a respiratory infection such as a sinus infection or bronchitis. Acute bacterial or viral bronchitis can also cause coughing with deep breathing. See your primary care physician. ...Read more
Bad asthma..preventive inhalers don't work at all..flovent and servent ..it actually makes my breathing worse..it makes me breath faster .air hunger?
Severe chest pain when taking a deep breath.Shortness if breath. My pulse is 81.Hurts to cough, sneeze, hiccup, laugh.Had a pneumothorax 30 months ago.
Dry cough and too much itching inside my chest when i breath.it makes me crazy and cant stop coughing.is this allergie or asthma or what?
Determine cause: Chronic dry 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. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
Tight chest sounds congested in chest hurts to take deep breaths i'm draining down throat but nothing comes out tired?
Respiratory Infectio: I understand your discomfort. Chest hurting when you take deep breath. Please se see your physician soon for possible respiratory tract infection and treatment. ...Read more
There are many: possibilities for what you describe. You would be best cared for by establishing with a primary health care provider and having a thorough evaluation and then longitudinal followup with the same provider from now on. Make an appointment now. ...Read more
When I take a deep breath my breastbone feels tight an it makes me cough feel can't fill my lungs been 2 months started from viral chest infection?
Inflammation: It is not uncommon to have inflammation in the joints of the breastbone where the ribs attached (called costochondritis) for many weeks after a bout of lung infection. However, if symptoms are not abating or are getting worse, you should seek evaluation. Sometimes, the infections have not fully resolved, or a new infection may have taken hold. ...Read more
Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?
Usely not: This is typical but there are inhalers that help to loosen and expectorate it easier. You want to see your lung doc. ...Read more
Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?
Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc. ...Read more
Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?
Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more
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