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Boyfriend sick with cough for a day, having difficult time breathing.Says left side of his chest hurts all the time but more when deep breaths.advice?
R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral.They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID(indocin) if it persists a course of prednisone may be needed. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FOR EKG/CXR & LABS. ...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
Pleurisy: The classic case of pain in your chest on taking a deep breath is "pleurisy, " also known as "the devil's grip." it is usually the result of a cold in which the presumed virus causes inflammation of the lining of the lung so that when you take a deep breath, this raw and inflamed surface rubs against the inside chest wall, and causes pain. The onset is abrupt and usually resolves in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Chest pain more noticeable at rest, easily winded when walking, low oxygen after walking, chest tightness when coughing or taking deep breaths?
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.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) not helping chest congestion sounds like i'm snoring when i breath clears with deep coughs then comes back after few min.
42yof.Slight pneumonia.2 antibiotics + inhaler for 5 days now (5 more to go). Feel same. Still hear wheeze on deep inhale and crackly deep exhale. Ok?
On 250/50 advair/albuterol. Third time I've stopped mid-run because of serious shortness if breath, wheezing, and coughing. Change or up medication?
Go see your doctor: Advair 250/50 is different from & does not contain albuterol. Advair is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist while albuterol is a short acting one. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks while albuterol is used to rescue you from one. If you've had 3 attacks despite advair, you need to check w/your doc. Make sure you're using proper technique, too. Spacer? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
Reason for severe pain deep in rectum? At night, wakes me up. Lasts 30-60 min. Approx 5-10 times a year. Resolves on its own.
Proctalgia fugax: Proctalgia fugax, a spasm of the muscles around the rectum, is the most likely reason. Generally this spasm is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without a clear precipitating reason. But if it is new in onset , or there are associated changes in bowel movements (pattern different, bleeding) there could be other reasons so best see your pcp or a gastroenterologist and discuss. ...Read more
Possible pleurisy: You need an examination and a chest x-ray. Go directly or UC clinic evaluation- you may have an inflammation of the sac around your lungs or a brewing pneumonia. A young woman with pain on deep inspiration will need further testing, evaluation and treatment-ASAP(pleuritis) ...Read more
Irritating cough for over 2 months. Coughing fits during the day, especially bed time. I feel it on the left side of throat. Astma puffer dont work?
May not be asthma: I am assuming that since you have a "puffer" you already may have asthma. However, a persistent cough like you describe may be something else. You may want to look into GERD (gastroesophegeal reflux disease). This occurs when acid from the stomach is passed upwards into the throat which can cause a burning but also a cough. Any obstruction can be tested with a spirometer. Good Luck ...Read more
Last 2 months I've been feeling short of breath as if I can't take a deep breath- sometimes worse when sitting. Progressively getting worse. Causes?
There are multiple: potential causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. It will be impossible to pinpoint a diagnosis without an examination and lab work. You need to see a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
Cough, chest congestion & wheezing w/ deep breaths for ~3 wks. Cough can be aggressive @ times & barely productive. When productive, phlegm is thick.
Seek help asap: You will need to see a doc ASAP. Antibiotics, bronchodilators , possible admission are in order. Probably all viral but if fevers and xray show anything they might start antibiotics. Meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more
Having chest infection when ever I take deep breath it starts cough so much with pain in throatk?
Diagnosis?: Do you know you have a chest infection? If your doctor has seen and examined you, then follow your doctor's instructions and you should feel better in a few days. If you have not seen a doctor, you need to in order to get the correct diagnosis/treatment. You could have pneumonia or bronchitis as well as a number of other disorders that can lead to these symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This doesn't sound: like something you should either ignore or count on an internet service to help you figure out. Back pain, shallow breathing, fever, chills.....I certainly hope it's nothing serious...... but you need to see a doctor about this. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?
Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...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.
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
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