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Headache Heavy Chest Difficulty Breathing Sore Throat
GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and sore throat. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Fever, and Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?
Problematic: The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Throat clogs heavy breathing chest and spinal pain when laying down sore throat and trouble talking when not laying down been going on for 3-4 days?
See Doc: See your MD. Sounds like a URI that may have spread to your lungs. ...Read more
Haven't felt right for weeks. Tonsils very swollen but no sore throat. Neck and body aches. Chest pains and trouble breathing. Any ideas?
Boyfriend has aches&pains, sore throat, sore behind eyes, feels faint&Had trouble breathing tight chest not as bad now though, whatDoIdo? Refuses ambulan
Drive him: Directly to your local ER or UC clinic. I also suggest 911 to take him if possible. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, it is painful to swallow and to yawn, also having difficulty breathing especially at night. Should I be concerned about this?
YES: Get examined and treated, Get a strep test and a mononucleosis test ...Read more
Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?
Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks.
If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f, interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing sometimes, can you help?
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I am experiencing sore throat and ankle swelling. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?
I am experiencing nasal congestion and sore throat. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You symptoms may be due to allergy to some thing in your environment.
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Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! I'm 17 am I dieing? Please help! No difficulty breathing
I am experiencing nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both). The following also describe me: Cough and Sore throat. What should I do?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Loss of voice, Difficulty breathing through nose, Hoarse voice, and Ear ache. What should I do?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc. Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, ear infection, etc., are present). ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.
I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?
Nasal congestion: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10! days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics. Also would check your pulse, not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more
Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as I'm only 17?
Perhaps: I would discontinue tobacco use immediately! Smoking tobacco will certainly aggravate your symptoms and hinder the healing process. If in fact you have mono, it is imperative that you have plenty on fluids and rest. If you are not feeling better in 5 days, visit your physician again. Good luck! ...Read more
I had picked up a bat 6.5 years ago. For the last 2.5 months been having sore throat, muscle spasms, breathing difficulty etc. Should I be concerned?
Doctor can examine: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), some causes such as allergies or irritants, or some other uncommon medical issue. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep), or comes with other symptoms (as in this case). ...Read more
Have a child aged 4 years. He has a fever just under a 101 with heavy breathing and a sore throat?
Yesterday had sore throat. Today, tightness in chest & throat, difficulty & pain when swallowing & breathing, & cough w/ no mucous. Getting worse. = (
Chest pain, weight up and down, headaches, left arm, leg numbness, eye issues sore throat and more could I have thyroid disease? Or early signs?
I have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. No fever. Now what?
Viral Infection: A viral infection usually doesn't last that long but cough and the other symptoms could last for a while. If you have these symptoms at the same time each year, it could be 'seasonal allergies' too. Continue the symptomatic treatment. Get checked by your doctor for any allergies (like to pollen, dust mites, pets) etc. Aviod the triggers if you test positive for that. ...Read more
Bronchitis vs pneumo: You could have bronchitis or pneumonia. If you are having lots of thick mucous this may affect gas exchange and cause shortness of breath. You can try over the counter mucolytic drugs (ie guaifenisin) but if your symptoms continue you will have to see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
These are my symptons: sore throat, neck pain, very tird, shortness of breath, & feels like a large object is sitting on my chest...
ER visit: I would recommend going to an er. You are young but a heart attack can happen anytime and with those symptoms you should be examined. With shortness of breath and chest pressure, you really should be examined. The fatigue and neck pain (referred pain) also fit concerns for heart attack. It may be just a chest cold, but I would recommend an er visit. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, mucus producing cough, NO sore throat, my chest feels tight, but I can breathe just fine no shortness of breath: flu, cold, pneumonia?
Many possibilities: The red herring here is your hx of cat scratches which raises the question of toxoplasmosis. But your other symptoms don't suggest that. I think it's unrelated. I suspect you have a viral pharyngitis but you need a throat culture to rule out strep, or, if appropriate, a gram negative diplococcus (neisserian species). ...Read more
Should I go c a dr? Sore throat on n off fevers, trouble breathing 4 3 days, I can't sleep due to coughing/gaging help.
Yes: Yes you should.Get a more detailed answer ›
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