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Doctor insights on: Heavy Scratchy Lungs

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I have the WORST sensation right now. Its feeling like my lungs are itchy and I cant seem to scratch it. What is this or what does it mean?

I have the WORST sensation right now. Its feeling like my lungs are itchy and I cant seem to scratch it. What is this or what does it mean?

Wheezing too?: Are you wheezing and coughing too? You may have an allergic or reactive airway disorder. How long have you had the symptoms, and what - if anything - have you taken that has given you relief? ...Read more

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I have asthma I usually have itchy lungs does that mean I'm about to have an a attack?

I have asthma I usually have itchy lungs does that mean I'm about to have an a attack?

?: Not quite sure about "itchy lungs". Do you mean they begin to feel tight or your throat is scratchy. Are you associating this feeling with an allergy you have (cats, dogs, etc) that makes your skin itchy and then you may have an attack? ...Read more

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Iam starting to cough and feel itchy inside my lungs could I take antiasthma medicine since thebstmptoms are the same of asthma?

Iam starting to cough and feel itchy inside my lungs could I take antiasthma medicine since thebstmptoms are the same of asthma?

No antihistamines!: Good morning, antihistamines of the old type such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are not recommended for patients with asthma as it may cause dryness inside the airway. Mucus thinning agents such as Mucinex plain and robutussin plain would be preferable. ...Read more

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How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

Maybe: Cough is a reflex mechanism that aids your immune system to get rid of any possible "pathogens" that can affect your immune system. Most coughing stops after 7-14 days. If it persists you need to get evaluated. If you are very worried then make an appointment sooner. Good luck. Most common causes include asthma, reflux, allergies, postnasal drip and medications. ...Read more

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Hello I have been having a itchy feeling in my lungs when I breathe and I am a little bit on edge about it im also a smoker which is making me anxious?

Hello I have been having a itchy feeling in my lungs when I breathe and I am a little bit on edge about it im also a smoker which is making me anxious?

QUIT!!!: Quit now. Meds may help. Go to hypnosis every day for as many times as it takes, even if 10 or 20 times. The longer you delay the greater the risk of tragic damage. See your Dr. Whatever it takes. There is nothing more important today. Do it now. No excuses. ...Read more

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Weird itchy sensation in my back or upper back in the lung area? Its like I need to scratch but the itch is deep inside.

Weird itchy sensation in my back or upper back in the lung area? Its like I need to scratch but the itch is deep inside.

Itchy: Have you had a virus or bacterial infection? Ever been tested for Tuberculosis? History of smoking? Consult with us to see if you need a Chest xray. ...Read more

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Hi, I just got over a flu/cold and my lungs have been so itch before and after I was sick. Any reason why my lungs are so itchy. I'm on an inhaler now.

Hi, I just got over a flu/cold and my lungs have been so itch before and after I was sick. Any reason why my lungs are so itchy. I'm on an inhaler now.

Possible asthma: You may benefit from pulmonary function testing and a short burst of steroid therapy if you are asthmatic. Please contact your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Hello im 20 anf for the last 2 minths or so I have had a light itchy feeling on my right lung and it seems like that lung produces more mucus (smoker?

Hello im 20 anf for the last 2 minths or so I have had a light itchy feeling on my right lung and it seems like that lung produces more mucus (smoker?

Not sure what you: Are really feeling, since we don't feel "itching" in a lung, but on the skin or tissues right under the skin. If you are having sensations on your right chest when you cough, you may think the mucus is coming from the right lung, but there is no way to know that. If you are coughing and bringing up a lot of phlegm, it is likely from smoking, but only an examination can rule out infection etc. ...Read more

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What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more

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I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?

Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more

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Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?

Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?

See doctor: This indicates that your asthma is not well controlled and frequent use of albuterol for relief often leads to worsening in asthma. Seek medical care before it is too late. It appears that you will need a controller medication and soon. ...Read more

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I have an itchy feeling at the end of my throat (or beginning of my lungs) for 4 months and it made me cough (dry), what can it be? Drs say allergy.

I have an itchy feeling at the end of my throat (or beginning of my lungs) for 4 months and it made me cough (dry), what can it be? Drs say allergy.

Probably so: Itching often signals the presence of an allergic reaction. Did Cetirizine help the itching? Any food, particularly fruit, triggers it? Consult an allergist if the problem is unbearable. ...Read more

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My right lung start itchy feeling. I kept wild deer mouse 6weeks as pet. Back, shoulder pain and some headache. No fever. Allergic reaction?

My right lung start itchy feeling. I kept wild deer mouse 6weeks as pet. Back, shoulder pain and some headache. No fever. Allergic reaction?

Deer mouse diseases: Allergies make you itch but do not usually cause back pain, shoulder pain or headache. I'm not sure what you mean by saying your lung itches. The deer mouse can carry a very dangerous virus, called hantavirus, and also other diseases, called ehrlichiosis and babesiosis, and possibly lyme disease. You should see a doctor asap. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/peromyscus. ...Read more

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I'm finding it impossible to live with a fragrance allergy. It's everywhere itchy throat lungs rashes. What can I do?

I'm finding it impossible to live with a fragrance allergy. It's everywhere itchy throat lungs rashes. What can I do?

Fragrance allergy: There's no such thing per se, you have chronic inflammation of your airways, be it due to allergy or not, yet to be known, fragrances just irritate the already inflammed lining of the airways causing those symptoms you suffer from, your best bet is to see an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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Ongoing dry throat, itchy coughing due to it two months now, sore throat some nights and my lungs are sore in different areas on diff. Days dry lungs?

Ongoing dry throat, itchy coughing due to it two months now, sore throat some nights and my lungs are sore in different areas on diff. Days dry lungs?

Cough: It could be lingering cough from previous infection. It may be asthma, reflux or postnasal discharge causing cough. It could be some more pressing/significant to evaluate further if you have a h/o smoking. ...Read more

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38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?

38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?

Additional allergies: The itching suggests that there might be a complicating component. I would advise that they check a serum tryptase and a serum alpha-galactose level. This may help sort if you are having a systemic reaction from mast cell release or a rare meat allergy that reacts 6-10 hours after eating meat. ...Read more

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Itchy on right leg, right leg hurts, pain in left armpit and upper chest, they did chest X-rays in April and It was not heart or lung. Any ideas?

Itchy on right leg, right leg hurts, pain in left armpit and upper chest, they did chest X-rays in April and It was not heart or lung. Any ideas?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time. In order to evaluate you, a physician would have to perform a thorough history and physical examination. After that pertinent tests and/or referral to appropriate specialist may be required for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been smoking a vapor pen and lately my throat has been feeling irritated. Plus I have noticed my lungs are itchy only when I smoke the vapor pen. My ears are itchy as well. I am coughing a little mucus up, not much but some every so often.

I have been smoking a vapor pen and lately my throat has been feeling irritated. Plus I have noticed my lungs are itchy only when I smoke the vapor pen. My ears are itchy as well. I am coughing a little mucus up, not much but some every so often.

Stop vaping: There is very little, if any, regulations or oversight for the ingredients/chemicals being used in electronic cigarette devices. These devices have not been around long enough to determine the potential harms associated with their use. It sounds like you are having a negative reaction to one or more of the components of the vapor, perhaps even an allergy. I recommend that you stop vaping. ...Read more

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I have dry itchy throat near lungs area, and allergies to scents. I don't have any money for treatment or doctors. Over counter medication don't help?

I have dry itchy throat near lungs area, and allergies to scents. I don't have any money for treatment or doctors. Over counter medication don't help?

Mgt: I would advise hydration with non acidic fluids, such as water and warm tea with honey. An over the counter antihistamine may help. There are many over the counter allergy remedies. ...Read more

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Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Cat allergy: Please get retested for cat allergy. You can do pin prick or the blood method. I suspect it will be positive when you check it. Most doctors would say remove the cat while most patients will reply remove the doctor. If you keep the cat you will need to learn avoidance measures like not sleeping with it in your room and keeping the cat litter and stuff in a separate room of the house. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath. Lung function test abnormal, not asthma. Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation. Caused by allergy?

Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath. Lung function test abnormal, not asthma. Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation. Caused by allergy?

Allergy is likely: You may wish to check with an allergist or at least give an antihistamine a try. If you think it is a winter cold then you may want to try a decongestant. Tack för frågan! ...Read more

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Auscultation and sp02 normal. Good X-ray w/in last month. Spirometry 2day. Why more dyspnea a week after quitting than ever while smoking? Throat itchy & left lung feels numb. 24/7, unlike w/ panic.

Auscultation and sp02 normal. Good X-ray w/in last month. Spirometry 2day. Why more dyspnea a week after quitting than ever while smoking? Throat itchy & left lung feels numb. 24/7, unlike w/ panic.

More sensitive.: It could be that your lungs are more sensitive due to the cessation of smoking and they've opened up more, this letting in particles that trigger a response. It also could be that you've developed allergies to air particles, etc. Your reflux and anxiety might also contribute. If it gets worse, see your doctor for allergy testing, but also stay off smoking as this is a good step. ...Read more

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Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Best to see MD: It seems like you have one of the exanthematous childhood diseases like measles. It is best to see your md for precaution and proper diagnosis. It is fraught that childhood diseases when they happen in adults can have possibility of more complications, not necessarily that they happen. ...Read more