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Home Remedies For Chest Tightness
Would having a peak flow meter at home help my MD manage my RAD? My only symptom is a horrible cough and some chest tightness. When I have an attack.
Absolutely yes...: You definitely should have a peak flow meter for home use. You should then record your peak flow meter result at least 3 times daily and when you have symptoms. You should record next to the numbers if you were having any symptoms. You can then have a plan in place that if your peak flow drops to a certain number, you should call your doc, go to the ER, etc. Peak flow meters are very helpful!! ...Read more
PE diagnosis on Saturday and sent home from ER? Having chest tightness & neck throbbing. What could it be? Given 1 Xerlto in ER.
? CT scan...: Usually a HR CT is done to diagnose PE......then the treatment is anticoagulation.... ...Read more
Having chest tightness slight dizziness short of breath..i was in a home an hour ago. the owners have multiple dogs..a cat and house isnt too clean.
Possibly allergies: Allergic symptoms to animal dander is very common and can take the form of wheezing, tearing, swelling and hives. Make sure you take a shower to remove any animal hair/dander you may have brought home and take some anti-histamines to reduce the allergic reactions. If serious, you may need to visit the ER for an injection of steroids, anti-histamines or epinephrine. ...Read more
I feel some allergen is causing swollen airways(chest tightness).How to manage it with OTC meds or other remedies, until I see my allergist?
Call your allergist: If you are having bothersome symptoms, just call the office - they will get you in right away, or tell you what you can do. If you already have a diagnosis of asthma, use your rescue inhaler. If you don't have one, hot, caffeinated beverages often have a mild effect to relieve chest tightness. But call your allergist - particularly if breathing problems are a new symptom for you,they'll get you in ...Read more
Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart. Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem. Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SOB & chest tightness that resolves with leaning forward? Also, pretty much resolves when laying down.
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