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How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

Meds: A persistent cough associated w/ tight chest is usually due to bronchospasm. Your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler which will relieve the bronchospasm and perhaps a steroid inhaler to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can also determine if your cough is due to some other etiology and treat that as well. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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How to get rid off tight chest with dry cough?

How to get rid off tight chest with dry cough?

Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best to go see family doc. A short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol will most likely take care of tight chest. With that said, this is all speculation. If you feel lightheaded, nauseated, short of breath, chest pain/pressure, don't wait. Call 911. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

Don't worry: I'm sorry you've had a bad cough for 6 days. No need to worry about the ear popping back. As the congestion in your upper respiratory system resolves the pressure in your eustachian tube will come back to normal on its own. You don't need to do anything. Don't try to "pop it back". No need to focus on it. Turn your attention to other things and you will find it will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chest tightness?

How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: Itself to decrease these symptoms. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of symptom of chest tightness as I am suffering from bronchial asthama?

How can I get rid of symptom of chest tightness as I am suffering from bronchial asthama?

Several options: If you have access to medical care, then it's best consulyour doc for eval/treatment, likely an albuterol inhaler, a steroid inhaler by itself or in combo with a longer-acting albuterol-type, or even oral steroid, and possibly some cough syrup. Likely cause is viral and should resolve, but the coughing/spasm may persist. Otc Primatene Mist for a few days is also reasonable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I am feeling anxious often and even for small things. I get chest tightness only whenever anxious. How to get rid off this?

Hello doctor. I am feeling anxious often and even for small things. I get chest tightness only whenever anxious. How to get rid off this?

Frequent anxiety: You should not auto-medicate, see a psychologist.

He will refer you to a psychiatrist if required.

I think this is the best way.

Do not take advise from friends, share your feelings with your close family members. ...Read more

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Flu for 6 days, still have a fever fluct between 38-39.5C. Not improving much. Tight chest, mild cough. Could it still be pneumonia without bad cough?

Flu for 6 days, still have a fever fluct between 38-39.5C. Not improving much. Tight chest, mild cough. Could it still be pneumonia without bad cough?

Possible: Did you have influenza diagnosed with a flu test or are you just assuming from symptoms; By 6 days you should start to feel better eventhough cough can hang on for 2 weeks or so. Pneumonia can be a complication of influenza. You should be seen especially if you were not seen initially for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, difficulty breathing. I have allergies, as well as anxiety, making the situation worse. How to get rid of chest congestion anxiety?

Control the asthma: It is understandable that when one can't breathe well, one often gets anxiety and thus you need to see someone, preferably an allergist, to get your asthma under control since you are not taking anything for it.
On the other hand, anxiety can worsen asthma and only when we can get your asthma under control can we be certain on which is the chicken and which the egg. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat. Son has bad cough. Daughter threw up once yesterday. Another has fever. Could it be walking pnemo?

I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat. Son has bad cough. Daughter threw up once yesterday. Another has fever. Could it be walking pnemo?

M.D. visit: Pneumonia may develop as a result of an infection of the lungs. It is possible to develop pneumonia from a viral illness. If the symptoms include high fever, chills, sputum, respiratory difficulty, and/or do not improve within three days, a physician visit is advised. From your description the illness may be influenza, another viral illness or a bacterial illness such as Strep. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough and tight chest for months have had antibiotics cough meds but nothing works doctor thinks its my asthma but its getting worse?

I've had a bad cough and tight chest for months have had antibiotics cough meds but nothing works doctor thinks its my asthma but its getting worse?

Chronic Cough: Asthma is best suited for a specialist trained in asthma. Allergists are specifically trained in asthma, especially since 70% of asthmatics have allergies. A pulmonologist can also help. I would start with an asthma specialist. ...Read more

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What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

Things: Vicks fomula 44, or delsym (dextromethorphan) cough syrup best is find out the cause of your cough. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Depends on cause: Since coughing can be a symptom of many disorders, the response to treatment depends on appropriate treatment. A physician can diagnose the cause of the cough and with appropriate treatment the cough may subside in less than 12 hours. If whooping cough, it may take weeks or months. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bad cough?

How to get rid of a bad cough?

Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read more

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So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

Lymph node: It sounds like a lymph node. There is nothing you can do to get rid of it. Lymph nodes swell up as they filter out infection causing agents from the blood and help protect us. They usually shrink back down to an unnoticeable size after some time. However, sometimes, they do remain slightly swollen and hard due to scarring in the node. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

Depends...: It depends on how long you have been coughing but in general possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Acute bronchitis can be the diagnosis if the cough is present for a few days to a week or 2. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can help make diagnosis and w/smoking cessation. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough? (fast)

How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough? (fast)

Get rid of the infec: See u physician for evaluation and work up, take u medication, try to rest and take enough fluid. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough which started after the flu in may 2017......I cannot get rid of it.....I have ask my Doctor but she said it would disapear in time?

I have a bad cough which started after the flu in may 2017......I cannot get rid of it.....I have ask my Doctor but she said it would disapear in time?

Chronic cough: Can very well be your sinuses with chronic post nasal discharge causing the lingering cough, it can last for weeks after a cold, but months, that needs to be treated. Ask your doctor for an ENT or an allergist / immunonlogist referral, check aaaal. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area. Meanwhile, use saline nasal washes often, best wishes ...Read more

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What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

What treatment would you recommend for a cough? Slightly tight chest, some phlegm and "hollow" sound to cough.

Pharmacist: Any Pharmacist would be able to suggest something to ease the symptoms provided it is not a serious infection. Prospan, Bronchol, Mucospect are examples of what could help. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

Cough: It is not clear what you mean by "bad, " but if it is associated with fever, difficulty breathing, blueness around the lips or fingertips, wheezing, excessive sleepiness (lethargy), or retractions when breathing get to the doctor immediately. I will assume there is no chance he/she has aspirated a foreign object? ...Read more

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Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, I got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to I get rid of all these symptoms?

Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, I got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to I get rid of all these symptoms?

URI: If you only have the above symptoms, you can take over the counter cough and cold medications, bed rest, hydration. See your primary care doctor if not better in 1 week or if you have additional symptoms like fever, headache etc. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

See your doctor 4 tx: Green mucous tastes bad, and indicates you have either a secondary infection, or sinuses that are not clearing, and a possible upper respiratory infection that needs to be attended to by your pcp. S/he can listen to your lungs, and check your head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat to get a better idea what's going on, and to recommend treatment. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

See DR: Need inhaler. Avoid smoke, dust, and cats. Do not allow anyone to use tobacco or to create any kind of smoke under your roof. Move out if you must. ...Read more

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Bad cold virus for 2 weeks, finally feel better. Went to sleep, starting to cough lots. Barking seal cough laying down, tight chest sitting up. Bad?

Bad cold virus for 2 weeks, finally feel better. Went to sleep, starting to cough lots. Barking seal cough laying down, tight chest sitting up. Bad?

Viral illness: If you are having any problems breathing, have fever, have a change in the appearance of your sputum or are having other symptoms it may be necessary to see your doctor and be evaluated. Hard to say whether this is needed now without having further info. Best to err on the side of safety and if you have questions, get examined by a professional. ...Read more

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My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker (3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room. Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough. Pneumonia, panic, something else?

My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker (3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room. Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough. Pneumonia, panic, something else?

See a doctor: Those symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with a doctor promptly. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Sob: I notice you had an echocardiogram. Do you have a cardiac problem? If so, your shortness of breath, tight chest and wheezing may be cardiac in origin. See your crdiologist for further evaluation. Otherwise, your doctor's diagnosis apperas to be correct ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more