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If My Chest Feels Tight Could I Use An Inhaler From A Previous Case Of Pneumonia
Talk to your doctor: Chest pain can be caused from many causes from something as severe as a heart attack to muscle soreness from an activity that involves chest muscles. All of these different causes suggest different treatment strategies. Call 911 if the chest pain happens along with shortness of breath, is new and severe, lasts more than a few minutes or gets worse when you do a physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chest feels tight and i can feel and hear myself wheezing, all because i ran 40 feet. I don't have an inhaler, what can I do? Is this normal.
I went to the doc 11 days ago for bronchitis from allergy got 2 inhalers and cough syurp felt better but now my chest feels tight do I have 2 go back?
Reevaluation: Yes, you should be reevaluated if you have a tight chest. It is possible you have an infectious process in your chest at this point. See your doctor for reevaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
Been sick for 6 months with random colds one after the other. recently i feel like i cant breath and my chest feels tight. peumonia?
Seek treatment: At your age, it is not normal to have multiple respiratory infections. Your current symptoms of chest tightness and dyspnea may be related to asthma or bronchitis. Pneumonia would cause a fever. See your primary physician to determine the reason for multiple infections and to prescribe medications to reduce the irritation of your airways. ...Read more
When I take my inhaler, my chest tightness and pain do not seem to go away. Am I supposed to wait it out?
Use MDI properly: One of the reasons that i found why the inhalers do not help is because they are not being used properly; patients must inhaled deeply at the same time they press on they inhalers, if they can not do it , they need to use a spacer with them or have a styroform cup, punch a hole in the bottom of the cup put the inhaler opening through the hole of the cup then press and inhaled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
For the past 2 weeks seen several doctors about chest tightness and find it hard to catch my breath, I am asthmatic and they gave me steroids over next 7day along with usual inhalers, still the same?
I recently had pneumonia. I also have congestive heart failure and copd. Now, whenever i just walk to the kitchen, I have chest tightness. What should I do?
What OTC med can I give a 11 yo child w/ history severe allergies who forgot inhaler that has a cc of sob and chest tightness before going to er?
How do I differentiate chest tightness from asthma and coronary artery spasms besides using my inhaler or nitro?
Coronary spasm: I don't know how you were diagnosed with coronary spasms. Asthma tightness is very similar. I would look at triggers. What causes the pain to come if it is allergies, humidity, typical asthma triggers it is probably asthma, try your inhaler first. You might try a long acting Nitroglycerin preparation. See your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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