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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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If my chest feels tight could I use an inhaler from a previous case of pneumonia?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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 more

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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


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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.

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.

Wheezing: Wheezing after exercise sounds like exercise induced asthma or similar. You should report this to your physician and get a check up for proper diagnosis and treatmentl. Why are you taking human growth hormone? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

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

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When I take my inhaler, my chest tightness and pain do not seem to go away. Am I supposed to wait it out?

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 more

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If you have difficulty breathing/chest tightness from Reflux, is it possible for it to respond to rescue inhalers. (Not sure if I have asthma yet)?

If you have difficulty breathing/chest tightness from Reflux, is it possible for it to respond to rescue inhalers. (Not sure if I have asthma yet)?

Probably not: If you do not have asthma , a rescue inhaler is unlikely to help you. On the other hand, reflux often co-exists with asthma and treating the reflux often reduces the chest symptoms without improving the lung function. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No OTC: It looks like your child has an asthma flare or asthma attack. There are no otc that works well in this situation. If you don't have the rescue inhaler with you, you should bring your child to the nearest er before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more