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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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 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