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Lungs Feel Like They Re Burning
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
Lungs feel like they are burning when I am in a cold aerea why is that lungs feel like they are burning when I am in a clod room
Cold-induced asthma: You might be describing cold-induced asthma or bronchospasm, brought about by exposure to cold environment such as walk-in freezers or just going outside (if it's cold). Go see your doctor for evaluation. S/he may prescribe short-acting beta agonist such as albuterol to prevent these episodes if they're far & few between. ...Read more
I had a cigarette this morning and for the first time in my life, my lungs felt like they were burning. What could this possibly mean?
It means...: It means that you should say, "I had a cigarette this morning and it's for the last time in my life." The inhaling of smoke from burning organic material is damaging the delicate linings of the inside of the nose, throat, and lungs. ...Read more
Possibly asthma: Asthma is more of a problem 'getting air out' than getting air into the lungs. This is caused by the contraction of the muscles that surround the lungs, as well as swelling to the lining of the bronchial tubes. Trapped mucous can also cause a problem. You should see your doctor about this right away. ...Read more
I have sarcodosis and my lungs have been burning all day with chest pains I had burning before but never all day like today?
I've had a burning sensation in what feels like my lungs. It's in my back but doesn't feel like back pain, it feels like my lungs. What could this be?
Gidday, weneva I go for a run at the start my lungs feel like there burning when I breath and have heaps of flem, after bout 30min it sort of comes rite?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
OTC cough medication: It's difficulty, if not impossible, to give individual advice with scant information but a nasty cough ; burning lungs is best evaluated by your family doc to determine whether you need antibiotics and/or breathing medications. Go to er/urgent care if you're getting worse ; can't wait for an appointment. You can also try over-the-counter cough suppressants. Don't wait if you have fevers sweats etc. ...Read more
See Dr.: Depending on how long the 'burning is present' etc, the intensity of it, etc. You should see a dr. For an evaluation. If you smoke, stop. Could be inflammation of your lungs from an infection/virus/bacteria, etc. Could be other isues. Get an evaluation to be safe if the 'burning' in your lungs persisits. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
My lungs are burning, especially when I smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?
Quite smoking about a week a go and now have started having burning sensation in lungs what could this be?
I do not smoke or feel real bad but this morning I woke up with my lungs burning and coughing abnormal tasting phlem?
Not to worry: Phlegm is not necessarily indicative of infection. Even various colors of phlegm can be normal lubrication of your airways. The taste may or may not indicate anything. The burning sensation usually reflects some degree of irritation. You will have to watch and see whether it all goes away naturally or develops into something. Meanwhile relax. A good mental attitude boosts your immune system. ...Read more
I smoked for 20 years quit 4 years ago. Also chronic sinusitis. Sometimes my lungs have a general burning feeling. Damage or something else?
Check lung test: Your answer will come after being evaluated for your lung fucntion. An allergist can check into both the sinus problems and the lung problems as they may be related. Glad you stopped smoking. ...Read more
I had Bronchitis in September, it took about a month to get well. I started feeling sick 3 days ago. I woke up this morning to my lungs burning.?
Many causes. See Doc: Post viral and self-limiting Reactive Lung is rather common. However, given that u have recovered and now have new symptoms, may suggest possible underlying reactive lung disease or recent exposure some offending substance and/or other etiologies of ur symptoms. I would advise to see ur family doctor for an examination with particular attention to ur lung and allergies and social history history. ...Read more
Hello, I have a constant burning (not extreme, just mild) sensation in my lungs for the past few weeks. I am breathing normally with occasional cough?
Woke up choking on acid and food some went into lungs was burning I think I coughed it all up what do I need to do now I feel ok other than 2hrs sleep?
Be seen: It is not normal to choke on stomach acid and aspirate food. Aspirating food can cause infection and other lung disease. See your doctor now for further management. All the best. ...Read more
Lung symptoms: When allergies trigger lung symptoms it typically manifests as cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath (asthma). There are other possibilities for a sensation of burning in the chest including acid reflux, infection and even heart issues. A thorough examination and some straightforward tests by a lung specialist will differentiate these and help you find relief. ...Read more
I was smoking and I inhaled a burning/on fire particle. What if it is still in my lungs burning? Is it anxiety or can a fire be present in my lungs?
Another good reason: This is another good reason to never smoke anything again. Inhaling the byproducts of burning organic material, plus whatever other chemical substances have been added, is plain unhealthy. If one has quit smoking, and he exhales (breathes out) but no longer sees smoke coming out, then there is no fire in the lungs. ...Read more
Why would my lungs feel like they are burning? I've felt this before but I don't have any trouble breathing like I have in the past.
I understand your concern.
' lungs feel like they are burning' without trouble breathing are likely symptoms of anxiety due to stresses.
Stresses of relationships unresolved conflicts and feelings, stresses of school, work, and finances cause anxiety.
Please see your physician for diagnosis and treatment
psychotherapy, relaxation, and meditation will be beneficial. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis on tuesday. I'm on prescribed meds - why are my lungs hurting and feel like they are burning?
Call your doctor: Your medications might need to be switched. ...Read more
Today I started back exercising and my lungs are still burning and it hurts when I take deep breathes and it's been an hour since I've worked out...should my chest still be hurting like this?
No: Cardiovascular recovery after exercise should occur within minutes not hours. ...Read more
Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.
Not usually: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. The sort of symptoms you are describing may be something more significant. I would get checked out by your doctor. He or she can listen to your lungs and maybe get blood tests or a chest xray. ...Read more
Can the symptoms of gerd or acid reflux feel like burning sensation in the lungs? I have chest discomfort, hard to tell if acid reflux or asthma type
Check on chest pain: Pleuritic chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked. ...Read more
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