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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?
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
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