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My Throat Is Irritated Does This Mean That I Have A Lung Problem
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
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if i have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?
It may be: Is it iron or copper that you're tasting? Different causes. Would be advisable to see your General Physician, a Pulmonologist, or an ENT. Bad taste can also be from infection in your mouth, such as infected gums. Better have your Dentist also take a look, especially if you don't floss daily. ...Read more
It's an infection.: Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. the coughing can make it difficult to breathe. a deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath. It is an upper respiratory infection caused by the bordetella pertussis or bordetella parapertussis bacteria. It can be prevented by vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small bumps in my tonsil wall My tonsil is not swollen i have a bad coughing problem for that i am suffering from it regularly is this serious?
From Irritation: One pattern visible at the back of the throat known as cobblestoning is associated with allergic rhinitis. Chronic nasal drainage from exposure to allergens/irritants can generate this appearance as well as irritant cough. Acid reflux can also cause persistent irritant cough. A physician evaluation can determine the origin of your condition and offer you a proper course of treatment. ...Read more
I feel like a I have mucus in my throat and I've had this on and off? Is this bad? Does it go way by itself? What is this called?
Vague: Your description is a bit vague to get good help here. It could be reflux, a tumor, a throat infection, big tonsils, anxiety or any of a number of other conditions. Please seek the care of a primary care provider who can delve deeper with you and help decide if medication or more work-up are appropriate. If you smoke/dip tobacco, now's a great time to quit. ...Read more
No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my cheeks hurt. Is this a sign of a heart attack, or is it just irritated muscle?
Need a diagnosis: Seeing lesion is first step. There are several possibilities. Biopsy or obtaining a piece of the lesion is next step. Pathology exam of lesion is next and then you will get the answer to your question of what is this. Other possibilities exist, infection, and virus. Don't delay. Be well. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Usually clearing your throat is due to excessive mucus in the back of your throat, either from retaining your saliva in your throat (instead of swallowing) for some reason or else post-nasal drip ... Usually not from your lungs, unless you also have a cough ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some problems in my vaginal opening, there is same like a skin covered, i can't clearly see my hole. What is this mean for? Is it normal?What
Sounds like: Your still a virgin. Ask your mother to explain. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a dry throat that looks red inside this has lasted for a week. I have GERD on occasion. Could this be?
Maybe: Reflux of stomach contents can come all the way up to your throat causing redness, pain, hoarse voice, chronic cough, and even pneumonia. More likely would be environmental allergies or an upper respiratory tract infection form a common virus. If persistent, severe, or progressive, see your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No: If you are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and have not sought after treatment then it could be painful. Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremors, palpitations, anxiety, difficulty sleeping. I recommend going to your physician. It is possible also to have a "normal" throat infection. ...Read more
This morning i found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about..?
Vallate Papillae: these are normally there. They are large taste buds that contain large numbers of taste buds on their surface. Their are 7-12 of these papillae in a v formation pointing to the back of the throat. These taste buds are sensitive to bitter flavors. ...Read more
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