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Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Bronchitis?: It is possible these symptoms are due to acute bronchitis caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Chest tight when breathing in mild cough?

Chest tight when breathing in mild cough?

Tight chest: You may have asthma. See an allergist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Cough: A cough can be one of the most perplexing and elusive of symptoms to pin down. From what you have said an allergy, bronchitis, sinusitis, medication effect, chemical exposure, asthma, reflux, among others may be possible. You will need to see a doctor with some skill in the area of cough and be willing to possibly devote some time to getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

PFT: If you were my patient i would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma or a different obstructive lung disease is present. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more

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Wheezing coughing sneezing chest pains ?

See your doctor : Or go to ER or Urgent Care, chest pain and wheezing should be attended to ASAP ...Read more

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Bronchitis and asthma chest pain when I breathe?

Bronchitis and asthma chest pain when I breathe?

There are many: possibilities for what you describe. You would be best cared for by establishing with a primary health care provider and having a thorough evaluation and then longitudinal followup with the same provider from now on. Make an appointment now. ...Read more

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Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?

Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?

Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc. ...Read more

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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Tight chest coughing continuously and white thick phlegm ?

Tight chest coughing continuously and white thick phlegm ?

Cough: This is too little information. This can be because of an infection or asthma. Also depends if you smoke oor not Please discuss with Gp or call smart health for further discussion ...Read more

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Son has pneumonia, I am sick. Symptoms: fever, aches, chills, cough, headache, thick feeling in throat. When cough tight head and chest. Raspy cough?

Son has pneumonia, I am sick. Symptoms: fever, aches, chills, cough, headache, thick feeling in throat. When cough tight head and chest. Raspy cough?

See doctor...: You may have a viral infection, like the flu as the cause of your symptoms. But, to be certain it is not pneumonia, you would need an evaluation by your doctor, including a chest x-ray. You could also have a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics, whether it is pneumonia or not. So, see your doctor for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Headaches dry cough stomach pain shortness of breathe ?

Headaches dry cough stomach pain shortness of breathe ?

See below: These symptoms may or may not be connected but they can also be seen in several conditions. It would be best to be evaluated by your primary to best figure what exactly is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Cough and chest feels scratchy and iratated?

Cough and chest feels scratchy and iratated?

Bronchitis?: You may have an nfection. See a dr. For an evalaution and treatment. May be a virus, or may need antibiotics if bacterial. Good luck. ...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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No cough but shortness of breath, chest hurts not often?

No cough but shortness of breath, chest hurts not often?

Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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