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Tight Chest Cough
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
I have allergic asthma. I feel really sick (dizziness, tight chest, cough) but I never have a pulse ox below 98 so PCPs don't take it seriously. Do I really need a $1K consult with a pulmonologist?
Asthma: Just because you don't have a low oxygen saturation does not mean you don't have significant asthma. Have they done pulmonary function testing? You need to see a Family Doc experienced with Asthma, an Allergist or a Pulmonologist. I see no reason it should cost that much. This is an everyday problem that we care for all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have moderate copd.sick one week now.on z pac but feel worse.pulse ox 98,pulse 84,no fever.bp 130/88. tight chest,cough,fatig ue,weak,stuffy,mild sob?
Tight chest coughing fever shakes and body aches what could this be im out of town for christmas and im so sick?
Athsma - Having troubles with asthma during the nights get tight chest, coughing, heart racing and feel dizzy. Is this some sort of asthma attack?
Yes;see an allergist: Hi...I am not sure if you have already been diagnosed with asthma? but yes the symptoms are probably of asthma...there are many causes..allergy, cold air, pollution etc.....sounds like you need a controller medicine as well as one for quick relief...see an allergy speicalist...or at least your family Dr until you can see the specialist read more here: http://acaai.org/asthma/symptoms Good luck ...Read more
Flu for 6 days, still have a fever fluct between 38-39.5C. Not improving much. Tight chest, mild cough. Could it still be pneumonia without bad cough?
Possible: Did you have influenza diagnosed with a flu test or are you just assuming from symptoms; By 6 days you should start to feel better eventhough cough can hang on for 2 weeks or so. Pneumonia can be a complication of influenza. You should be seen especially if you were not seen initially for these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker(3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room.Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough.Pneumonia, panic, something else?
See a doctor: Those symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with a doctor promptly. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight chest n coughing alot. Been checked for asthma n don't have it. Have anxiety bad.Hearts been checked n lungs been checked both ok. No clots eithr?
Feeling breathless with tight chest. Also coughing up yellow mucous. I wheeze when I lay down and can feel rattling in my throat and chest. What is it?
8-10 wks pregnant, have RA, very tight chest, raspy cough, feels like glass in my throat, how can I treat safely ?
See you DR: Try not to take meds, even OTC meds during the first trimester of your PG It would be best to see you DR, have exam and then you will know what to do or take that is safe during your PB ...Read more
Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?
Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight sore chest. Coughing up strips of light red blood. Got a cough and temputure and sore throat. Feel shivery and cold.
Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best to go see family doc. A short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol will most likely take care of tight chest. With that said, this is all speculation. If you feel lightheaded, nauseated, short of breath, chest pain/pressure, don't wait. Call 911. ...Read more
I woke up wirh a tight chest and chesty cough bringing up brown phlegm. Now I have pain from my back to my knees should I be concerned.
I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?
Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.
Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Exam needed: The symptoms you describe could cover a simple upper respiratory viral infection to a more serious pneumonia or early meningitis. Get checked out today; have someone take you if you aren't feeling too badly, if you are having trouble breathing get an ambulance. Don't delay. ...Read more
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