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Tight chest , sore throat, sore ears and feel very conjested. What is this from ?

Tight chest , sore throat, sore ears and feel very conjested. What is this from ?

? viral infection?: This could be a viral infection. If breathing becomes too difficult or temp is 104 or > please seek medical eval. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth. ...Read more

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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


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Hi, I lost voice after taking cough syrup but am also having slow sporadic eyelid twitches, are these related? Have tight chest and sore throat.

Hi, I lost voice after taking cough syrup but am also having slow sporadic eyelid twitches, are these related? Have tight chest and sore throat.

No: Cough syrup does NOT cause the loss of vocal function. The symptoms, except the sporadic eyelid twitches, are most likely the result of a viral infection. These types of infections respond to conservative treatment and your immune system. If the symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks, consult your primary doctor. I can not emphasize enough not to take an antibiotic for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Wheezing cough. Tickly. Small amount of phlegm. Chest tightness. Sore throat. Worse at night.

Look for cause : if your symptoms are going for long time and bothersome look for the cause that is usually environmental like dust molds pollens and foods. This will clear up symptoms and you will not need inhales etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat. Son has bad cough. Daughter threw up once yesterday. Another has fever. Could it be walking pnemo?

I have chest tightness. Husband has sore throat.  Son has bad cough.  Daughter threw up once yesterday.  Another has fever.  Could it be walking pnemo?

M.D. visit: Pneumonia may develop as a result of an infection of the lungs. It is possible to develop pneumonia from a viral illness. If the symptoms include high fever, chills, sputum, respiratory difficulty, and/or do not improve within three days, a physician visit is advised. From your description the illness may be influenza, another viral illness or a bacterial illness such as Strep. ...Read more

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Ive had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when i stand up and i have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?

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 more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more