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Breathing problem throat infection?

Breathing problem throat infection?

Nonspecific : If you have a sore throat plus shortness of breath, it could be any number of infections. If you can't breath go to your er, but don't drive yourself. If you really can't breath call 911. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Boling
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24 Hour Urine Creatine (Definition)

A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function. Specifically the amount of creatinine excreted is measured to get an estimate of the ...Read more


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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Possibly...: Your throat infection could result in bronchospasm and airway inflammation which could lead to the symptoms you describe. So, see your doctor for evaluation as there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Likely viral : But occasionally what starts as a virus leads to a bacterial infection. After improving, worsening symptoms should lead you back to your doc for eval. ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling , you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection either way and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Coughing runny nose wheeZing trouble breathing what's wrong with me?

Coughing runny nose wheeZing trouble breathing what's wrong with me?

Virus/asthma: Your symptoms sound like a virus which is affecting your chest. If you are having trouble breathing, go to the ER for assessment and treatment. This may be an asthma flare up or a first episode of wheezing. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe, go to the er today! get an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more

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Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Possible pneumonia: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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What worse strep throat or bronchitis?

What worse strep throat or bronchitis?

Apples/oranges: there is no way to answer this. Each condition that you mentioned can range in severity from mild to extremely serious (and in rare cases, death). Each condition can affect a person differently. Both however should be evaluated and treatment provided. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more