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Tight chest coughing fever shakes and body aches what could this be im out of town for christmas and im so sick?

Tight chest coughing fever shakes and body aches what could this be im out of town for christmas and im so sick?

FLu or pneumonia: If you have headache, especially behind the eyes flu is more likely and an urgent care or HT consult could help you get some Tamiflu. However, if there is any chest PAIN along with these symptoms, pneumonia is possible and an exam is really needed. Good luck! ...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


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Should I go to the ER? I've had chest tightness, almost every minute heart flutters, upper back pain, body aches and a slight fever. Going on 5 days.

Should I go to the ER? I've had chest tightness, almost every minute heart flutters, upper back pain, body aches and a slight fever. Going on 5 days.

Yes, go to ER / MD: Your symptoms warrant evaluation, if going on for 5 days, so you can still see your doctor first, but if progressing fast, ER would be your first choice ...Read more

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Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Viral cold, probably: The symptoms you describe are most probably a viral respiratory infection, even the real flu (influenza). See a physician, to make sure it is not anything more serious. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a "silent killer", usually causing very little symptoms before killing the patient; there may be fatigue and headache, but none of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

Illness: The simple fact that you describe a "really bad ear ache and headache" should warrant a visit to the Doctor's office to be officially evaluated and properly diagnosed to see if you need any medication to treat and improve your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme fatigue sore forearms sore legs pins and needles in hands and feet headaches with oras tight chest worse with deep breath?

What can cause extreme fatigue sore forearms sore legs pins and needles in hands and feet headaches with oras tight chest worse with deep breath?

FIbromyalgia?: 34y w. "abd pain, headaches & fatigue" has discomfort arms & legs w. extremity parasthesias & "tight chest". This constellation of symptoms is compatible with fibromyalgia, with an overlay of anxiety-driven hyperventilation. However, these diagnoses are within a differential diagnosis that needs to be evaluated by means of a comprehensive medical examination. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches

Primary Care: Your primary care provider is likely a better choice for non life-threatening illness. ER doctors are trained to work quickly and efficiently in situations where the patient's life is at risk, so you are more likely to be exposed to tests that involve radiation or risk of false-positive results. Of course if you are struggling to breath, the ER is appropriate. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths, back/body pain, extreme fatig?

3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths, back/body pain, extreme fatig?

Not sure?: I'm not sure what the question is. Did your MD give you medication and have you finished it? Did you get better and then get worse again? It is common for the cough and fatigue to linger after the bronchitis has resolved. If you are having all new symptoms then you should be re-checked. ...Read more

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VERY small dog bite by vaccinated pet Friday PM. Tiny bite is fine. Saturday low grade fever, chills, muscle aches, tight chest feeling. Related? Flu?

VERY small dog bite by vaccinated pet Friday PM. Tiny bite is fine. Saturday low grade fever, chills, muscle aches, tight chest feeling. Related? Flu?

Probably unrelated: If a bite/scratch is infected, it almost always gets red, swollen, painful. Your symptoms are likely from an infection from a different source. ...Read more

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Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache. Thanx

Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache. Thanx

Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination. But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing
And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis.
I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor, get checked and treated appropriately. Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes
It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more

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Very sore chest and throat when coughing, stuffy nose, mild fevers, tight chest (mostly around sternum)?

Very sore chest and throat when coughing, stuffy nose, mild fevers, tight chest (mostly around sternum)?

Bronchospasm: Respiratory infections this can cause spasm and plugging of the airways (bronchi) leading to the lungs, which can then cause tightness in the chest. The muscles of the chest can feel sore due to persistent cough. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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