How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness. First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately.
Find the cause. Multiple from muscle pulls to heart attack with varying findings and results and treatments. Many are insignificant and massage, rest, stretching, heating pads will solve, but have to be sure.

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How can I get rid of symptom of chest tightness as I am suffering from bronchial asthama?

Several options. If you have access to medical care, then it's best consulyour doc for eval/treatment, likely an albuterol inhaler, a steroid inhaler by itself or in combo with a longer-acting albuterol-type, or even oral steroid, and possibly some cough syrup. Likely cause is viral and should resolve, but the coughing/spasm may persist. Otc Primatene Mist for a few days is also reasonable. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...
Inhalers usually. Recommend seeing a doctor to diagnose asthma . Chest tightness represents narrowing of the breathing tubes due to muscular contraction. Inhaled medicines (short acting & long acting ) can be used not only for acute relief but also long term control. Depending upon your severity, a doctor can titrate your medicine regimen. Please see your md. Read more...

Chest tightness, difficulty breathing. I have allergies, as well as anxiety, making the situation worse. How to get rid of chest congestion anxiety?

Anxiety. Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tender scalp and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. Read more...
Control the asthma. It is understandable that when one can't breathe well, one often gets anxiety and thus you need to see someone, preferably an allergist, to get your asthma under control since you are not taking anything for it. On the other hand, anxiety can worsen asthma and only when we can get your asthma under control can we be certain on which is the chicken and which the egg. Read more...

Hello doctor. I am feeling anxious often and even for small things. I get chest tightness only whenever anxious. How to get rid off this?

Frequent anxiety. you should not auto-medicate, see a psychologist. He will refer you to a psychiatrist if required. I think this is the best way. Do not take advise from friends, share your feelings with your close family members. Read more...

How to get rid off tight chest with dry cough?

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...

How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

ASTHMA TREATMENTS. Often, a bronchitis -especially with wheezing-can get better quicker with asthma treatment medications. Read more...
Meds. A persistent cough associated w/ tight chest is usually due to bronchospasm. Your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler which will relieve the bronchospasm and perhaps a steroid inhaler to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can also determine if your cough is due to some other etiology and treat that as well. Good luck! Read more...

Severe pain and tightness in chest with trapped air in my chest is this a sign of any illness and what causes it how do I get rid of it?

Chest pains. Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. Read more...