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Will Forocort help in chest tightness and acute bronchitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 44 years old. I got flu symptoms two years back and after two weeks of slight chest pain. So my doctor prescribed Foracort 200 with Montair LC. Then in a few days, I got cured. Now, I have chest tightness and mucus but not much cough, no fever, and no running nose. It is looking lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With history, I would suggest a few medicines for cold. Treatment: 1) Tablet. Augmentin 625 1-0-1 X 5 days. 2) Tablet Pulmoclear 1-0-1 X 5 days. 3) Tablet Montek-LC 0-0-1 X 3 days. 4) Foracort 200 twice daily for 10 days and you can stop. Kindly take t...  Read Full »

I am facing symptoms like chest tightness, shortness of breath and throat irritation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chest tightness and at times turns into pain. I feel like I am breathing into a tight chest with constricted chest wall muscles along with shortness of breath and throat tightness. The doctor said I have mild asthma and nothing he is giving me is working (Albuterol...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when your suffering from chest tightness? Is it aggravating at night or early morning? Possible causes are like: 1. Episodic asthma in which you may feel repeated episodes of chest tightness and breathing difficulty. 2. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in w...  Read Full »

Why do I get shortness of breath and chest pain with no cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I have manageable shortness of breath, chest tightness but no cold. My x-rays are clean, and ECG is also normal. My BP looks high 140/90. Mainly, I am unable to breathe normally. I am feeling little shortness always. Currently, I am taking the last doctor's medication. I understand i...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath, chest tightness without any cough, and cold. Shortness of breath, chest tightness can result from some conditions which are mentioned below. Anxiety is a comm...  Read Full »

Please interpret my EKG for heart rate, chest tightness and fatigue.

Query: Hello doctor, Can my EKG be overread, please? My general practitioner read mine and I would feel better if a cardiologist looked at it. I have a lot of fluctuations in heart rate, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, and dizziness. Labs show a positive D Dimer, elevated SED rate, eleva...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think you are talking about a slight variation in heart rate in this ECG strip. Yes, it is there and it is called sinus arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia is a perfectly normal ar...  Read Full »

Are my chest congestion and mild chest pain from the past four days due to COVID-19?

Query: My symptoms are that for the past 4 day so or so I have had some congestion in my chest that comes and goes... a few times (a total of about 3 hours in 4 days) very mild chest pain. So I have been staying in bed and on Tamiflu for a few days and 2500 MG of Amoxicillin since yesterday with mild impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq. I am Dr Anshul Varshney for your help. What we know about corona with current available experience is that it has presentation in most cases with Dry cough and Fever which may later turn into breathlessness. Fever has to be there in COVID. Since you have had no fever , cou...  Read Full »

How to get rid of thick mucus in the chest that has made breathing difficult?

Query: Too much mucus on chest not allowing to breath. Breathing difficulties due to thick mucus in chest. Couldn’t get rid of this by coughing or medicine or nebulisers. Have GERD. Seasonally catches cold and thus use Montek LC regularly. Last 2 months gradually getting this breathing difficulty. So...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Thanks for your question on icliniq I am sending seeing your attachments. Wait. Thanks for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern You should start duolin inhaler four times a day. Mucinac tablet twice daily. Do steam inhalation and warm water gargles 5-6 times a day hello t...  Read Full »

Why do I get chest congestion in between periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old girl. I have been feeling symptoms for two days but this is happening to me between periods and the other but now it is I feel constriction in the heart area. There is no pain, but I feel constricted and disturbed, this increases when I stand for a long time. But wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Your main complaint is pain and fatigue with some gastric issue. Let me know you that excess stress with anxiety can lead to chest pain as well as gastric ulcer. For gastric issue, Pantoprazole tablet can be prescribed for two weeks. If gas excessive then Simethico...  Read Full »

I breathe in chemical fumes and got chest congestion and shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I happened to breathe fumes from chemical exposure two days ago, got tightness in chest sternum and a little shortness of breath. When biking the next day and did fine. After riding a bike I had a little phlegm but now have irritated trachea and still a little tightness in sternum. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. This kind of exposure can cause bronchitis. It is the inflammation of airways. This inflammation causes cough and bronchoconstriction which inturn cause wheezing, breathing difficulty, etc. All these events depend on many factors. But the...  Read Full »

Why do I heavy congestion even after using inhalers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to doctor three times in the last two months and was prescribed many medications. But, I am simply not getting any better. Initially, I went in for respiratory issues. I had a terrible hacking cough and was literally using my Ventolin Inhaler more than I should. As I am ast...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few important points to consider. You should not be using the nebulizer or rescue inhaler that often. You should be on inhaled steroid for asthma like Advair (Fluticasone and Salmeterol). Please take Montelukast 10 mg daily. Also you would benefit from a patch ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for wheezing and chest congestion with post nasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. I am a non-smoker. My father was a chain smoker and I lived with him for 19 years. Before four months, I developed a mild case of pneumonia. As a part of this, I developed a wheeze on my lower right lung. Since that time, I have had varying degrees of mild to modera...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you tell me how often do these symptoms come? Do you have any cough sputum production, shortness of breath, chest pain? Do you have palpitations? Do you have a fever? How long do the symptoms last? Are these persistent and are there any exacerbating factors? What...  Read Full »

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