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Chest Congestion

When there is inflammation of the lung bronchi due to an infection, they get swollen and secrete mucus that constricts the airflow, thereby causing difficulty breathing. Breathlessness is associated with chest tightness, fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, productive cough, etc. Prolonged chest congestion along with cough can be a sign of pneumonia. Chest congestion is the most common feature of COVID-19 infection. Antimicrobials, drinking plenty of fluids, a hot shower, steam inhalation, and bronchodilators can relieve the symptoms to some extent. While sleeping, the head can be placed at a raised position above the body's level for easy breathing.

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I have a respiratory infection and headache. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I think I have an upper respiratory infection. I have chest congestion, sneezing, dry coughing, sore throat, and headache. Is there something I can take that will help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would help if you took the following tablets, Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for five days after food. Tablet Deslor (Desloratadine) once daily for five days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg twice daily for five days after food...  Read Full »

I have choking sensation in my chest for two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a man in my late 30s, and I have been having a choking sensation as though something is stuck in my chest for the past two years. Although it has not been constant at irregular intervals, it gives me a lot of concerns because I feel quite uncomfortable. I started having that sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I do not think there is a connection between hepatitis B and chest pain except when the hepatitis B virus causes liver cancer to s...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the 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 »

Why is there gushing and thumping feel in the chest even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my thyroid went up and since then, I have been feeling a gushing and thumping feeling in my chest that only happens at night. The feeling is in my upper chest. It lasts for two hours off and on. The doctor put me on Metoprolol tartrate 25 mg. He told me to cut the pill in h...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have some trouble downloading your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your symptoms, that you have been taking Metoprolol for palpitation in your chest. I can just give you some advice in terms of these symptoms. Consume ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine for chest congestion and nasal block.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am having problems of chest congestion from the last two to three months. Prescribed Allegra was quite soothing by the doctor. I was relieved for at least a month, and the problem has been declining since then. There was nothing concerning with the x-ray report, and C...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is allergic rhinitis and allergic airway disease. That is why you have responded to Allegra (Fexofenadine). This headache also occurs due to nasal congestion. First, you need to ident...  Read Full »

Is there a temporary remedy for postural orthostatic tachycardia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia by my family doctor. I have been experiencing lightheadedness, fainted a few times after standing. My BP is really high 186/102 mmHg on average with a normal pulse while lying down, then as soon as I sit or stand up m...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is postural orthostatic hypotension, i.e. a significant drop of blood pressure which is causing fainting and giddy kind of symptoms. To prevent this avoid sudden movements like while getting up from the bed, sit with the legs hanging on the side for a while then get ...  Read Full »

Is mild ST depression in stress echo a worrisome issue?

Query: Hello doctor, For many years now, I have sporadic pressure in my chest area, and since I never want to presume it is not heart-related. I usually get it checked out. I do have anxiety and fibromyalgia, so the most likely cause is stress and muscle strain. My last episode was about two weeks ago and...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I studied through your test results there is absolutely nothing that indicates any serious abnormality. The slight change recorded is not of much significance. From my experience as a physici...  Read Full »

I have chest congestion, nose block, and cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chest congestion and nose block leading to the formation of a thick yellow mucus when I wake up in the morning. This started after a recent weather change in my city and I have this problem for a week now. I have not taken any medication yet. I do not have any other health is...  Read Full »

Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following medications: Alex cough syrup (a combination of Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Chlorpheniramine) 10 ml, after food, morning and night till the cough subside and your chest congestion is relieved. Tablet Levocetirizine for cold, ...  Read Full »

Inspite of medications, I am not relieved from chest tightness. Is it COPD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old female, with a history of childhood asthma, that was virtually a nonissue in my adult life until three weeks ago. I had a recent stromal vascular fraction (SVF) adipose stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) with a cold on board. I felt tight chested then but not b...  Read Full »

Dr. Shitla Prasad Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms and investigations thoroughly and your treatment records. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, it is not a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma as suggested by normal pulmonary function te...  Read Full »

I am suffering from chest congestion, joint pains, and protein allergies. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old and 154 pounds. I have chest congestion, pain in the joints allergic to proteins. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. Based on your description, it sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms of both chest congestion and joint pain, as well as an allergy to proteins. Chest congestion, als...  Read Full »

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