Chest congestion due to allergies

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A pulmonologist would be the type of specialist to identify if this is due to a problem in your lower airways or lungs. An allergist would be the type of specialist to identify if this is due to your allergies and upper airways or sinuses. Postnasal drip is drainage from the nose and sinuses drippings down the back of the throat and irritate the lungs. This may or may not be related to allergies. This can cause chest tightness and chest congestion to the point of coughing up phlegm.
Last Oct. I became ill w/ serve chest congestion, cough, excessive mucous, sinus congestion & pressure, headaches, & skin sensitivites. I was dagnosed at the time w/ bronchitis. I went through 3 courses of antibiotics in 2 months with no relief. I was diagnosed w/ asthma. I discovered shortly after, that I had been sleeping against a wall that had black mold growing inside. I moved out immediately, & have been on an albuterol inhaler, as well as QVAR, Nasonex and Caliritin-D.
So I've had this going on for almost 2 weeks now, and I've had a total of 3 BM's the entire 2 weeks, yet I have lost weight due to not eating much due to my coughing. I feel horrible from the minute I wake up to the minute I fall asleep, my next thing to do is to buy some Miralax. If I can get one area of my digestive system working correctly I'd be happy.
I know what you are going thru cause the same thing is happening to me and is due to allergies.
I have attached a few chest xray photographs I took with my phone during my recent visit to the doc. Please let me know what you think. Let me know if I can provide any further information.
They seem stress related and if I eat a big meal they start in. I am on atenolol 50 mg to regulate my heart beat but sometimes I hve to take a valium to relax me enough to stop the PVCs . It's a miserable feeling that makes you feel like anytime something more serious is going to happen. Anybody else have these symptoms.
I was thinking that these symptoms might have something to do with smoking, but I really don't smoke that much. Is this just particularly mean allergies? Should I be concerned?
It is a disease affecting the lungs causing narrowing of the airways, usually due to an allergic reaction to triggering factors. Therapy is with bronchodilators which cause the airways to dilate. Your symptoms could also be due to COPD or Bronchitis. You will need to consult your doctor. He may ask for blood test and an X ray. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. In the meantime try to take warm oral fluids and do steam inhalations prior to your meals.
I will try to get in a routine with my nasal rinse, maybe that will help and guess I could see if I need to get back with an ENT to possibly start shots again. My allergies are all seasonal type allergies and I live in Port Arthur, Texas (Gulf Coast) so unfortunately, they can act up year round. Between that and when they burn the marshes around here, I'm doomed. Thanks for your input. I really appreciate it.
It is not clear if the difficulty breathing is due to a lower airway problem (asthma) or to an upper airway problem (the nasal congestion). The first step in creating a plan to control these symptoms is to clarify if you have or do not have asthma. Allergy could play a role in either case, but non allergic conditions could do the same. If you have only a positive test to dust mite, it is questionable whether allergy injections would provide the relief you are seeking.
Hi, These symptoms could be due to sinusitis, rhinitis, asthma etc. Are you on any medications currently? Has a CT scan of your sinuses, chest xray and lung function testing been done? Are you allergic to any specific substances? Have you had allergic reactions in the past? Do you have any associated symptoms of cough, breathlessness, wheezing, fever , etc? It is not necessary for you to be allergic to any specific substance to have the above symptoms.
My main alergy problem is sinus/nasal congestion. I almost lose the ability to breath through my nose. My primary care doctor warned about some over the counter preparations that can aggravate my AFib. On my 6 month check up with my cardiologist I asked. He seemed less concerned than my primary care doctor. The understanding I have from him is use whatever works and keep an eye/ear to what my heart is doing.
Its now been 7 months and my breathing is down to a nearly mangable level ( I'm not in the ER every other night) I still having trouble sleeping night due to the nasal congestion and the feeling of drowning.. I'm down to using one nasal spray, clartin-D, and all my vitamins....I'm in hopes that in time that I can stop taking the nasal sprays and my sinus's will function properly..I just got to remember to keep doing the rinses and using steam treatments even when I feel good..
I was told that the node could be swollen due to allergies. I have constant sinus congestion, frequently with post-nasal drip, and I typically get two nasty colds (or sinus infections) each year. When I do get sick, the left node is always the most swollen and most painful. Does anyone else have a node that has stayed swollen due to allergies?
today, the cough is worse and after I cough, I have chest and back pain. could this just be allergies settling in my chest, or should I see a dr?
Then when I called my GP- and said what is going on here, they sent me to a pyschologist due to my sensitivy to meds. I spoke with them a few times and they felt that my sinuses needed to be taken care of and the meds for anxiety- well, I quit them and felt a bit better. Then I was off to ENT.
Thanks for your link on CFIDS. I have CFIDS and for many years, thought my symptoms were due to severe allergies ! I remember they gave me allergy shots and they made me so ill the following day. My allergist insisted that I continue with the shots, but I refused to. Years later, physicians' told me that I did the right thing. I have since learned that sublingual therapy and homeopathy are the best treatments for allergies (my opinion.. of course).
In the meantime I was still having congestion symptoms, but nothing which led me to believe that I had allergies and/or asthma. I again went on several trials of antibiotics and other meds to no avail. Another CT scan revealed little/no improvement. Then as if things couldn’t get more complicated….my doctor had back surgery and died from complications about 10 days after.
We have been told for a year that it was allergies and gave him over the counter meds which did not work. I finally took him to an allergy specialist who tested him and said he has no allergies that they could find. Did a chest xray and he had mucous in his lungs along with a partially collapsed lung. Put him on steroids and antibiotics. It still did not go away so we went to a lung specialist. He is treating him for asthma and also gave him oral steroids as well.
I know it's kind of early for me, being only 7wks 5days along, to start this, but I wanted to start sharing this journey with others due around the same time as me. I know many of us (me included) are afraid to put ourselves out there this early, afraid that something might go wrong, but I have known so many of you for you long, that I just couldn't wait any longer to start sharing experiences with you.
I also have a little chest congestion that seems to make me cough in the evening hours. My teeth actually hurt worse than anything right now! I don't even want to eat and I can't have hot drinks because I also have rosacea. I am a mother of two toddlers and attend online classes for my school. I am so busy all the time and can't concentrate as well as I used to. I just took some Ibruprofen, about 800 mgs..does anyone know of any other solutions at this point?
I use Triaminic for Chest Congestion to help this. I don't actually have chest congestion but it helps this problem. If I don't use it, I wake up coughing because the secretions go down the "wrong track." I don't think there is is cure. Most meds have side effects that are worse than the problem. Drying up the drip can be done by taking Claritin too. But I don't want to take that forever. So I am stuck with this.
The same thing happens to me. Just last week I discovered this rubbing sound that seems to be coming from my upper chest. I hold my breath but it sound like I'm breathing but I'm not, the sound is more audible when my mouth is open. It's scary and like some of you said you can't really hear it if there's a lot of noise around but my sister and my mom were able to hear it. If any of you find an answer please post it here. Thank you!!
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I'm not sure if it's due to being hypo or to the Synthroid. It's got to be due to one of the two. Anyone???
I've been to an ENT and I do have allergies and congestion which i take meds for and get no relief so it may be a combo of the two that are causeing the sore throat . I have been on antibiotics for the past two weeks could that make it work ? and why would not eating cause reflux? The thing i find odd is when i drink alcohol or coffee it doesnt seem too effect it and I appreciate all your comments .
About 3 or 4 days later I developed a bad cold with very heavy chest congestion --- I coughed and was full of mucous for another 5 to 7 days, with a low on-and-off fever. I was sneezing, sometimes 7, 8 times in a row. As these symptoms developed, I became nervous and began to read up on HIV symptoms, putting myself into a panic. This deeped when, after the congestion went away, I experienced night-sweats (onset about a week after first time unprotected sex).
My kids and never take anti-biotics, we take anti-fungals they will fix anything from head and chest congestion to ring worms. In Sept 99 Mayo Clinic said 99%of cronic sinus infections are fungal. P-73.com is a good natural anti-fungal. Also try the nasal wash like Dr. Oz showed on Oprah.
Unable to take some generics due to sensitivity to side-effects. Unfiltered water, dish soap causes nausea, sore throat. Fish initially causes nausea, if continued eating it causes vomiting. Skin: Unexplained chronic dermatits on neck and, when severe, chest; suspect night sweats. Some shampoos, soaps, perfumes too strong for skin. Exposure to metal causes itching and skin greening or blackening, as well as damaging the metal.
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