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Respiratory Symptoms and Disorders

Also known as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Asbestos Lung Disease, Breathing Difficulties, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis - Acute, Chest Infection, Common Cold, Cough, Croup, Cystic Fibrosis, Epiglottitis, Kartageners Syndrome, LRTI, Pleurisy/Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, URTI

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    When to worry about a persistent cough

    Dr Sarah Jarvis has written a feature: When to worry about a persistent cough. https://patient.info/health/cough-leaflet/features/when-to-worry-about-a-persistent-cough "Coughs lasting under three weeks are most commonly down to viral infections, but when should you seek medical help?"...

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  • Cant take full breath

    Hi there any help would be very appreciated!!! So for the past few months i have had some trouble breathing my family Dr. Had given me an inhaler and was unsuccessful. In total i have tried 4 the blue the orange the purple and the white powder one. None have given relief... I cant full my lungs completley...

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  • What is this?

    Ive been sick for some days, probably a cold. But I smoke maybe 4 sigs a day. Today after the whole night I coughed up this tar: https://pasteboard.co/HqalKyi.jpg Kinda a bit red and black. Also very orange like color. Can it be bronchitis? Or justmr being sick. It been going on for some days but...

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  • Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep

    For the past few days, I've been yawning a lot, much more than average (once every few minutes I feel the need). If I'm not yawning I'm breathing in as deep as I can to get similar "satisfaction". Often I cannot get the "satisfaction" from these and so the urge grows and...

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  • difficulty breathing at night-:(

    For about 3 weeks now I have been experiencing difficulty sufficiently breathing, especially at night. It's a sensation that I can only describe as a feeling of not being able to get enough air in my lungs' or 'a tightness in my chest/airways. It's still apparent during the day but worsens...

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  • I feel like I can't take a deep breath

    I have been trying to figure this issue out for 3 years. It feels like I physically can't take a deep breath, all the time - 24/7, no matter what I am doing. This issue started when I turned 19, my sophomore year in college. I have had a chest x-ray, an EKG, an ECHO. I have had my hormones and thyroid...

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  • I feel like I'm breathing something foul

    I've been living in my parents home for 7 years now. I started sleeping downstairs in the den last summer of 2017 to be near my 87 year old mother. Their house was dusty but I've been cleaning it. Oof. February 2018 I started having problems sleeping. I felt I was inhaling something foul....

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  • Unable to breathe without coughing due to tickle in throat

    On Christmas Day, I ran a high fever, and was coughing with a sore throat. The sore throat lasted a few days, progressing onto me losing my voice (which has never happened previously), now to just having a runny nose sometimes, and a tickle in my throat almost every night (this has been happening on...

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  • Pneumonia

    I have just had a bad bout of pneumonia. Bacterial it took 6 weeks to clear I am now coughing up dark blood which look like blood clots. Have had a dimer test which was negative. Is this normal after a bout of pneumonia? Any reply would be of great help.

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  • Chronic Cough that comes and goes mysteriously.

    I have been dealing with a chronic cough that comes and last 2-3 months sometimes twice a year at random times. Has no set pattern. It is very severe. Have been to my GP, an allergist , ENT and pulmonary specialist. Used inhalers, nasal sprays , cough suppressants, antibiotics. The list goes on and on....

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  • Chronic chest infections and pneumonia for over a year

    Hello, Bit of background i'm 31 and fairly healthy with an active lifestyle, not a smoker with no chronic lung problems like asthma. I did grow up around a lot of second hand smoke and I work with dogs if that is in anyway relevant?  About a year ago I got a nasty case of pneumonia that really...

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  • Strange sensation / tightness in chest and upper throat

    I'm hoping for some help please..I have been feeling this strange sensation in the chest and lower throat. It's a sensation which I can only describe as a heavy feeling (no pain) and a tickling cough sensation in the chest. This then moves upwards to the lower throat area and makes it as though...

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  • Could this be a cold or something else?

    Just a bit of backstory: a few months ago I had this issue where it felt like my throat was partially closed. I felt like my throat was only around 40% open. It was pretty worrying and just randomly came on out of nowhere. It gradually got better throughout the afternoon and went away. Now, the last...

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  • Lingering cough from chest infection

    Hi. Early May I had a sinus infection, got that sorted, a week later felt rotten thought it was having been on antibiotics- back to GP & was put on 3 days steroids & 7 days of Another antibiotic, while taking 2nd course my anxiety kicked off etc.,  I was back to GP was offered more tablets...

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  • Deep breathing, yawning and anxiety

    I have the same issues. I have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 15 and now I am 34. About 6 months ago they became huge. I was having 2 maybe 3 a day. The relief that i felt when they were over was like winning the lottery me. The doctor put me on meds for the attacks and they have...

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  • Mysterious chronic shortness of breath

    I will try to make this as short as possible, but this has been going on for over 5 years, so it might be farily long.  Beginning in summer of 2012, I began having shortness of breath (SOB) with no other symptoms. I felt a constant need to yawn, and every few breaths wouldn't satisfy the SOB....

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  • Horribe sinus infection/flu but brown vaginal discharge on depo!?

    Hi,I have been on depo for about nine months,this past week I have gotten a bad flu/ sinus infection,tonight I noticed some brown stuff on my knickers,I was sweating earlier in the day from cleaning,also I have been coughing so hard sometimes I pee a little (sorry lol) I'm 21 and havnt had a period...

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  • Collapsed lung

    I have been diagnosed with a collapsed lung. Only partially collapsed. Had a bronchoscopy and my lungs were clear even though I have COPD. I questioned my doctor about going on holiday abroad and if there is any risk with flying. He advised against it but to ask the Specialist. Bearing in mind my condition...

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  • Chest infection symptoms won't go away

    I was diagnosed with a chest infection and prescribed amoxicillin. I've finished the course and I feel much better. However, I'm still coughing up some green mucus. It's not as bad as before the antibiotics but it still hasn't gone away completely. Should I go back to the doctor or should...

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  • BRUCELLOSIS, BREATHING DIFFICULTY AND PREGNANCY:

    Hello. My Wife who is 5 Months pregnant is experiencing difficulties in breathing for the last four days. We visited a Clinic and she got tested. She tested positive to Brucellosis, and Co-trimazole tabs prescribed for 30 days. She was also given Iron Syrup to use because her blood level was at 10.2...

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  • Annoying cough

    My son, who is 20, has had an annoying cough for 2 weeks now. He is usually fit and healthy apart from a recent bout of tonsilitis a few months ago. The cough sounds dry but he sometimes coughs up phlegm. He has no other symptoms. Which medicine is suitable for this type of cough? How can you tell...

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  • Chronic Cough - Very worried please help with some advise

    Hello all, this is my first post here and I am very worried. If you can give me some advice I would greatly appreciate it. My wife, aged 32 active female nonsmoker had a cold with a very slight fever about 7 weeks ago. She got better in a few days but lost her voice for a day or two from which she recovered...

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  • Difficulty breathing through nose

    Hello, I've been having this issue for a long time now. I've read that, apparently, it's normal to have one of your nostrils "work better" than the other, and they switch periodically. I think they switch for me too, so that is fine. But if i press down on the nostril that works...

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  • I get sick a lot, what should I do?

            My name is Amelia and I am almost 17. When i was 11, I got double pneumonia and had to be hospitalized after the antibiotics I was prescribed failed to work. Ever since then, I get sick often. I have always been fairly healthy, I eat well, I’m a dancer, I get enough sleep,...

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  • Pleurisy and general unwellness

    Hi all. I started off around November time with a cough which kept coming and going. Around Christmas time I went to the doctors with a cough and sore throat, I wouldn’t usually have gone but as it was recurring I thought it was best to get checked out to ensure it wasn’t an underlying issue. The doctors...

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  • Ramipril cough but worried about chest Xray

    My doctor recently took me off Ramipril because of a dry cough / clearing throat. It now seems to be gradually getting better after a few weeks. However, I was also sent for a precautionary chest Xray - which immediately worried me. This is because I was treated for TB about 25 years ago. I understand...

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  • Air hunger all the time!

    Im going to try to make this short, august 2017 I had my first panic attack and everything went downhill from that point on. My anxiety has gotten much better but since that episode I have been left with this air hunger feeling that happens all day every minute of everyday. The only time I dont feel...

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  • Cough and feeling of something stuck in my throat

    About 4 months ago I developed a cough. Went to my primary Dr who said it was allergies. A month later still had the cough and went back to the Dr. Was told I had a respirtory infection and was put on antibiotics. A month later, still coughing and now doing a lot of throat clearing and feeling of...

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  • chest pain in cold weather only

    For a couple of weeks now I have been experiencing some chest pain when outside in cold weather. The pain is not a tightness or pressure more of a soreness. I do not experience pain under any other circumstances such as exerting myself. 

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  • Something more than a chest infection?

    Hi all! Last Tuesday I caught a dry cough from my son, which quickly turned into flu (coughing up green mucus, stuffy nose, headaches, muscle aches, fever etc).  But every day I would feel worse rather than better and after coughing up pink & yellow mucus on Monday, I went to the GP.  I...

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  • Breathing problems only better when lying down!

    I have suffered with asthma for decades and from infancy - before the invention of Ventolin! My asthma is accompanied by noisy wheezing and only alleviated by using medicines and sitting backwards on an upright dining chair and leaning over the back of it. My asthma has historically never lasted more...

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