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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Dry Cough, Chest tight, lump in throat

 emt2007 - Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:51 pm

I'm 44 and healthy. A few weeks ago I noticed an annoying cough (almost like a tickle in my chest) when I breathe. Also noticed a heavyness in my chest and throat. This doesn't happen 24 hours a day. It seems to be worse after I eat and when I lay down at night. The most annoying thing is the dry tickle and cough. Should I have it checked out?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:17 pm

User avatar Hello Emt2007,

There are a few possibilities regarding your symptoms. It may be related to gastroesophageal reflux. It may also be due to a viral or bacterial infection of your airway (something like atypical, or walking, pneumonia).

You may want to try some antacids to see if this changes your symptoms any. If your symptoms are not getting better or are getting worse I would recommend you follow up with your doctor about this.

Best wishes.

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