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What causes burning sensation in chest while breathing?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I have got a bard chest it's burning when I breath in and out I got like a tickle cough it's been like it for a few days but today is the wores I got a cold I had a sore throat and a little bit of a headache when I'm coughing it's like I can't break it on my chest it feels heavy when coughing
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like a URTI requiring antibiotics; and accompanied acid reflux

Detailed Answer:
Hi ma'am.

Firstly ma'am, the chest pain along with a previous cold and sore throat does indicate a possible upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) for which you will require antibiotic coverage (whether or not it is of bacterial source).

But this can also result in acid reflux, for which I have the following suggestions:

+Drink plenty of water
+Avoid spicy food
+Avoid carbonated drinks
+Avoid overeating
+Avoid fried food
+Avoid tea and/or coffee
+Have 5-6 smaller meals instead of 2-3 larger ones
+Avoid strenuous exercise
+Avoid smoking
+Avoid alcohol
+Avoid oily food
+Avoid fatty food
+Take 1 tablet of lansoprazole 30 mg every morning for at least 3 months
+You can also take 1 tablet of ranitidine or omeprazole 15 minutes before each meal, every time you experience such symptoms in the future
+Avoid stress
+Make sure you have your dinner (last meal of the day) at least 2-3 hours before bed time

I am sure you will feel much better and avoid all future recurrences of the current presentation if you follow my suggestions religiously ma'am. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (13 minutes later)
do you think I'll be okay till the morning to go to see my gp
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Of course you will be ma'am, don't worry so much

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

Yes of course:

+Drink plenty of water
+And try to take either one of the antacids (e.g. ranitidine or omperazole)
+Also gaviscon syrup will surely help suppress the chest pain

Best wishes ma'am.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes burning sensation in chest while breathing?

Brief Answer: Seems like a URTI requiring antibiotics; and accompanied acid reflux Detailed Answer: Hi ma'am. Firstly ma'am, the chest pain along with a previous cold and sore throat does indicate a possible upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) for which you will require antibiotic coverage (whether or not it is of bacterial source). But this can also result in acid reflux, for which I have the following suggestions: +Drink plenty of water +Avoid spicy food +Avoid carbonated drinks +Avoid overeating +Avoid fried food +Avoid tea and/or coffee +Have 5-6 smaller meals instead of 2-3 larger ones +Avoid strenuous exercise +Avoid smoking +Avoid alcohol +Avoid oily food +Avoid fatty food +Take 1 tablet of lansoprazole 30 mg every morning for at least 3 months +You can also take 1 tablet of ranitidine or omeprazole 15 minutes before each meal, every time you experience such symptoms in the future +Avoid stress +Make sure you have your dinner (last meal of the day) at least 2-3 hours before bed time I am sure you will feel much better and avoid all future recurrences of the current presentation if you follow my suggestions religiously ma'am. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.