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I have Breathing problem

I am a 20 year old male and for the last four or five days, I have been experiencing some difficutly breathing. It feels like there is a weight on my chest. It's like i'm breathing through a stuffy nose, even through my mouth. This feeling is releaved when I breath in the steam of a hot shower or boiling water. I also notice some releaf when I do some exercises, such as running in place. At times I notice my heart beating a little faster than normal whe I'm not doinf anything. I don't have any chronic pain. The last thig I remember doing before having this problem is eating quite a bit of peanut butter on bread. I remember having pretty bad chest pains while scarfing it down. I am think that it is an allergy of some kind that I never had before. I've never been diagnosed with asthma or anything, but I guess it could be. I do remember many years ago, as a young child, when my throat pretty much closed up. I could barely breath, my mom brought me to the bathroom and turned on the hot shower and I fell asleep and woke up fine the next morning. Could this instance be related ?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Mar 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. Your symptoms may have occurred due to an allergic symptoms.. There are also possible chance that you may have contacted a mild upper respiratory symptoms too.. Steam inhalation is a good measure to relieve nasal decongestion.. A good healthy diet is necessary... Avoid ice and refrigerated food stuff.. If the symptoms are increasing you may need medications.. See a doctor then..

Answered: Fri, 19 Mar 2010
Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Amit Kumar Ghosh's  Response
You may have asthma or it could be allergic reaction. But if you have chest pain,palpitation along with respiratory difficulty off and on,you should be checked up by doctor and must do investigations,like chest X-ray,ECG, echocardiography,thyroid profile, Hb%, DC,TC. You shold avoid dust,smoke and foods which is causing this problems.Steroid+sulbulamol inhaler may help you. Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 2 Dec 2011
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