Often Shortness Of Breath Accompanied By Itching On The Inside Of The Chest?
Good afternoon .. r nI want to ask, it’s been 1 week lately I often feel short of breath. And now in my lungs it is itchy. Why is that? But I DO NOT Cough, it just feels itchy.
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Need to clarify, which part of the body do you refer to as the lungs?
Previously, let us explain about the anatomy of the human body. The lungs are located in the chest cavity. However, the chest cavity is not only inhabited by the lungs, but also many other structures around it, such as the bronchi, larynx, stomach, esophagus, heart, muscles, bones, joints, skin, and so on. Determining where the itching comes from, whether from the lungs or from other components of the chest cavity as mentioned above, needs to be done with an objective examination by a doctor. Therefore, if you have never seen a doctor before, actually it cannot be ascertained that the itching and tightness you feel originates from the lungs.
If you mean itching in the chest area, accompanied by shortness of breath, then the possible causes are as follows:
Allergies, for example due to cold, dust mites, smoke
Tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat)
Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi, which can result from a viral infection, bacterial infection, smoking habit, or exposure to other airborne irritants)
Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma, can result from infection or aspiration)
Pneumothorax (buildup of air in the cavity between the membranes covering the lungs)
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus)
Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa)
Inflammation of the skin of the chest, for example due to infection, allergic contact dermatitis, irritation, insect bites
Psychosomatic disorders, and so on
A thorough physical examination is required, especially in the chest area, relating to your complaints to find out the exact cause. Therefore, if you have never seen a doctor, but the complaint feels very disturbing and has been going on for a long time (more than 3 days), you should now check with a doctor or an internal medicine specialist. assessing the condition of the lungs and other surrounding organs in more detail, the doctor will recommend that you undergo x-rays, heart records, endoscopy, and so on.
At this point, all you need to do is:
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke
Identify, what often aggravates your tightness and itching, then as much as possible avoid these triggers
Do a healthy lifestyle, including getting plenty of exercise, eating with discipline, and getting enough sleep
If there are certain substances that often trigger your allergic reaction, it's best to avoid those triggers
Minimize the use of fans
Improve air circulation in your neighborhood
Drink lots of warm water, if necessary, use an air humidifier to humidify the air in your residence
Hope it helps ..