What are the Reasons for Chest Burning along with Chronic Cold & Cough

Chest Burning with Cough signifies an injury that chest muscle is pulled or is a symptom of an underlying respiratory condition

Chest Burning With Cold

  • Cold can be a result of a bacterial or viral infection or allergic reaction causing inflammation of the airways. This inflammation causes breathing difficulty, shortness of breath especially with exertion bringing about chest burning sensation

Why is my chest burning?

Burning pain in the chest brings discomfort and uneasiness to a patient.

It can be experienced in any chest region and at times extends to other body parts. Its origin is the internal organs in of the upper body such as the heart, lungs and esophagus. The condition sensation is brought about by many reasons:

  • Costochondris brought on by bacterial or fungal infection causes inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall bringing about pain and cough
  • Bronchitis or the inflammation of the airways leading to mucus formation, breathing difficulty and later chest burning
  • Asthma causing the airways to constrict and narrow making air passage difficult leading to a strain in the chest causing burning.
  • Heart problems such as angina due to insufficient oxygen and blood supply in the heart
  • Digestive problems such as heartburns or chest burning due to gallbladder dysfunction
  • Viral infections such as shingles may cause chest burning
  • Symptoms of emotional disorders like panic attack and anxiety

Coughing Chest Burning Treatment

  • Before any course of treatment, it is important to determine the real cause of the disease or ailment.
    Imaging procedures like x-ray and blood tests are commonly done for diagnosis. Commonly, medicines, hot packs, anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants are prescribed or are parts of treatment course.
  • It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities and allergens causing the cough or cold, to ease burning chest pain
  • Regular water intake can relieve cough which can relieve chest burning

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