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Are your lungs congested because of allergies?

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Anything you're allergic to can give you a congested chest, watery eyes, and wheezing. Pollen, dust, and pet dander (tiny flecks of skin shed by animals) are some common culprits. There are lots of ways to get relief. Drugs like antihistamines and decongestants may help. So may regular allergy shots.

From: Why Is It Hard for Me to Breathe? WebMD Medical Reference

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Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor, American Lung Association.

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

National Library of Medicine: "Heartburn."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Acid Reflux."

American Heart Association: "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack."

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Asthma Treatment."

NHS: "Chest Infection."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor, American Lung Association.

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

National Library of Medicine: "Heartburn."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Acid Reflux."

American Heart Association: "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack."

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Asthma Treatment."

NHS: "Chest Infection."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

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