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A 58-year-old female asked:

I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.

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Viral cough: Your symptoms sound like you may have a persistent viral cough after a chest infection which can sometimes last for weeks or months. You could have possibly strained your upper chest wall muscles as well with bouts of coughing hence the armpit pain. If you can feel any hard lumps in your armpit that are not resolving with time or other new symptoms then you will need to se a doctor
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Chest pain/coughing: Be examined again. Either the infection has not resolved or your cough has strained your chest and it is chest wall pain. All the best.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Mgt: If the pain occurs only with cough, it is probably related to muscular strain. If there is any breathing difficulty, you should be evaluated right away.

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