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A 39-year-old female asked:

Very sore chest and throat when coughing, stuffy nose, mild fevers, tight chest (mostly around sternum)?

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Dr. Maryam Shapland
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Bronchospasm: Respiratory infections this can cause spasm and plugging of the airways (bronchi) leading to the lungs, which can then cause tightness in the chest. The muscles of the chest can feel sore due to persistent cough.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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