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Bad Cough After Cold Hardto Breath
I've had cold like symptoms runny nose fevers hot cold sweats I have a bad cough that once I start coughing I can't stop and bad difficultly breathing?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Irritating dry cough for 7weeks after cold, tickly feeling in throat, wheezing,no blood or phlegm, worse when lay down.Dr said chest clear, is it bad?
Post viral symptoms : It is common to get post viral symptoms such as you described for up to 12 weeks after s viral infection. If your chest is clear and you are not producing phlegm then it is unlikely there is significant illness. Try some steam inhalation before bedtime or taking an antihistamine. It may help alleviate the symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cough started off as a wet cough and now it went to a dry cough. Wheezing when i breath. Chest pain. And shortness of breath.
Fever 2days. Residual cough little to no phlegm. I smell like a sick person also bad taste. How long till the smell subsides? Cough n phlegm worse?
I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.
See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment ...Read more
Stuffy nose, mucus producing cough, NO sore throat, my chest feels tight, but I can breathe just fine no shortness of breath: flu, cold, pneumonia?
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more
Wezzy lung mild cough runny nose yellow in color no fever feel fine..Why lung wezzing when i take deep breaths?
Restrictive Airways: Is the term that comes to mind. "wheezing" is the sound created when air moves through narrowed breathing passages or tubes. Because there may be differing causes for the condition you describe, it's best, ultimately, to find out why. Allergy, infection, asthma, smoking-related constriction are possibilities. A mild URI may also lead to intermittent wheezing which is self-limited and not serious. ...Read more
Bad cough and producing yellow sputum. Notice wheezing from my chest when I laugh or lie down. Cough worse when laying down. What should I take?
I've had a bad cough, bronchitis, recently stopped smoking, metallic taste when I cough. Cough turned dry and chronic last 3 days. Difficulty breathing. severe lower left abdominal pain started today
M.D. visit: Since you have abd pain, difficulty breathing and a cough, these symptoms may indicate that you have pneumonia. Pneumonia does not necessarily mean that you have a bacterial illness, but this sometimes does occur following a viral illness. Please see you physician and a virtual consult is also available on follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flemy cough, shortness of breath, hard to take deep breath, congested chest. Over all can't really breathe. What do I do?
Puffer helped last time.
Mgt: You may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Most are viral. You are having shortness of breath and should seek immediate care by a physician. ...Read more
Do I have pneumonia? It hurts so bad in my chest ribs & lungs when i breathe I have a bad cough runny nose sore sinus cavaties & a horrible headache
9months. Runny & congested nose, cough for 4months cough got bad rough , hard and difficulty breathing when he cough. Doc said lungs clear?
See allergist?: Although it is difficult to diagnose asthma before age 3, I think it is time for you to bring the child to an allergist.The risk of asthma is much higher when there is a history of eczema, asthma in the mother, or allergic sensitization (passive tobacco smoke exposure too). A cough lasting more than 4 months is way too long for a viral infection. ...Read more
Cough started 4 days ago Steadily getting worse Sharp pains in chest when coughing only hard to breathe when coughing Worse when laying or out in cold?
Having chest infection when ever I take deep breath it starts cough so much with pain in throatk?
Diagnosis?: Do you know you have a chest infection? If your doctor has seen and examined you, then follow your doctor's instructions and you should feel better in a few days. If you have not seen a doctor, you need to in order to get the correct diagnosis/treatment. You could have pneumonia or bronchitis as well as a number of other disorders that can lead to these symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cough w/ phlegm @ 1st hr.Then follow dry cough, tired, headache, sinusitis, sneezing, slight chestpain (sternum)and wheezing when only inhaling.?
Son has pneumonia, I am sick. Symptoms: fever, aches, chills, cough, headache, thick feeling in throat. When cough tight head and chest. Raspy cough?
See doctor...: You may have a viral infection, like the flu as the cause of your symptoms. But, to be certain it is not pneumonia, you would need an evaluation by your doctor, including a chest x-ray. You could also have a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics, whether it is pneumonia or not. So, see your doctor for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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