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Center Chest Pain And Cough With Sputum
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
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
Possibilities...: If the left chest pain increases with cough and deep breathing, then it is likely related to the other symptoms. If this is the case, the likely diagnoses are bronchitis vs pneumonia. Often, the only way to tell the difference is via chest x-ray. If the left chest pain does not increase w/ above maneuvers, see a doctor today so cardiac etiology can be ruled out. Go to er if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have also been having chills or a fever, there's a decent chance you might have a pneumonia, in which case you will need an antibiotic. If this is just bronchitis and the pain is simply from coughing, a little Ibuprofen might help. Frankly, you probably need a physical and a chest xray. Pneumonias left untreated can be dangerous and lead to complications. See a doc. ...Read more
Non productive couch with tightness in the chest. headaches, shortness of breath and dizziness. No fever or runny nose.
? Pneumonia: See a doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?
Hard to breathe from nose, yellow sputum, painful cough, fatigue, and upper chest pain. No fever.
Infection: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually resolves without specific treatment in a week or so. Signs that a more serious infection is present include fever,chills,sweats,worsening cough, chest pain on deep breathing,increasing discolored sputum, and shortness of breath. See your physician if your symptoms persist or worsen?chest xray,antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more
Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.
Prickly chest pain, almost like a needle in center of chest, some chest tightness and shortness of breath but not severe. Headache. Asthma? ER?
Possibilities...: If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort. This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause. ...Read more
Chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath(during and after coughing "fits" along with near vomitting) no colds or infections in 6+ mths. ?
Shortness of breath and chest pain and chest pressure, an awful cough, headache after a cold that started a week ago, fevers and chills. Why?
I have mid back lung cramping. Some mild pain when inhaleing and exhaling. With dry non productive cough.
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