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I suddenly started having horrible burning upper mid chest and throat pain when I cough. No cold prior. Is this bronchitis?

I suddenly started having horrible burning upper mid chest and throat pain when I cough. No cold prior. Is this bronchitis?

Bronchitis: It may be, particularly if you are coughing and having difficult breathing. The best thing that you could do to resolve this question is to go immediately to a doctor and have yourself evaluated. Never ever fool with chest pain. It may be cardiac or other severe illness. Go now, do not wait. Er if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

Bronchitis Symptoms: Probably bronchitis. Many are viral and will resolve in 7-10 days. If cough becomes productive or fever above 100, I recommend a visit to your doctor to evaluate for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What's the reason throat pain during a cold goes down to chest? Normal? Have cough. No fever.

What's the reason throat pain during a cold goes down to chest? Normal? Have cough. No fever.

Throat pain: This may be due the particular agent causing the infection and irritating the tissues in the areas you describe, or related to post-nasal drip irritating things or you may have an unrelated problem with acid reflux or other issues. If it persists, see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, pain in my chest when I cough, vomiting, and nasal congestion. What's wrong with me? (white bumps on inside of throat)

Severe sore throat, pain in my chest when I cough, vomiting, and nasal congestion. What's wrong with me? (white bumps on inside of throat)

Viral infection: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection which can result in bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea can also occur. The bumps are reflections of reaction to infection in back of throat. Sometimes get superimposed bacterial infection. You can always consult physician for examination to make sure of correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

Mgt: Your symptoms are consistent with the flu or flu like illnesses. I would suggest being screened for the Flu and possibly for Strep throat. Medication can be prescribed accordingly. Swollen tender nodes and fever are important to discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Bronchitis?: It is possible these symptoms are due to acute bronchitis caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a primary care doctor in person ...Read more

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I have had a cough for over a week. No sore throat it feels like it is coming from my chest....worse after I eat...so bad I feel as I may be sick?

I have had a cough for over a week. No sore throat it feels like it is coming from my chest....worse after I eat...so bad I feel as I may be sick?

Reflux: It appears that you may have a reflux issue causing you to cough after eating (the more fat the more quantity, the more likely). Worth checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a lump on the right side of the back of my throat & sore throat feeling for over a month. Cough hurts my chest.

Go get checked: The lump is probably your tonsil, but it could be something else. Your doc can probably tell with a look of that's the problem. ...Read more

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Sore throat, itchy feeling in the chest can see flem at the back of my throat, and cough is painful when I feel I need too?

Sore throat, itchy feeling in the chest can see flem at the back of my throat, and cough is painful when I feel I need too?

Mgt: I agree these symptoms may be related to a cold or influenza. Did you receive your flu shot? Other possible causes include an allergic reaction. Rinse sinuses with saline to reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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My right side chest hurts when I cough not really bad but mild pain it feels like I have sore throat coming as it feels raspy is it normal or somethin?

My right side chest hurts when I cough not really bad but mild pain it feels like I have sore throat coming as it feels raspy is it normal or somethin?

Sore throat: Sounds like you may be coming down with a cold. Rest and fluids - and hopefully your symptoms resolve. If not please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough?

Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough?

Postnasal drip: It's likely postnasal drip that's causing it. I recommend sinus washing and a bit of a nasal steroid spray. Not sure if that's over the counter in your country. ...Read more

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I have very bad watery diarrhoea and an extremely sore throat. I have been getting back and chest pains along with a cough also. What could this be??

I have very bad watery diarrhoea and an extremely sore throat. I have been getting back and chest pains along with a cough also. What could this be??

Flu?: Sounds like you may have the flu or an intestinal infection. Make sure you stay hydrated. If you can't, you will need to go to the hospital. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a sore throAt and chest congestion and cough. Do I need an antibiotic??

I have a sore throAt and chest congestion and cough. Do I need an antibiotic??

Don't know: Can't make that determination without an assessment. This may or may not be related to bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Started as a sore throat that hurts when I breathe in and has now moved down into my chest and feels very painful when I cough, what is it?

Started as a sore throat that hurts when I breathe in and has now moved down into my chest and feels very painful when I cough, what is it?

Coughing: This can represent an ongoing infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs (pneumonia) possibly with inflammation of the lining of the lung cavity. You should be seen by a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a bad cough and sore throat Sunday I had surgery 11/10/14 in now the cough is worse throat is worse chest hurting upper back is hurting?

I had a bad cough and sore throat Sunday I had surgery 11/10/14 in now the cough is worse throat is worse chest hurting upper back is hurting?

Talk to your doctor: With recent surgery history now having cough, it should be wise to come see your doctor again. We don't know your medical history especially history of your recent surgery so we cannot give you good advice. Talk to your doctor who know more about you and what risks if any from your recent illness that might relate to your current cough and sore throat. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat for a week recently when I cough or breath heavily my chest starts to hurt what could this be and should I see a doctor?

I have a really sore throat for a week recently when I cough or breath heavily my chest starts to hurt what could this be and should I see a doctor?

Flu?: Especially at this time of year symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, including sore throat, cough, fever (you didn't say) are likely to be due to influenza. If your chest hurts you may have developed pneumonia, so see a physician promptly. Other viral infections can do this, for example mononucleosis, so it doesn't have to be influenza. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite. Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite. Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Yes its normal: All the symptoms you're describing can happen after you stop smoking. You might also have gotten a viral infection. Best thing is to 'stay on the wagon' don't start smoking again, and see how you do after another few weeks. If it persists, or if you develop fever, go get checked out. ...Read more

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Have had a sore throat for 4 days and a chest cough the last 3days! I hav drunk heaps of iced water as it sort of soothes the throat! What should I do?

Have had a sore throat for 4 days and a chest cough the last 3days! I hav drunk heaps of iced water as it sort of soothes the throat! What should I do?

Virus?: You may need a prescription for antibiotics, especially if you have nasal drainage or are coughing up phlegm which is yellow or green in color. White or clear is generally okay, yellow or green is not. ...Read more

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Sore throat everyone I cough it hurts my chest. Head hurts. And I keep getting sharp pains in my body. Losing my voice.

Sore throat everyone I cough it hurts my chest. Head hurts. And I keep getting sharp pains in my body. Losing my voice.

Feeling sick: It sounds like you are sounding pretty miserable. You are most likely suffering from a viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infection. Its best to be seen in person so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I started with a sore throat and voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?

Viral illness: Most likely a viral throat and larynx infection that is causing cough either by vocal cord irritation or progressing to trachea or lungs. Hydrate, use humidifier, rest voice, use honey and dextromethorphin to suppress cough if it is nonproductive. Laryngitis is rarely bacterial. Rash is also probably a viral exanthem. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

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