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Chest Cough Treatment
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
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
Persistent hacking cough for~2yrs. Severe whooping cough (1xmonth) Lately, chin itches with cough; cough worse at night;unrelated tolying down. Diagnosis?
Need to see Dr.: It is impossible to diagnose without examining you. Please see a Dr. for full evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Urgent:dry cough non productive causes chest wall pain no sob sometimes 4x a day no fever headache history-minimal lung collapse hbp hyperthyroidism?
Chesty Cough, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, gone off food, small temps, Wheezing, (I'm asthmatic) Tightness in chest... Please help?
Flu with cough.Dyspnea, chest pain and tightness. Neck shoulder stiffness.Dr say flu + allergy cause dyspnea and pain.On seretide, sungulair.Cardiac?
Xray- no bronchitis. chronic asthma, severe congest., had a scratchy throat, burn in chest. steroids & nebulizer- little relief.
Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?
Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Tickle in chest when breathing in, but no cough. Treated for allergies, asthma, and GERD, but symptoms are random. Chest Xray clear. Anxiety related?
I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?
After treated acute bronquitis, cough shortness of breath chest pain no voice really bad weezing face pane fever is all back, go back to doctor ?Help
Yes: Go see a doctor again. Sounds like more needs to be done. ...Read more
Chesty Cough, flu like symptoms, neck pain, breathlessness, off food, Wheezing, Chest pain and temps. HR of 138bpm Please help...
Get in.: If your heart rate is that high and you are having a hard time breathing, you need to bee seen to see if you have a pneumonia or any other treatable problem. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for your fever and drink some fluids, but it sound like you better get in to be seen right away. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Asthma or bronchitis? Symptoms are coughing with no mucus, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Took albuteral and it works.
Symptoms of bronchitis? I have slight cough, some wheezing, shortness of breath for a week , clean chest xray, clean CT chest swollen eyes, stuffy nos
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum
My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?
Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
I went swimming in the ocean last week and came down with a deep chest cough the following day..Connected?
My left collarbone is in continuous pain and I have a chest cough which has been going on for about 4 days. Could it be fractured?
Certainly there is: the possibility of rib or collar bone fracture with extreme coughing but it is more likely to be muscle spasm or strain. Other potential diagnoses include pneumothorax so it would be reasonable to seek health care evaluation as the symptoms have been persistent for four days. A Chest X-ray will tell the story. ...Read more
I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?
Multiple causes: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions. If you are having difficulty breathing, a physician appt is advised. The possible associated conditions include asthma, reflux with aspiration and pleural irritation. Avoid smoke and a virtual follow up appt available. . ...Read more
Not sure if I have bronchitis i know my chest hurts in my coughing is deep cough i just can't get warm. I not sure if I have pneumonia either?
Get evaluation: Your doctor will be able to examine you and treat either of the conditions. ...Read more
My family has had a cough for over 3 weeks not going away came with slight fever at first.it's a deep chest cough with phlegm.worried bout my kids?
I've had persistent chest cough for a week. Need to cough occurs when exhaling normal. Breathing shallower. No phlegm or other symptoms. What is it?
Coughing: You may signs of an allergic or as, atic condition. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more
Could I have walking pneumonia? If so, can I be fine on my own or go to Dr.? Been feeling mucousy, also in the chest. Cough produces mostly nothing?
Hv a very bad deep cough during wint. mos esp. every yr. My ribs and chest hurt. Hard to sleep. In physical dr never says anything is wrong. Am I ok?
Cold weather + lungs: Cold weather may irritate your lungs, specifically the upper airways called bronchi. It is a variant of asthma. In some people, as cold air rushes in on taking a breath, the irritation causes the bronchi to constrict, resulting in cough and even wheezing. Physical exam ( done at room temperature and at rest) is often normal. These reactive airways may improve with a trial of bronchodilators. ...Read more
Have a cold 3 times in 3 mos, nonstop. Start w/swol tonsils, then deep chest cough. As soon as it gets better starts again. Go to the dr or wait?.
Anxious re: toddlers bronchoscopy/endoscopy on tues.Chronic wet, junky, chest cough. (14 months long)some atelectasis. Stunted growth. Possible causes?!
Bronchodilator: If the cough is effective and the mucus clears easily from the lower airway nothing is needed. But, if the mucus seems to be difficult to clear there may be some bronchospasm and the child may be helped by using a bronchodilator such as albuteral. It can be delivered by using a nebulizer or and inhaler with a spacer. In some cases an inhaled steroid may be also beneficial. See your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly pneumonia: I have found that when people have a deep cough associated with pain on taking a deep breath they often times have pneumonia. You should be evaluated by a physician. If this has been a long-term problem then you definitely need to be evaluated as there are other causes. ...Read more
I'm 16 years old and have a mild chest cough had it for about 7months+ now anything i can take to remove it?
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