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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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Hello, I had a fever since Thursday night (its monday today) my chest hurts, coughing up plem, body aches

Hello, I had a fever since Thursday night (its monday today) my chest hurts, coughing up plem, body aches

Mgt: Your illness is most likely a flu like viral upper respiratory condition.
If you continue to cough, experience fever or abdominal symptoms, please see your PCP.
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Chest hurts, coughing a little bit, bad headache, runny nose - yet kinda feels little stuffy at times. What's wring with me?

Chest hurts, coughing a little bit, bad headache, runny nose - yet kinda feels little stuffy at times. What's wring with me?

Upper Respiratory: Sounds notoriously like the common cold (upper respiratory infection). You don't mention if you have a fever or not. It appears you have a history of bronchospasm, so be sure to use your bronchodilator and not miss your singulair (montelukast).Feel better soon, usually lasts 5-7 days, cough can linger a bit longer. ...Read more

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I have stop smoking almost 1 year. I have problem with my phlegm. It's thick green and comes which black stain. My chest hurt when coughing.

I have stop smoking almost 1 year. I have problem with my phlegm. It's thick green and comes which black stain. My chest hurt when coughing.

This is a question: For a medical doctor--pulmonologist, GP, even an ENT. Not smoking for a year suggests that your lungs are probably in much better shape than your symptoms suggest. An X-ray or CT might be good. You need a thorough diagnostic. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for 2 weeks sometimes causing vomiting. Mucus was off white but now its green. No fever but chest hurts from coughing so much. Help?

I have had a cough for 2 weeks sometimes causing vomiting. Mucus was off white but now its green. No fever but chest hurts from coughing so much. Help?

Sounds viral: These are common symptoms of most viral respiratory infections. Make sure you get plenty of rest and fluids. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Use saline nasal spray for sinus drainage. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve in the next few days. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respiratory tract infection history is relevant in this information. Depending on your age and past medical history pulmonary embolism could also be another thing to think about. Likely its ok but would need more details to give you a reassuring answer ...Read more

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I've been coughing and sneezing. 1st I was cough up clear thick mucus and now its yellow & thick. Chest, throat hurt. Cough is worst when laying down.

I've been coughing and sneezing. 1st I was cough up clear thick mucus and now its yellow & thick. Chest, throat hurt. Cough is worst when laying down.

Sinusitis/bronchitis: Sounds like a URI has turned into a spell of bronchitis. If the cough is productive of colored mucus, increasing cough and a fever, than you should visit your doctor or an utc for a thorough examination and perhaps a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?

I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?

Please see yr MD: You are on multiple meds, one is humira, (adalimumab) a biological which interfers with the immune system function and alters the natural immune response, pls visit ur doctor asap. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for several days with green waxy mucous. No sore throat but chest hurts from coughing. Voice is hoarse. Do I need to see a doctor?

I've had a cough for several days with green waxy mucous. No sore throat but chest hurts from coughing. Voice is hoarse. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Though it is very likely to be a viral illness, you should see a doctor if your chest hurts. They can listen and assess whether or not you need any other treatment. ...Read more

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Slight headache for 2 days. Today sudden chest congestion, needing to blow my nose, throat feels thick when I swallow, cough, tight chest, hurts to cough?

Slight headache for 2 days. Today sudden chest congestion, needing to blow my nose, throat feels thick when I swallow, cough, tight chest, hurts to cough?

Flu: Sounds like you are catching some viral infection. You need some otc decongestant, however if the symptoms do not subside in one week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my right side chest hurt when I cough?

Why does my right side chest hurt when I cough?

A few options: Pleurisy, rib cartilage sprain (from really severe coughing), muscle injury (again from all the coughing). Usually one of those. Other options include complications of pneumonia and infection or inflammation of the heart lining. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when I cough or sneeze?

Muscle pain: These activities of coughing and/or sneezing require muscle contractions. If prolonged the muscles of the chest may hurt. This is not a serious problem. The main question to be answered is what is the cause of the cough and sneeze. Allergy is a good possibility. ...Read more

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The right part of my chest hurt when I cough, muscle aches, 3 lumps under the neck tiny but moveable and no fevers nor nose run?

The right part of my chest hurt when I cough, muscle aches, 3 lumps under the neck tiny but moveable and no fevers nor nose run?

Several issues: Your chest may be hurting because of strain of muscles between your ribs due to coughing. The tiny lymph nodes are probably normal and unless they enlarge, change consistency, become tender or increase in number are not likely to cause problems. Muscle aches can signal a host of illnesses, or simply be post-exercise. Need more details. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and I urine on my self?

I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and I urine on my self?

See your doc: Sounds like you are over a cold but the cough remains. Coughing hard often can cause women to leak a little urine when coughing. This should stop when the cough goes away.
If you are coughing up phlegm, are short of breath or just not getting better, see your doctor. You may have bronchitis and require an antibiotic prescription to recover more quickly. ...Read more

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Two weeks I had post nasal drip all day. Then felt dizzy and weak tired chest hurt I developed cough w yellow sputum still feel tired out of breath?

Two weeks I had post nasal drip all day. Then felt dizzy and weak tired chest hurt I developed cough w yellow sputum still feel tired out of breath?

Evaluation: This presentation could be allergies, asthma, an upperrespiratory infection or any combination of the above. I suggest a thorough medical and allergic workup and lung testing. ...Read more

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Chest hurts when coughing, but no fever. What could be in my chest?

Chest hurts when coughing, but no fever. What could be in my chest?

Musculoskeletal...: This is usually a musculoskeletal pain due to the coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain, inflamed cartilage or even a rib fracture. All of these will gradually resolve once the coughing completely stops. If your pain does not resolve or if it worsens once you stop coughing, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could it mean when my chest hurt when I breathe, cough, or move my arms?

What could it mean when my chest hurt when I breathe, cough, or move my arms?

Variable: Chest might hurt as a consequence of protracted cough. If the pain is localized in a small area and is associated with coughing than you should see a doc to rule out pneummonia. ...Read more

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I have been congested and coughng for about 2 weeks. My chest hurts from coughing., soups and gravys make it worse. My doctor says it looks like sinuitis and possibly the flu. The first med. Was doxycycl hyc 100 mg. Cap. Which made me worse), then a "z"

I have been congested and coughng for about 2 weeks. My chest hurts from coughing., soups and gravys make it worse. My doctor says it looks like sinuitis and possibly the flu. The first med. Was doxycycl hyc 100 mg. Cap. Which made me worse), then a "z"

I: I am so sorry that you are going through this lengthy illness and are feeling poorly. The antibiotics you are on sound appropriate. The allergy thought is a good one, and it would be reasonable to mention that to your doctor as a possibility. Of course, if you have had the cats for a long time without a problem then it is less likely. I am glad that you have seen your doctor and been evaluated. If you had worsening shortness of breath, fever, or new concerns then certainly it would be reasonable to be re-evaluated, but hopefully this antibiotic will improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Acute bronchitis: If symptoms are acute, most certainly viral. Stay hydrated. Things should improve. If things get worse (high fevers, chest pain, difficulty breathing) see doc soon. If other underlying illness, err on the safe side and call your doc to let him know. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your chest hurts when you cough?

What does it mean when your chest hurts when you cough?

Cough pain: Generally if your chest hurts when you cough, you've irritated some intercostal muscle (s), the muscles between the ribs. ...Read more

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Been coughing a lot and today my Chest hurts when I cough..

Dr. Linda Tao Dr. Tao
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Been coughing a lot and today my Chest hurts when I cough..

Not surprising: After coughing for a bit it is not unusual for the chest to be sore. Helps for you to brace yourself with a cushion when you cough. If the cough gets worse you should see a health care professional. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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My chest hurts when I cough and im having lots of flem come up what's the problem?

My chest hurts when I cough and im having lots of flem come up what's the problem?

Pleuritic chest pain: Sounds like you have pleuritic chest pain from repeated coughing. The fact that you have a lot of phlegm indicates that you have airway infection, possibly by some bacteria, like bronchitis or possibly pneumonia. If you are a smoker, it may be contributing to your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, rest and try otc pain and cough medicine. If your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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