Top 20 Doctor insights on: Chest hurt cough

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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

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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