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Got a chesty cough, slightly breathless. No chest pain and no cold symptoms. Could it have something to do with the mould in my house?

Got a chesty cough, slightly breathless. No chest pain and no cold symptoms. Could it have something to do with the mould in my house?

Yes: Mold is dangerous. You should have a professional remove it asap. (if you rent, your landlord is responsible). Your cigarette smoking is almost certain to be contributing to your symptoms. Get rid of cigs. And mold. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Norma jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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I've been having cold symptoms with a sporadic throat to chest pain. What can I take for these symptoms?

I've been having cold symptoms with a sporadic throat to chest pain. What can I take for these symptoms?

Cold symptoms: For your running nose and your post nasal drip you can use saline nose drops. Keep a vaporizer on at night and take an expectorant in the form of a cough medicine.If your throat hurts a lot you can gargle with a variety of things such as salt water, mouth wash, etc. Popsicles can also help. ...Read more

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I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

Cold symptoms: Try NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for pain and fever, decongestant with guaifenesin decongestant like mucinex and cough suppressant like dextromethorphan if needed. Hot shower, sleep with head elevated, vitamin c, hydration and soothing beverages helpful. If pain or fever and symptoms persist 10 days or green/yellow secretions and fever see doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

?PE: Often x-ray is normal in pe but hamptons hump or westermark sign are sometimes seen. D-dimer has a high sensitivity but low specificity meaning that if the test is negative, it is good for ruling out pe. If it is positive, it does not necessarily mean you have pe and further evaluation is recommended. If you look up well's criteria, you can calculate your pre-test probability. ...Read more

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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

 sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores  wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today i woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should i be going in to class?

I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today i woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should i be going in to class?

Probably.....: If you have no fever, you likely have acute bronchitis due to a viral infection. Coughing into your elbow will help prevent spread of infection while the bronchitis runs its course in about 7-10 days. Another possible etiology is bronchospasm. If your cough is not improving, or if you develop shortness of breath, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more

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Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem . I have no other cold symptoms.

Itching chest making me cough every 10 min. Thete is no phlem . I have no other cold symptoms.

An annoying Cough: Could there be something environmental or allergy related that is causing this coughing spasm? There is also the possiibility of whooping cough, but you may be more symptomatic with that. ...Read more

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I have really bad Chest Congestion where I am coughing up a lot of mucus and I don't know why? I don't have any other cold symptoms

I have really bad Chest Congestion where I am coughing up a lot of mucus and I don't know why? I don't have any other cold symptoms

Bronchitis: Any infection of the respiratory system can lead to an inflammatory response. Mucous and white cells are pushed out into the respiratory tract. Mostly, it is not a bacterial infection (bad odor or color of secretions would be a sign of this along with overall infection signs of fever/chills/etc). Prescribed respiratory anti-inflammatories (monteluekast or steroids) often help ...Read more

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Cold worse after 10 days. Symptoms: phlegm, shorter breath, chest pain, eyelids sealed by mucus at night. Is it more than a cold? What do I do next?

Cold worse after 10 days. Symptoms: phlegm, shorter breath, chest pain, eyelids sealed by mucus at night. Is it more than a cold? What do I do next?

Be examined: Sometimes after a regular cold that appears to be a virus it can progress to a secondary infection. With your symptoms, you should be checked for this. All the best and be seen soon. ...Read more

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I have recurrent tonsillitis, when I come down with it I also get a lot of mucus on my chest and cold symptoms. Is this normal? Tonsillectomy needed?

I have recurrent tonsillitis, when I come down with it I also get a lot of mucus on my chest and cold symptoms. Is this normal? Tonsillectomy needed?

Not yet: Recurrent sore throat is not necessarily recurrent bacterial tonsillitis. This needs to be documented by positive streptococcus on throat culture at least 3 times in a year that did not respond to appropriate antibiotic therapy. Also, chronically large obstructing tonsils can be an added reason for tonsillectomy. The chest cold symptoms may be from postnasal viral drainage. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If you have URI or cold symptoms, would it interfere with the CT chest scan with contrast images or results. ?

If you have URI or cold symptoms, would it interfere with  the CT chest scan with contrast images or results. ?

It could: With a viral bronchitis there is inflammation in the lungs so a ct of chest done when ill may look worse than normal. If it is to follow a mass then probably less important. Suggest speaking to radiologist to see if waiting until cold passes is advised so that you get the most accurate study possible. ...Read more

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Had cold symptoms 6 days they have gone now just feeling dizzy and my chest feels tight/itchy with cough no mucus ?

Had cold symptoms 6 days they have gone now just feeling dizzy and my chest feels tight/itchy with cough no mucus ?

Hydration: You may be partly dehydrated. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and do this on a regular basis. It will also help with the dry cough.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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2w w/cold symptoms but cough has lingered & my ribs hurt. Tingly sensation on chest. Scared of pertussis vaccinated last year & mom to 6mo vacc baby.

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2w w/cold symptoms but cough has lingered & my ribs hurt. Tingly sensation on chest. Scared of pertussis vaccinated last year & mom to 6mo vacc baby.

Prob not pertussis: both of u being vaccinated recently make pertussis less likely. Good idea 2 b careful of any illnesses around ur baby though. all family members should b vaccinated against flu and pertussis. With ur symptoms, I would see a doctor to see if u have pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. ...Read more

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Feel faint, chest pain, nausea, slow heart rate, cold sensation in hands and tingling, can't see when standing up, symptoms lasting more than a day?

Feel faint, chest pain, nausea, slow heart rate, cold sensation in hands and tingling, can't see when standing up, symptoms lasting more than a day?

Need to be seen: The combination of your symptoms is not specific. It may be a heart disorder or a neurological one but it can also be a mental one such as anxiety, stress reaction. Your doc should sort this out for you. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

Call your doctor: Call the doctor and ask to speak with him about the side effects. He/she might switch to something else or tell you to stop altogether. Maybe the combination of the two was the problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints,infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints,infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain.
Causes?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. COLD INDUCED. ASTHMA CAN CAUSE Atypical CP ...Read more

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I'm not sick but all of a sudden developed flu like symptoms feeling cold, body aches, lightheaded, random chest pain, overheating, sweating. why?

I'm not sick but all of a sudden developed flu like symptoms feeling cold, body aches, lightheaded, random chest pain, overheating, sweating. why?

Seems like infection: Your symptoms suggest infection. Get checked out by your PMD or consult one of our HealthTap Prime doctors for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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No smoking or very very little occasional Marijuana use, have "minor" chest congestion, constant throat, chest tickle, no cold symptoms. I'm 35 yr old?

No smoking or very very little occasional Marijuana use, have "minor" chest congestion, constant throat, chest tickle, no cold symptoms. I'm 35 yr old?

Bronchiitis: Sounds like it might be a touch of bronchitis that is viral in nature. You likely don't need antibiotics, and could just "tough it out". But if you are constantly coughing and clearing your throat you could try over the counter anti tussive medication such as dextromethorphan = robitussin (guaifenesin) or delsym. But if that does not work there are prescription based meds such as benzonatate. ...Read more

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Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?

Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?

Impossible to know: the wisest choice for sure. Pain away from central lower sternum less likely heart & tums (calcium carbonate) relief c/w reflux pain, yet can have multiple events simultaneously, can have angina without showing on blood tests, esp. EKG, & blood test signs (e.g. Troponin I) of heart muscle damage may not show for many hours. Best optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the primary drivers of arterial disease. ...Read more

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I often get a brief bout of stomach cramps & cold hands after an ectopic beat. No other heart symptoms or chest pain. Can ectopic beats cause this?

I often get a brief bout of stomach cramps & cold hands after an ectopic beat. No other heart symptoms or chest pain. Can ectopic beats cause this?

Doubtful: 1/2 of ectopy is not felt, 1/2 of palpitations are not associated with skipped beats. Feeling an ectopic beat at 1 moment doesn't mean there was 1 at that moment. The sensation of a skipped beat, regardless if it actually occurred or not, is for everyone, anxiety provoking. Therefore a brief spell of anxiety is likely the cause of your other symptoms. A cardiologist can evaluate your concerns ...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