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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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What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

Coughing chest pain: Such pain is usually due to irritation of the linings of the lung and inner chest wall known as pleura. When one or the other is inflamed (pleuritis) one experiences pain on movement of the chest wall which is abrupt and explosive when one coghs. Pleuritis can occur by itself (viral) or due to inflammation in the lung which has extended out to the surface of the lung among other causes. See doc. ...Read more

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My cough is almost two months and this is the very worst cough eversince, coz I got I little chest pain everytime I coughing?

Time for doctor: You should see your doctor to determine the reason for your cough. Two months duration can indicate all sorts of things. ...Read more

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Hi I am indian. Is chest pain common during coughing and can the color of the cough tell a lot of things about your condition?

Hi I am indian. Is chest pain common during coughing and can the color of the cough tell a lot of things about your condition?

Yes: Pain with vigorous coughing is common and due muscular strain. Pleurisy can mimic this but is also present with just breathing. Clear, white, or yellow phlegm is generally normal. Red suggests bleeding. Green is suspicious for infection. Only lab testing on the sputum can provide more exact information. If you smoke, please stop! If you don't: you're smart! ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing chest pain when I cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? It feels like a knife

Sharp stabbing chest pain when I cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? It feels like a knife

Inflammation: The tissues lining the bronchi (tubes leading from the trachea into the lung in smaller and smaller radicals) are grossly inflamed by the infection, or if caused by toxic materials by them, and pain is one of the cardinal signs of inflammation. When you cough you place pressure on inflamed tissues and therefore. ........................ OK? ...Read more

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Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up. ...Read more

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Hi I have chest pain when I cough and start sweeting sometimes fever and it's some times hard to breath any advice?

Hi I have chest pain when I cough and start sweeting sometimes fever and it's some times hard to breath any advice?

Get examined NOW: Never ignore these symptoms and you cannot be diagnosed online. Close your computer and call for an immediate examination and testing. ...Read more

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My wife is about 12 weeks pregnant and has chest pain when she coughs. But it is a dry cough. What can it be and how do we treat the cough.

My wife is about 12 weeks pregnant and has chest pain when she coughs. But it is a dry cough. What can it be and how do we treat the cough.

Depends: First if she coughing, why she is coughing should be checked in to and treated. If its a simple cold usually plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) is allowed. If its allergies asthma or other issues you would need more specific treatment. Always check in with your ob/gyn before taking anything. ...Read more

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I had sudden fever for a day, now gone but have chest pain w/ some cough & resting ~95 bpm; fatigue, no appetite. Could I have pneumonia?

I had sudden fever for a day, now gone but have chest pain w/ some cough & resting ~95 bpm; fatigue, no appetite. Could I have pneumonia?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable (up to 6 weeks) but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, then it is time to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is possible for me to have respiratory problem and asthma even though my ECG is normal? I have frequent chest pain and dry cough.

Ecg: Yes the ECG is a test to assess cardiac disease only rarely will advanced lung disease manifest itself on an ecg. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip a chest pain and a cough from the centre of my chest in deep a whooping sound - could it be TB I previously worked with homelss?

I have post nasal drip a chest pain and a cough from the centre of my chest in deep a whooping sound - could it be TB I previously worked with homelss?

Cough? TB: Hi ~ of course possible ~ highly unlikely. Its not easy to get TB if you healthy, not living in CLOSE confines of a CONFIRMED case. Whooping you could have one of the other whooping coughs There's 3: bordetella pertussis - u were vaccinated for sure, 2. bordetella parapertussis - u could have that and 3. bordetella bronchiesepticum, unlikely since its vetinary. Viruses make u whoop too ...Read more

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I've had runny nose, some chest pain, and persistent cough for the last week. Am I still contagious to my baby?

I've had runny nose, some chest pain, and persistent cough for the last week. Am I still contagious to my baby?

Depends: If have viral or bacterial infection, then probably. .. If had infection that was treated, and these are residual symptoms (no fevers and no phlegm or phlegm is clear or white), then may no longer be contagious. .. ...Read more

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I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?

I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?

Sinus infection: You sound like you've developed a sinus infection or acute bronchitis - you should see your family doctor to see if a course of antibiotics is appropriate. Take your temperature: do you have fever? Are you producing phlegm, either from your cough or your nose? If so, what color is it? ...Read more

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What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

No easy answer: You're on Methotrexate and this itself may account for your elevated liver enzymes. The trivial elevation of your eosinophils isn't going to be helpful. If you're on this medication, it's likely to be for joint disease known best to you and your physician. Please forgive me, but your having to ask healthtap tells me you need to ask for better communication from your treating physician. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

Cold? Flu?: These symptoms are typical for a common cold with bronchitis, or perhaps influenza (except it's the wrong time of year for the flu). If you have fever or otherwise concerned, or if the symptoms don't clear up in a few days, or if you just remain concerned, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain right side. Cough, sore throat, & stuffy nose last 10 days. Negative strep & chest xray. What's causing chest pain? Lungs? Ribs?

Sharp chest pain right side. Cough, sore throat, & stuffy nose last 10 days. Negative strep & chest xray. What's causing chest pain? Lungs? Ribs?

Pleurisy: A condition called pleuritis or pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura (lining between the lung and the chest wall). This pain can be more one-sided and not seen on chest x-ray. It can be quite painful and worse with taking deep breaths as the lining rubs together. This can follow a respiratory infection. Anti-inflammatory medication can help relieve the pain, but sometimes it takes a while. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps complaining of chest pain when she coughs. We went to the doctors but he said it's normal but it's getting worse.?

My daughter keeps complaining of chest pain when she coughs. We went to the doctors but he said it's normal but it's getting worse.?

Hope this helps: Chest pain when coughing is very common and usually resolves shortly after the cough starts to improve. If there is no reason that your daughter can't have ibuprofen you could give her a dose to see if that at least takes the edge off the pain. If she is having difficulty breathing at all or if it hurts to breathe then she needs to be re-evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should I go to e.R I feel horrible!

Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should I go to e.R I feel horrible!

Be seen soon.: Should be seen soon. Maybe tomorrow if you feel well enough to wait. Inhalers are on the med list. If this is albuterol you should be using 2 puffs every 4-6 hours and giving consideration to measuring your peak flows.

Ps - quit smoking. ...Read more

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17. Left chest pain & back pain. Coughing blood spots. Been to hospital can't find anything but pain still there. Staggers with pain.

No: Pneumonia, blood clots, other sign of imfection? Are you cougjimg? Iti might be just a virus. Take cough medicine not to cough and pain meds like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Tachycardia chest pain breathless and coughing. Everyday all day for the past months, what is wrong? Feels like my heart is beating out my chest.

Tachycardia chest pain breathless and coughing. Everyday all day for the past months, what is wrong? Feels like my heart is beating out my chest.

Allergy or anxiety: If these symptoms were due to a very serious disease, such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack, aortic dissection, pneumonia, etc., the symptoms simply do not linger for months without a catastrophic event occurring. Plus, 23 year olds simply do not have blockages in their coronary arteries or heart attacks. You need to have an ekg, chest x-ray, blood work, and a good physical exam to confirm. ...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