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I am a type 1 diabetic, I came down with some symtpoms about a week ago, sore throat, losing voice, cough, slight chest pain when coughing. Help!?

I am a type 1 diabetic, I came down with some symtpoms about a week ago, sore throat, losing voice, cough, slight chest pain when coughing. Help!?

Probably benign: Chances are it's probably just an upper respiratory infection or laryngitis or viral infection or cold. Drink lots of fluid, rest up. If symptoms don't improve, please see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly antibiotics. If the chest pain gets worst or if you have trouble breathing, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Yesterday went to doc for sore throat, cough and fever. Given meds including antibiotic. Today I have chest pain when cough. What can I do for it. ?

Yesterday went to doc for sore throat, cough and fever. Given meds including antibiotic. Today I have chest pain when cough. What can I do for it. ?

Possibilities...: This type of chest discomfort, occurring with cough and deep breathing, is usually musculoskeletal in origin. It will improve once the cough resolves. In the meantime, local heat to the area and Motrin are ways to get symptomatic relief. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w pericarditis 6 weeks ago. Doc told me I could start going out 2 weeks ago. Today I started feeling a lil' chest pain when coughing. Why?

Mgt: There are many causes, if you can reproduce the pain when pressing on the chest wall, it is more likely to be musculoskeletal pain, rather than cardiac. You also may have inflammation surrounding your lungs. If you experience shortness of breath, please see the ED. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more