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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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Is it unusual to have a sore chest from coughing?

Is it unusual to have a sore chest from coughing?

Yes: A hard cough , because the chest muscles are stretching can certainly cause soreness. Anti-inflammatories may help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chest pain and soreness after asthma attacks and coughing ? My cough is productive and persistent . I am fatigued without fever.

Is it normal to have chest pain and soreness after  asthma attacks and coughing ? My cough is productive and persistent . I am fatigued without fever.

Yes: If the cough has been severe and frequent, you may end up with chest wall pain. It appears that you are not over your asthma attack yet and you should talk to your doctor regarding adjusting your asthma treatment. Rarely rupture of air sacs (lung collapse) may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Had slight blood in the pleghm every morning for 1 week had a sore throath mild cough light chest pain taking antibiotic for 3 days smoke 1 pck a week?

Had slight blood in the pleghm every morning for 1 week had a sore throath mild cough light chest pain taking antibiotic for 3 days smoke 1 pck a week?

Stop smoking to heal: Smoke causes inflammation in the bronchial tubes, increasing phlegm production. You apparently are taking an antibiotic for infected sputum. Smoking while taking the antibiotic promotes ongoing inflammation that limits the antibiotic's ability to kill bacteria. .The persistent cough, chest pain and blood means your bronchitis is getting worse. Stop smoking to let the bronchi heal. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and a sore throat and cough. Is this very dangerous?

Unlikely: For someone your age who is otherwise healthy, the symptom complex you describe is most likely a cold. The chest pain can come from irritation of the lining around the lung inside the chest. This condition is usually self limited, so if it doesn't get better on its own soon, you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I had a sore throat and cough when i throw my phlegm i saw a red on my phlegm is that because i have sore throat? But i dont have chest pain

I had a sore throat and cough when i throw my phlegm i saw a red on my phlegm is that because i have sore throat?  But i dont have chest pain

Red stuff?: If you coughed hard enough you could break a small blood vessel and that would be the answer. As long as it disappears, fine! If it persists go see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

Blood with ST, cold: It appears you have caught a cold, so treat with fluids and Tylenol for pain, fever. OTC meds for cold as needed, throat lozenges. Also, cold fluids for the broken throat capillary suspected from strong coughing. If blood and coughing persist, see an MD for further investigation or call for virtual appt with internist thru health tap. ...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