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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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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?

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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So lately I've had this cough off and on that won't go away I have had wheezing sometimes chest pain upper back pain sore rib sometimes is it cancer?

So lately I've had this cough off and on that won't go away I have had wheezing sometimes chest pain upper back pain sore rib sometimes is it cancer?

Unlikely: At your age it is unlikely but not impossible. Even if it is not cancer, you could have some other medical issue that may require therapy. I would suggest you visit your doc to be checked. Best to you. ...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