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Chest Soreness From Coughing
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
My chest pain is more of a sore feeling that makes it hard to cough or deep breath. Should I still be concerned?
Pain: your pain sounds musculoskeletal but from out here there's no way to be sure ...Read more
Worried about unproductive chest cough, chest & soreness in muscle just below middle of ribcage. Symptoms began after a 30 min anaerobic run on Fri.
Can be a stitch: This can be a stitich in the muscle about and below the rib cage. You can try ice or heat to the are. Consider it a pulled muscle ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Flu: You need to see a doctor. Do not delay. ...Read more
Have chest pain like pressure, dry cough, dry sore throat, picked it up in tokyo. Should I take the amoxacillin I have with me ?
No: You have no evidence that you have a bacterial infection going on at this time. I would be interested to know if you have swelling in your legs and shortness of breath. I wonder if you may have another process like a embolism in your lung. You need to be seen and evaluated prior to taking antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Day 5 of being sick. Symptoms changed from sore throat to sinus pain to dry cough causing chest pain. What could it be and what should I do??
Viral process: Viruses are known to trigger bronchospasm. Given the providing symptoms, I suspect that this is a viral syndrome. If the cough is of significant discomfort and frequency, you could have your physician provide you with an albuterol inhaler or a steroid/long-acting bronchodilator. Generally it will settle down over a few days on its own, providing you don't have any underlying probs.Take care. ...Read more
I have low iron, I also have a sore throat, have chest pain and occasional shoulder blade pain either In between or under shoulder blade and a cough ?
Sharp pains in chest pain in shoulder blade down to bottom ribs , cough , spit up is almost yellow , sore to breathe pain gets worse with deep breath?
Pleurisy: Your symptoms suggest pleurisy. This can be caused by either a virus or by bacteria. You need to see your doctor for appropriate evaluation which may include a chest x-ray and/or blood work. If bacterial, antibiotics are advised, In either case, anti-inflammatory drugs can provide great relief. Warm regards. ...Read more
She had been in burnt houses doing clean up, now she has a bad cough, sore throat, chest pain, &shortness of breath. What will help?
Don't treat at home: She needs to see her doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter has been running a fever since last friday anywhere from 99..5-102.7 she chest pain, cough, headache, sore throat, ache all over.
I had cold and sore throat 4 days ago. I started having a dry cough yesterday and chest pain. I'm feeling tired and i'm having body ache. Common cold?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Im on my périod , yesterday starting sore throat&yellow brown kinda bloody phlegme.No cough no fever no chest pain. Could be allergy? Should i worry?
Not really: Usually allergy won't cause a cited phlegm you may be having an infection and needs to check it out. ...Read more
Constant chest pain, fever, hot flashes, dry cough, stuffy nose, headache, sore throat. Had a cold for a week but this all started today.
Go to ER: If you are having constant chest pain you need to go the ER. If you are having chest pain only with a deep breath that is likely due to a bacterial bronchitis which might be due to strep.. See your doc today or try Healthtap Prime for treatment (unless your chest pain is constant and you go to the ER). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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