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Cough And Bad Breath
My cough started off as a wet cough and now it went to a dry cough. Wheezing when i breath. Chest pain. And shortness of breath.
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
I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.
See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment ...Read more
There are many: possibilities for what you describe. You would be best cared for by establishing with a primary health care provider and having a thorough evaluation and then longitudinal followup with the same provider from now on. Make an appointment now. ...Read more
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Chest pain and cough: Could indicate an infection in the chest. Some get pluerisy with pneumonia. Some chest discomfort may be present with just the common cold. If you have productive cough with fever and shortness of breath and the pain is worse with a deep breath, you may want to check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and get the right treatment. ...Read more
Asthma? Flu?: Being 32, and if you don't smoke, common cause of shortness of breath with cough is asthma, especially if symptoms on going for long periods. Some infection such as flu can cause symptoms of sob mimicking asthma. Other disease such as cystic fibrosis can cause same symptoms. Since this is concerning you, i recommend getting evaluated and treated by doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Back pain: and shortness of breath, would need to have a good history taken and of course a physical exam. See your Doctor ...Read more
I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. Puffer only helps with wheezing and I feel like I am deteriorating?
Stop Smoking: Your Asthma is exacerbated by Bronchitis; may be Viral or Bacterial Infection. And Smoking is causing more damage to this infection . Bronchodilator Inhalers would help temporarily but you need to get rid of Infection. Therefore you may need Antibiotic Rx and stop smoking. You are young, before you get the irreversible damage to your lung from smoking.You can do it. ...Read more
Bad cough in mornings and thru day headache tired and runny nose and feels hard to take deep breath in mornings also?
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I been having shortness ofbreath, the feeling to inhale deeply, dry cough, weakness, sometimes chest and back pain?
Need medical exam: Shortness of breath and chest pain should always prompt a medical exam, because they can be caused by life-threatening problems. However, they can also be caused by anxiety. If a thorough medical evaluation shows that lungs and heart are working well and there are no basic metabolic problems, then it may be necessary to explore anxiety and panic attacks as the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips: Take antibiotics as prescribed by your physician. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's can be used for pain. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Sounds like it could possibly be the flu. Not sure what the severity is in your area of the country, but it's been widespread and particularly bad this year. I would give your doctor a call and try to be seen, the only way to know for sure is for him/her to do a flu test on you. ...Read more
I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?
Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and chest pain could indicate development of an early pneumonia or pleurisy. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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