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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 had a cold for 2 weeks & abdominal pain when I cough, backaches and headaches and coughing up phlegm. Any remedy. Should I not have sex either?
Symp: severe headache backache shaking body pain chest pain nausea cough throwup dizziness loss of reality confusion? But look not sick that much.?
PCP: See your doctor. Viral or bacterial infection is most likely cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
6 days, cold hands & feet, fever, nausea, fatigue, headache, backache, elbows shoulders & knees really hurting. NO sore throat or cough. Meningitis?
Well: Why sit there and suffer trying to diagnose yourself. Go to doctor for exam to get a diagnosis and treatment to feel well ...Read more
Yes: I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible to rule out a couple things. Are you a smoker? Have a doc rule out lung cancer, as well as emphysema. Then, after that, consider looking at other things. First, however, see a doc to rule out serious issues as those three things can be seen in either of the above diagnosis. ...Read more
Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. If you think you are pregnant, then you should start by determining when was your last period. If it is late, then that could be the first indication you might be pregnant. The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to undergo a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I have a cold, and its getting really bad...Headache, backache, sorethroath, I am taking amoxicilin and some syrup for coughing...What else can I do?
Virus treatment: Colds are casued by viruses and not likely to get better becasue you are taking anbiotics. First and foremost in treatment is rest and fluids. This includes warm fluids like tea and chicken soup. Hot showers, use a humidifier, have someone give you a back rub can all relieve symptoms. Can use otc Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for body aches. Use a neti pot to relieve sinus/nasal congestion. ...Read more
Asthma attack and coughing in the ER last night. Home today and I have a backache across my upper back?
Asthma: This is common and related to the excessive coughing and accessory muscles you were using during the asthma attack to try to get oxygen into your tight lungs. It will resolve although you could try a heating pad or acetaminophen. I would not recommend nsaids (advil, aleve (naproxen) aspirin, Ibuprofen or motrin) since those can sometimes trigger or worsen breathing in the rare individual with asthma. ...Read more
Yes and no:
The fact that you are having some pain is concerning.
It may be nothing but I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure everything is okay.
Especially if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.
Upper left back pain during soccer and then I bent back and there was a loud pop! I can't bend down and I'm in pain. What is this? Hurts when I cough.
See a doctor: You may have torn a muscle or even cracked a rib; have it checked out;. ...Read more
Muscle pain others: When you cough you use the muscles of the chest and back and too much coughing can tire the muscles and can make them painful, also what causes the cough like viral or bacterial infection of lungs or bronchi can also cause headaches, body and back pains, you may get pain in the back of chest if you have pneumonia with or without pleurisy can cause pain in back of chest. ...Read more
Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more
It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more
Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.
Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more
Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?
Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?
Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more
I feel heaviness in chest and my chest is full of cough. I also feel little back pain. There is white/colorless and jelly like sputum and sputum come?
Tell your doctor:
That's a start. Might want to get some x-rays.
(broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more
Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more
How will I know if I have pneumonia or tuberculosis? I have back pain and cough for a month already. My doct0r told me I have pneumonia last week.
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more
Would be: Extremely unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: It's possible. The only way to know for sure is to stop the med, wait for the side effects to resolve, and then reintroduce the med. ...Read more
I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?
Viral bronchitis: It is impossible to diagnose this without a full history and exam, but the nature of the cough suggests bronchitis. Without knowing whether you may be breathing in toxins such as atmospheric pollutants or cigarette smoke this is likely to be due to viral infection and the back pain either due to strained rib muscles or to inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis). ...Read more