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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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For several days ive had Bad headache's, flemmy cough with burning sensation in my chest. OTC meds not helping. What could I have? Infection?

For several days ive had Bad headache's, flemmy cough with burning sensation in my chest. OTC meds not helping. What could I have? Infection?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I am having chest burning sensation mostly in night after food?

I am having chest burning sensation mostly in night after food?

Chest pain after mea: If it is mostly related to meals, and not when not after a meal, then mostly a case of reflux from the stomach back up into the esophagus. The esophagus is not made by nature to tolerate acid as food is not supposed to back up into it. Acid in the esophagus burns the esophagus. You can feel burning, or even a chest pain such as in a heart attack. Some has acid back up into the throat. ...Read more

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Blood in mucus, chest burning sensation also present?

Blood in mucus, chest burning sensation also present?

It varies.: It is not unusual to have small specks of blood in sputum (mucus) but the more blood the more significant the problem. It could come from trauma from forceful coughing. The strain from persistent coughing can be painful, even in trivial conditions. However, If there is fever together with chest wall pain when breathing you may want to see a doctor to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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I get a chest burning sensation on the center of my left chest usually when bending over or laying down, only lasts a few seconds, then a burp follow?

I get a chest burning sensation on the center of my left chest usually when bending over or laying down, only lasts a few seconds, then a burp follow?

Sounds like: Esophageal reflux. Not Cardiac. Discuss this with your health care provider to obtain appropriate diagnosis and treatment in order to avoid more serious future complications. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea, vomiting feeling spe after eat heaviness or pressure n my left side of my chest burning sensation after passing a stool, constipation?

Dizziness, nausea, vomiting feeling spe after eat heaviness or pressure n my left side of my chest burning sensation after passing a stool, constipation?

Need more info: The first three symptoms localize your problem to stomach and esophagus. May be gastritis or esophagitis. I would ask how long you have been having these symptoms, how are your bowel movements, etc ...Read more

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Went to ER today for left sided chest burning sensation since yesterday. Normal ekg/trop/labs. Exercise exasperates issue. Gerd? Normal nst jan 2013

Went to ER today for left sided chest burning sensation since yesterday. Normal ekg/trop/labs. Exercise exasperates issue. Gerd? Normal nst jan 2013

Primary Care: This is the ideal situation to remind you that all of the readers here need to have a primary care doctor to interpret the care you are getting and to come up with a plan to further investigate troubles that persist.

Now that you have been to the er, it is time to go and sit with your family doctor to make a plan. ...Read more

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Do I have strep throat? Chest burning sensation and sore throat feels like swallowing a golf ball stuffy nose 99.3 fever know one sick around me

Do I have strep throat? Chest burning sensation and sore throat feels like swallowing a golf ball stuffy nose 99.3 fever know one sick around me

Possibly: Only way to truly know if you have strep is get your throat swabbed and cultured by physician or nurse. Can go to primary care or urgent care. Could be viral sore throat (pharyngitis) which is more common than strep. Rest, drink lots and gargle with salt water. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain. ...Read more

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I feel a burning sensation in the chest with a phlegm and severe cough and high fever?

I feel a burning sensation in the chest with a phlegm and severe cough and high fever?

See a doctor: Health care has always, and will always be best delivered in the doctor's office. Advice can come online, but healthcare comes face to face. This could be anything from a virus to a bacterial pneumonia to something deep in the back of the textbook. See a doctor, please. ...Read more

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Smoking for past 2 year, age 28. 4 to 5 a day. Symp:burning sensation in some areas of lung, had mild cough, cough aftr smoke. Chance of lung cancer?

Smoking for past 2 year, age 28. 4 to 5 a day. Symp:burning sensation in some areas of lung, had mild cough, cough aftr smoke. Chance of lung cancer?

Quit smoking: It is not likely that you have lung cancer, but lung symptoms are a strong reason, if you needed one, to quit smoking. Smoking causes not only lung cancer but a number of other lung disease, heart disease, stroke and other cancers. See your doctor for nicotine replacement in case you need help in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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After spirometry I coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

After spirometry I coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

Why the spirometry?: Please discuss these concerns with the physician who ordered spirometry. Spirometry may trigger coughing and labored breathing in patients that have active asthma but not in patients with controlled asthma or normal lungs. Spirometry does not cause collapsed lungs. Coughing up phlegm & blood are not symptoms of a collapsed lung. Something else is going on. ...Read more

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I GT choked and started coughing real bad, and I GT a burning sensation in my middle part of my back it went all over me my chest started hurting and?

I GT choked and started coughing real bad, and I GT a burning sensation in my middle part of my back it went all over me my chest started hurting and?

Make diet changes: You may have gastric reflux disease, esophagitis, gastritis or gastric ulcer, gallbladder disease or another condition. Eating too close to bedtime? Eating very large meals? Eating gas-producing or reflux-producing foods? Correcting these issues would be a good place to start. SE your clinician for exam of symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more

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I don't have no stomach pain, no coughing, no vomiting only a pain burning sensation in upper middle chest and belching for almost 4wks. Still going on?

I don't have no stomach pain, no coughing, no vomiting only a pain burning sensation in upper middle chest and belching for almost 4wks. Still going on?

Reflux: Your heartburn symptoms are consistent with a possible acid overload or gastric reflux. Dyspepsia is treatable with over the counter acid blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) or something as simple as alka-seltzer / tums. Herbalists can consider papaya enzyme and peppermint teas. Continued symptoms despite home therapies warrant a physician visit. ...Read more

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What is chest burning pain?

What is chest burning pain?

? Reflux: When you take Ibuprofen and has chest pain or burning around lower chest, its usually due gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Due to excessive acid production. If you stop Ibuprofen and take anti acid treatment it should get better, if does not then you need to seek help. ...Read more

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What's causing mid-chest burning pain-- heart?

What's causing mid-chest burning pain-- heart?

Yes, or: Esophageal reflux, or gastritis. If it worsens during breathing then it could be due to respiratory problem. Call your doctor. If you don't have one and it's new or not improving, go to the ed. ...Read more

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Chest burning pain. ...Burning throat....Ear pain?

Chest burning pain. ...Burning throat....Ear pain?

GERD: . You choices are nexium, aciphex, (rabeprazole) Prevacid and protonix, all by prescription. Consider a GI or earnosethroat evaluation. ...Read more

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Left chest burning pain with fatique and pain down below left arm?

Dr. Attention ASAP: You need to seek medical attention asap. Your symptoms as described may be heart related and that is the most important thing to rule out. The computer is certainly not the arena for asking about chest pain, as it could be too long before you get a response. Seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause? Hist:htn pcos

Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause? Hist:htn pcos

See doctor: Hard to say what this is as yet although such symptoms do require further investigation. Htn in 17 yo should be investigated to rule out secondary causes of HTN (like renovascular causes, hormonal causes). Pcos pts have a high incidence of Insulin resistance and increased risk for CAD due to a constellation of atherosclerotic risk factors. Check echo, consider pericardial disease, dvt, etc. ...Read more

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3 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) generic. Having chest burning pain with heartburn. Went er. Told EKG changed. Did blood test. Doc said heart is fine. I am worried?

3 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) generic. Having chest burning pain with heartburn. Went er. Told EKG changed. Did blood test. Doc said heart is fine. I am worried?

See ans: If "chest burning pain with heartburn" started after you began Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) this could be some sort of side effect. Discuss lowering dose or alternate med with prescribing doc. If symptoms occurred before Zoloft (sertraline) generic, see your pcp to get checked for medical cause of heartburn. Doctor sent you home from ER reviewing your most recent EKG plus blood work. That's good news. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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26, overweight with left-side chest & burning pain & breast sore for 4 months. Palpalations almost everyday/all day. EKG, stress test, blood (troponin I <0.02) and ultrasound normal. How likely am I to have MVP or Mitral Stenosis? I have bad Gerd.

26, overweight with left-side chest & burning pain & breast sore for 4 months. Palpalations almost everyday/all day. EKG, stress test, blood (troponin I <0.02) and ultrasound normal. How likely am I to have MVP or Mitral Stenosis? I have bad Gerd.

Stomach or heart: Valvular heart disease, although possible, is less likely unless other symptoms appear. Seems most cardiac tests have been done to rule in heart problems. To evaluate for valve problems, one would check an echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart). Are you compliant with your GERD medications? If so, speak with your gastroenterologist for alternative therapy or even titration of your current meds ...Read more

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What medications should be given to the patient who is having BP in range of 150-180mmhg has a complaint of burning sensation in chest?

What medications should be given to the patient who is having BP in range of 150-180mmhg has a complaint of burning sensation in chest?

Blood pressure: A patient with hypertension should be their physician, get appropriate evaluation and if chest symptom for that also. Then appropriate treatment recommended by the examining/treating physician should be followed. ...Read more

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My mom aged 60 is having burning sensation in chest for last two days. Help me understand possible reasons?

My mom aged 60 is having burning sensation in chest for last two days. Help me understand possible reasons?

Depends: If her burning occurs primarily during exertion, her heart may be the culprit. If it occurs at rest, especially at night, improved with eating food, improved by belching, possibly associated with nausea, it's more likely to be acid reflux disease, gastritis, or an ulcer in her stomach or duodenum. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in chest, neck, shoulders, and jaw for 4 hours. What could it be?

Burning sensation in chest, neck, shoulders, and jaw for 4 hours. What could it be?

Irritated nerve.: Burning is a sign of something irritating a nerve. In your case, it is affecting multiple nerves, we callthis mononeuritis multiplex. I would see you around was just coming for a good evaluation. I feel that this is usually do to a virus. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a hietus hernia, lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest, being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hi, I have a hietus hernia, lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest, being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hiatal hernia: Small hernias are not to worry about. Your symptoms could be related to reflux disease, which is typically easily controlled with a variety of anti-acid medications. Large hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias, can also cause problems such as pain, difficulty eating, anemia, and bloating. Best to see your primary care provider for a proper eval. Take some tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids in the meantime. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Doesn't feel like tightness. More like a burning sensation in chest. Is that from the blood clots?

Doesn't feel like tightness. More like a burning sensation in chest. Is that from the blood clots?

Unclear question: If you mean pulmonary emboli, that is unlikely from your description of the symptoms.
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Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Intercostal neuralgi: Sounds from the information you give that you may have what is commonly called a "pinched nerve) in your dorsal (back) vertebrae. May have been caused by coughing really hard. Also to be considered is a lung infection. Please see your family physician as you may need a chest x-ray. If normal I would also suggest seeing an osteopathic physician for manipulation of your back. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more