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Could A Severe Cough Hurt Your Lungs
Inflammation...: A persistent cough will maintain some inflammation in the airways which can cause bronchospasm and continued cough. This is the reason for a cough to remain even after a bronchitis infection has resolved. The treatment often includes a steroid inhaler to decrease the inflammation as well as a bronchodilator inhaler to relieve bronchospasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
If i have a very severe cough that takes like 10 minutes to clear phlegm that im pretty sure is from my lungs does that mean i could have bronchitis?
I ve bronciectasis +ve severe cough, shd i b using antibiotic on long term basis
2 -broncio exercises don't help much any other way 2 keeep lungs clear?
I have COPD and had mersa in both lungs 10/03/11. I have not been sick since , however i work in a pharmacy and have developed a severe cough . I puke.?
Have had severe cough for 5 weeks, d-dimer very elevated last week , but lung scan showed clot unlikely. Now extreme fatigue, achy, rapid hr.
Falling apart:): Your symptoms present all kinds of possibilities; thyroid problems, anemia, too many to narrow down with a few lines of text. Suffice it to say you should stop in to see your doctor. Get examined. Have some blood work done. He/she will have a much better chance to sort it out for you. ...Read more
I have headaches, severe cough and recent muscle cramps and loss of muscle control. I have had test done and no abnormalities appeared on an MRI and nothing wrong with my lungs in an x-ray. I have not been to a doctor since the muscle cramps started. I ha
Your : Your symptoms are very concerning and you need a complete medical evaluation. I am particularly concerned about the new symptom of muscle cramping and loss of hand control. I am glad you had an MRI and x-rays, but with your persistent symptoms of headache, cough, and now muscle cramps, you need a complete and thorough medical evaluation. It may help to write down your symptoms prior to visiting your doctor so that you can explain them completely. ...Read more
My mom age 60yrs had severe cough with expectorant since 6yrs , CT lungs shows small calification nodule in sub pleural region in rt basal lung?
Calcified: Th cough and the nodule may not be related. A calcified nodule is frequently benign. If it is the only abnormality on scan, commonly recommended is another scan 3-6 months later to be certain it's not growing. If no growth in 3-6 months, another scan at 1 year might be suggested. ...Read more
I was wondering what this God awful itch is in the inside of my chest. I have a severe cough too and didn't know if they were connected. Please help. ?
Diagnosed with strep this week Tuesday. Researched and I think it's bronchitis. Severe cough with chest and back pains . Am I allowed to go to work?
Mgt: Please stay well hydrated, rest and monitor your temperature. You should feel better in a few days, and if there is no fever nor any breathing difficulty, maybe you can return to work. I assume you are on antibiotic treatment now. If your cough is severe and not improving or associated with breathing difficulty, then an ED visit is indicated. They will most likely order a chest radiograph. ...Read more
Possibilities...: This could be due to bronchospasm and inflammation that is unresolved from your recent infection. If so, a bronchodilator inhaler as well as a steroid inhaler would help the situation to resolve. Your doctor can make this diagnosis and prescribe this treatment. This is the most likely explanation but other possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a severe cough that has persisted for 3 weeks now, i cough up flem and it's hurting my chest, i can't go more then 2 minutes with needed to?
Go to doctor: What we can tell you here is not enough for diagnosis and treatment. It seems you really have something going on needing more involved examinations and work up such as an xr and perhaps the need for antibiotics or lung treatments such as bronchodilator or even steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe cough, my chest xray revieled bilateral accentuated broncho vascular markings with peribronchial thickening and BV thikening?
Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?
Had bronchitis 3 times past 2 months, the third time meds didnt help and feel a lot worse, severe cough with phlegm day+night, pain in middle of chest between breasts, cant breath properly, bad lower back pain, headaches, could it be more serious?
Bronchitis : You need to see your physician again as the antibiotics you had appear to be ineffective ...Read more
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
I have a severe cough with foamy pink vomit no fever that I have caught and no chest pain but tightness when I breath in very deeply ?
Chest xray: You should be seen by your doctor and receive a chest X-ray. ...Read more
Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?
Cough: It is time to go and be evaluated. With all the coughing you have likely strained some muscles but it could be pain from the lung lining as well. ...Read more
I've had a cold for 3 days, this morning developed bad cough, chest, back and shoulders hurt severely when I cough and pain lingers for awhile. ?
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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