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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Find it a hard time to take a deep breath and when I do take one i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out. What could it be?

Find it a hard time to take a deep breath and when I do take one i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out. What could it be?

Respiratory issues: Difficulty breathing on exhalation with mucus production is commonly seen in asthma. Difficulty breathing on inspiration with a cough is commonly seen with vocal cord dysfunction. Some people have both. A physician can perform spirometry (lung function test) to assess and provide recommendations for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Boyfriend sick with cough for a day, having difficult time breathing.Says left side of his chest hurts all the time but more when deep breaths.advice?

Boyfriend sick with cough for a day, having difficult time breathing.Says left side of his chest hurts all the time but more when deep breaths.advice?

R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral.They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID(indocin) if it persists a course of prednisone may be needed. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FOR EKG/CXR & LABS. ...Read more

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Have a cold 3 times in 3 mos, nonstop. Start w/swol tonsils, then deep chest cough. As soon as it gets better starts again. Go to the dr or wait?.

Have a cold  3 times in 3 mos, nonstop.  Start w/swol tonsils, then deep chest cough.  As soon as it gets better starts again.  Go to the dr or wait?.

See the doctor: You need to provide a full history, undergo a physical exam and perhaps some imaging and labs. This is not normal. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Hello, i find it a hard time to take a deep breathe and when I do take a deep breath i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out ?

Hello, i find it a hard time to take a deep breathe and when I do take a deep breath i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out ?

Short of breath: Do you have asthma? How long have you been feeling short of breath? This could be a few different things, you could have allergies, sinus infection, asthma to name a few. Try some over the counter allergy medcation and if that doesnt alleviate your symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal that i cough all the time I have asthma i take advair daily and emergency inhaler when needed it gets really deep at night when i laydown?

Is it normal that i cough all the time I have asthma i take advair daily and emergency inhaler when needed it gets really deep at night when i laydown?

Go back to MD: There are reasons for cough in people with asthma such as allergies, cold and postnasal drip which may be what you have, that is coughing more when you lay down. On the other hand uncontrolled asthma can cause cough, wheezing and sob. Bo back to your doctor for reevaluation as you may need other medicines and systemic steroid if needed. ...Read more

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Deep cough burning in lungs. Producing some phlegm ? Doesn't burn all the time?

Deep cough  burning in lungs.  Producing some phlegm ?  Doesn't burn all the time?

Bronchitis: Sounds like bronchitis. You should quit smoking. Also, you will need a physical exam to make sure there is nothing else going on. Your doc then should discuss potential treatment options for you. ...Read more