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Deep Rattling Chest Cough
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
Likely bronchitis...: Your symptoms sound like acute bronchitis. If there is no significant fever, it is likely due to a virus so antibiotics are ineffective. This could also be the flu, which is also due to a virus. Trestment is aimed at relieving symptoms while the virus runs its course in a few days. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or you experience shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum
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
Chesty Cough, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, gone off food, small temps, Wheezing, (I'm asthmatic) Tightness in chest... Please help?
Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?
Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc. ...Read more
Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?
Cough: A cough can be one of the most perplexing and elusive of symptoms to pin down. From what you have said an allergy, bronchitis, sinusitis, medication effect, chemical exposure, asthma, reflux, among others may be possible. You will need to see a doctor with some skill in the area of cough and be willing to possibly devote some time to getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
Pleurisy: The classic case of pain in your chest on taking a deep breath is "pleurisy, " also known as "the devil's grip." it is usually the result of a cold in which the presumed virus causes inflammation of the lining of the lung so that when you take a deep breath, this raw and inflamed surface rubs against the inside chest wall, and causes pain. The onset is abrupt and usually resolves in 2-3 days. ...Read more