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Dry Cough And Pain In Trachea
Night time dry cough w/ sensation of slight itchiness in trachea. Fine during daytime- but when I pinch trachea, pronounced sensation of itch + 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
Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough. Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.
Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea. Whose area is this — ENT or respirology/pulmonology?
Both: I would first start with your primary care doctor. The cough could be a blood pressure pill, asthma, allergies, Whooping Cough, tracheal problems, etc. An ENT can scope your trachea whereas a pulmonologist can do this and look further down the trachea to the bronchial tree as well as perform pulmonary function studies. A chest X-Ray and even a Cat Scan can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more
I have severe dry cough that's even triggered by breathing deeply. Had a strep throat recently. I can feel irritation in my trachea, wht shud I take?
My entire back hurts it's driving me crazy. Can it be spasms also a bit of dry cough and pain near where I use to have my GB. Pls help I'm scared?
It could be: Spasms, or it could be a kidney stone. See a Dr for this. ...Read more
I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?
These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions.
If you are having difficulty breathing, a physician appt is advised.
The possible associated conditions include asthma, reflux with aspiration and pleural irritation.
Avoid smoke and a virtual follow up appt available. . ...Read more
I have a very strong and sharp pain on my right shoulder blades and a dry cough and pain on my troat some nausea comes along a times may you help me?
See a doctor: More history and a good exam are necessary. Would need to know if this is musculoskeletal and you have separate cause for the sore throat and the cough. Do you have fever, to what have you been exposed? Sounds like you might have a flu-like illness, but could be a lot of other things. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?
Cold? Flu?: These symptoms are typical for a common cold with bronchitis, or perhaps influenza (except it's the wrong time of year for the flu). If you have fever or otherwise concerned, or if the symptoms don't clear up in a few days, or if you just remain concerned, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of diagnoses. Since all of these have different treatments, it is important that your doctor evaluates you so the diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit. You doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
Upper air cough: It is likely that you are having upper airway cough syndrome, formerly named postnasal drip. Some mucus being produced in back of nose tickling the throat which triggers your cough. If this is a recurrent problem, a reactive-airway disease (asthma-like) is possible. Try some otc antihistamine and delsym (dextromethorphan) for few days. If no improvement, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Mucus; cough: Drink plenty of fluids to loosen mucus; use saline nasal spray &/or gargle with warm salt water to clear secretions. Many otc products like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help. If develop purulent phlegm, raw/sore throat, fever, sinus pain/pressure, see doc for further evaluation & treatment. Humidifier can help add moisture to dry indoor environments. ...Read more
Wheezing: Possibly. The best thing to do is go to the doctor and be tested/ treated. All that wheezes is not asthma but wheezing and cough are common symptoms in people who do have asthma. Asthma should not be life threatening but when left untreated it can be. Make your appointment asap. ...Read more
See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, I'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read more
See a doctor: This could be a problem from an infectious or toxic exposure. You should report the problem to your work safety officer and get evaluated by an occupational physician. ...Read more
Highly educated: You want to see a high educated lung doc asap. ...Read more
Recommend : A visit to the pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›