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Dry Cough And Pain In Trachea
Phlegm taste in mouth and breath.
Pain in sternum.
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat.
Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
Possibilities...: If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort. This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause. ...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?
Multiple causes: 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
Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?
Viral illness: Hydrate yourself well . Treat the symptoms with OTC medications. Rest , take a lot of vitamin C and Zinc , hydrate more .use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to treat body ache, headache , or low grade fever. Not better or start having chills or high fever see your PCP or go to urgent care ...Read more
I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?
HealthTap Prime...: If you connect with one of the HealthTap physicians in your area, you can discuss this in some detail over HealthTap Prime or through the Concierge service. A severe sore throat with trouble swallowing and fever should have abscess of tonsils or strep throat ruled out. Abscess tends to be pain and swelling more on one side. Antibiotics may be needed in your case, but this could also be viral. ...Read more
2 months rt side headache. Dry cough, excess mucus in nose.Lump in throat feeling that can't clear. Ear pain and crackling when swallow. What is it ?
Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I have mid back lung cramping. Some mild pain when inhaleing and exhaling. With dry non productive cough.
I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.
I'm experiencing soreness and tightness in my lower throat,back of neck and upper chest. No cough and am breathing fine. Not reflux?
More info needed.: Does the throat soreness and tightness occur with swallowing. Does this and the upper chest tightness occur with exercise or stress. Are the symptoms continuous or intermittent. What is your age. Do the symptoms occur at night when you are laying down. Are they associated with eating, or with specific foods. How long has this been going on? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
Chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath(during and after coughing "fits" along with near vomitting) no colds or infections in 6+ mths. ?
Progression in the past 6 days of cough from dry croup-like to hoarse deep phlegmy. More frequent now.
Worsening Cough...: Cough can be due to a number of conditions. A common cold or upper respiratory tract infection is probably the most likely cause, but poorly controlled allergies, asthma, and/or GERD can also cause issues with persistent cough. Try symptomatic management. See your primary doctor for further workup if persists. Might require a chest x-ray if symptoms concerning for pneumonia. ...Read more
Woke up to terrible burning in chest between breasts, dry cough, feeling of bubbles in the throat. What causes this?
Acid reflux: Sounds like acid reflux also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD. This is very common but can cause damage to the esophagus over time. There are now many over the counter meds available for this and sleeping with your head raised can help. If it persists though, you need to see a doctor, your PCP or a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers