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Dry cough jaw hurts can't sleep. Now going on 1 week. ?

Dry cough jaw hurts  can't sleep. Now going on 1 week.  ?

Possibilities...: Without a fever, this could be due to acute bronchitis of viral origin. If so, it will run its course. Another possibillity is allergy. If you are smoking, you need to quit. See your doctor for disgnosis and treatment. The jaw discomfort is probably due to musculoskeletal etiology due to cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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I had a bad dry cough. now the back of my neck hurts so bad i cant sleep and hurts to swallow. should i go to md or chiropractor?

I had a bad dry cough. now the back of my neck hurts so bad i cant sleep and hurts to swallow. should i go to md or chiropractor?

Strained muscle: from the bad cough could explain the neck pain. Bed rest for a couple of days, hydration, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice packs may help. If not better in 2 days, please make that appointment. Get well soon. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing shortness of breath, a shallow dry cough, insomnia (or inconsistent sleep). I took my temp tonight and it was 101.7.Whats wro?

I've been experiencing shortness of breath, a shallow dry cough, insomnia (or inconsistent sleep).  I took my temp tonight and it was 101.7.Whats wro?

An infection: You should be evaluated by a medical professional asap. Elevated temperatures are concerning for an infectious illness; such as a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts badly...close to my ears! i cant chew well and couldnt sleep last night because of the pains. what could be the cause?

My jaw hurts badly...close to my ears! i cant chew well and couldnt sleep last night because of the pains. what could be the cause?

TMD\TMJ possibly: Although there could be other causes or more cause than one, what you describe sounds like Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the pain is emanating from your jaw joint(s). This will need to be evaluated by a local dentist. ...Read more

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Has been coughing non stop for a week and it was mucus before now it dry cough.now every single half a min non stop, sleeping is worse he cough a lot?

Has been coughing non stop for a week and it was mucus before now it dry cough.now every single half a min non stop, sleeping is worse he cough a lot?

Need someone to: examine your lungs for bronchitis. The weather is slowly changing and in lots of places the allergies have started. People develop cough at times when they have allergies and it starts either affecting their lungs or sinuses resulting in fluid dripping on the back of their throat. You can try over the counter Loratidine 10 mg tab for a few days, but it would be better if you let a doctor examine. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a dry cough for a few days now, it is so bad, its disrupting her sleep at night and nap time. Allergies? Any suggestions for meds?

My 2 year old has a dry cough for a few days now, it is so bad, its disrupting her sleep at night and nap time. Allergies? Any suggestions for meds?

Possible croup: By far most coughs in 2 year olds are simple viral infections that do not need any medication. If the cough sounds like a barking seal or dog then it may be croup which is a special viral infection in the vocal chords and is treated by your doctor with steriods. If he has a fever then you also might consider pneumonia. ...Read more

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7 yr old son, dry cough, says his chest hurts when he coughs, no fever, been sleeping and not eating?

7 yr old son, dry cough, says his chest hurts when he coughs, no fever, been sleeping and not eating?

Chest is : Hurting from coughing too much.Try to give him plenty of fluids and an expectorant to help loosen up the cough. If he has asthma, he needs to take his medications as prescribed. Once he feels better, he should start eating. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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