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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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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 have been taking Tamiflu for the last 4 days but now I have an incessant dry cough that just doesn't let up. Not very productive but cant sleep well?

I have been taking Tamiflu for the last 4 days but now I have an incessant dry cough that just doesn't let up. Not very productive but cant sleep well?

Doesn't seem serious: This does not appear to be serious. In fact, this is likely an expected symptom of a resolving flu-like illness. This apparently started very recently, and is your body's way of clearing mucus out of your chest. It should resolve in a few days, but if it gives you too much discomfort, some simple cough medicine should help. You could also see your Dr. If it is still an issue. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Have a dry cough and head pain\discomfort as if a band is around my head for about 5 weeks not severe but mild, struggle too sleep and worried?

Few possibilities: dry cough could be silent acid reflux coming from stomach. Acid can place pressure on the sinuses and other areas in the mouth-nose area. Dry cough also caused by medication called ACE inhibitors-lisinopril/quinapril/-if ur Blood oressure is too high or too low it can cause headaches. And finally post nasal drip from congested sinuses can also cause some the symptoms ur having. See Doc for work up ...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 couldn't 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 couldn't 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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Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Comments: Would suggest you likely have either an upper respiratory tract infection or asthma, and this could readily be controlled. The cough probably exacerbates the neck which triggers the headaches. All of this could readily be addressed by your regular doctor. ...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

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I have had a cough for almost two months now. Now with the cough my jaw hurts & im coughing up phlegm & stomach acid. My sinuses are also very conjest?

I have had a cough for almost two months now. Now with the cough my jaw hurts & im coughing up phlegm & stomach acid. My sinuses are also very conjest?

Two weeks: If your infection has not resolved in two weeks, then you should go visit a doc. I had a coworker have sinus infection and he ended up in icu. ...Read more

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I've had the flu bronchitis for about a week, insomnia, and now near the end of the flu, I have a dry cough, and sometimes I feel like I can't cough, spasms like. What can I do for the insomnia?

I've had the flu bronchitis for about a week, insomnia, and now near the end of the flu, I have a dry cough, and sometimes I feel like I can't cough, spasms like. What can I do for the insomnia?

Talk with your MD: Please talk to your doctor about this. Tessalon perlles or Codeine are sometimes used to help with severe night time coughing that keeps your awake. ...Read more

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From last week I have fever and dry cough now fever is fine but I still have have too much dry cough it's hurting head too when I m doing cough?

From last week I have fever and dry cough now fever is fine but I still have have too much dry cough it's hurting head too when I m doing cough?

Cough: Cough is the most lingering symptom of any cold. It will get better even if you don't do anything (like I do), but it may take a while. Turning it into wet cough would feel better. For that, use a humidifier. Cough drops, dark honey and pelargonium (herbal) have been shown to be effective. Of meds, I like thessalon perles and dextrametorphan. ...Read more

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My mother was suffering from dry cough few day back.........the cough is treated but now she gets attack of cough with breathlesness when bow her head?

My mother was suffering from dry cough few day back.........the cough is treated but now she gets attack of cough with breathlesness when bow her head?

Impingement?: A cough and shortness of breath when one flexes their neck suggests that there is irritation of the larynx and possibly impingement of it. You need to see your PCP for evaluation with imaging of the upper respiratory tree and the neck. There could be a mass or swelling in the neck that could cause this. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?

Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?

Red?: What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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A bit sick. Somewhat irritated scratchy throat. My head hurt when I bend my head toward ground. Dry cough. Slight pain where scapula is? Not strep.

A bit sick. Somewhat irritated scratchy throat. My head hurt when I bend my head toward ground. Dry cough. Slight pain where scapula is? Not strep.

Viral: If you have had a throat swab and it was negative for both the quick id and throw culture then this is most likely a viral illness. It even could be the flu. ...Read more

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Started with a racing heart feeling & slight panic w/fatigue. Now have discomfort in left arm like I slept on it & feeling of blood rushing to head & ears feel muffled at times. Got a dry cough. BP 105/70 resting HR 83 & 113/65 standing w/HR 99bpm?

Started with a racing heart feeling & slight panic w/fatigue. Now have discomfort in left arm like I slept on it & feeling of blood rushing to head & ears feel muffled at times. Got a dry cough. BP 105/70 resting HR 83 & 113/65 standing w/HR 99bpm?

Racing heart/panic: With the limited information available, a lot could be done to figure out the root cause of your problem. Thyroid comes to mind. May want to get checked out for prolapse of the mitral valve as well. A thorough history and physical and, in the correct context, some basic blood work and imaging studies should be revealing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fever 101.2 feeling exhausted head hurts, dry cough for 2 days but mucus is stuck in lungs. Nose and throat are ok. Pneumonia Or flu?

Fever 101.2 feeling exhausted head hurts, dry cough for 2 days but mucus is stuck in lungs. Nose and throat are ok. Pneumonia Or flu?

Hard to say; get see: A fever of 101.2 deg F is significant & not low-grade (100.4 deg F) so a bacterial infection is definitely possible. Detecting it, tho, is tricky as u will require blood tests & timed blood cultures when ur temp goes that high. Pneumonia just means infx of lungs, not specified as to bacteria or viral. U can get secondary infections of bacteria after lungs weakened by flu virus. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Had a dry cough for bout a week. Not cold or allergy. Post nasal drip & cough worse in AM. Could it be from sleeping w/fans in room or AC @work?

Had a dry cough for bout a week. Not cold or allergy. Post nasal drip & cough worse in AM. Could it be from sleeping w/fans in room or AC @work?

Inflamed airways: Both upper, nasal passages/sinuses, and lower, bronchi, giving you these symptoms. Need to see your doctor / allergist, yes you can have allergies manifesting this way. Meanwhile, use saline nasal washes. Fans in the room /AC @ work won't cause it, but just trigger the symptoms. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a terrible dry cough that stops me from having a restful sleep. I have had it for over a week and a half. My nose is blocked most of the night?

I have a terrible dry cough that stops me from having a restful sleep. I have had it for over a week and a half. My nose is blocked most of the night?

Try a decongestant: It can be quite common to have a post-nasal drip which causes a dry persistent cough (sometimes it can be productive also) which is very irritating. This is caused by mucous dripping down the back of the throat and irritating the vocal cords. It is often worse at night. Try a nasal decongestant for a few days and then if no better make an appointment to see your GP. ...Read more

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My son had a cold for a week and he got over that but know has a very dry cough he can't sleep what can he takes and also should we trea as allergy?

My son had a cold for a week and he got over that but know has a very dry cough he can't sleep what can he takes and also should we trea as allergy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a great sleep aid and can also help with allergies. Dosage really dempends on age and weight. If your child is very young, you should talk with your doctor for the correct dosage. ...Read more

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I have HIV negtive results after 4, 9 and 12 weeks. I have white toung make me thirsty? Dry cough and dry hand. Burning feet and hand when sleep.

I have HIV negtive results after 4, 9 and 12 weeks. I have white toung make me thirsty? Dry cough and dry hand. Burning feet and hand when sleep.

Not HIV: You are not HIV+ so that isn't it. Even if you did contract HIV today it could take years for your symptoms to develop. So all these unrelated symptoms are something else. See your doctor. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more