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I would like to know if a common cold give a little chest pain?

I would like to know if a common cold give a little chest pain?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a cold that gets into the lungs to cause some chest discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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Chest pain with common cold? No fever, no real malaise. Reason to worry?

Chest pain with common cold? No fever, no real malaise. Reason to worry?

Chest pain: Unexplained chest pain should always be a concern and you should check with your doctor, concerning these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 2 weeks.No common cold.Mucous is thin. Today experiencing chest pain on left side.Bronchitis or pnemonia?No fever

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing persistently can result in musculoskeletal chest discomfort due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, bone bruise or even fracture. This pain will resolve once the cough resolves. Without fever or discolored sputum, the cough is unlikely to be due to infection. Bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these is more likely. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

I have cold symptoms of sore throat, mild cough with clear mucus, & runny nose. Also have upper chest pain and threw up mostly mucus last night??

Cold symptoms: Try NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for pain and fever, decongestant with guaifenesin decongestant like mucinex and cough suppressant like dextromethorphan if needed. Hot shower, sleep with head elevated, vitamin c, hydration and soothing beverages helpful. If pain or fever and symptoms persist 10 days or green/yellow secretions and fever see doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is a viral URI contagious?

How long is a viral URI contagious?

Several weeks: In a healthy 48 year old, your immune system should eradicate a viral upper respiratory tract infection in about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

"Pleurisy"?: If getting over a respiratory infection, it may be pain from inflammation/irritation of the lining of the lungs--the pleura. This can cause sharp pains w/movements, cough, etc. Should resolve in 3-5 days if correct, and advil or aleve (naproxen) should help w/the pain in meantime. If any new symptoms, go to urgent care for chest xray & exam. ...Read more

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Got a chesty cough, slightly breathless. No chest pain and no cold symptoms. Could it have something to do with the mould in my house?

Yes: Mold is dangerous. You should have a professional remove it asap. (if you rent, your landlord is responsible). Your cigarette smoking is almost certain to be contributing to your symptoms. Get rid of cigs. And mold. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've been having cold symptoms with a sporadic throat to chest pain. What can I take for these symptoms?

I've been having cold symptoms with a sporadic throat to chest pain. What can I take for these symptoms?

Cold symptoms: For your running nose and your post nasal drip you can use saline nose drops. Keep a vaporizer on at night and take an expectorant in the form of a cough medicine.If your throat hurts a lot you can gargle with a variety of things such as salt water, mouth wash, etc. Popsicles can also help. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more