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Hi. Im 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like i need to catch my breath. Ive tried advil, mucinex, therafl

Hi. Im 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like i need to catch my breath. Ive tried advil, mucinex, therafl

Allergies/asthma: The symptoms you describe sound like they might be caused by allergies to something in your indoor or outdoor environment (pollens, dust, grass, pet fur/dander, etc). You might also have some reactive airway disease exacerbated by the same. Examine your environment for potential allergens and try to eliminate exposure to them. If this does not resolve, seek further medical evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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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My back and my chest and stomach hurts of a dry itchy throat and cough I have. What can I take?

My back and my chest and stomach hurts of a dry itchy throat and cough I have. What can I take?

Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have a bronchitis. Most of the time it is viral but if persistent for several days and with fever you should see your pcp or urgent care to be evaluated and perhaps needing an antibiotic. You can try some otc cough medications initially. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and i urine on my self?

I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and i urine on my self?

See your doc: Sounds like you are over a cold but the cough remains. Coughing hard often can cause women to leak a little urine when coughing. This should stop when the cough goes away. If you are coughing up phlegm, are short of breath or just not getting better, see your doctor. You may have bronchitis and require an antibiotic prescription to recover more quickly. ...Read more

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I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

Possibly: It's difficult to say as dry cough could mean you are getting better. If there is no fever, shortness of breath, chest pain you can wait but perhaps a check up with your doctor is indicated ? ...Read more

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I cough a lot and my eyes get super itchy. When I cough, my chest feels tingly too. What could it be?

I cough a lot and my eyes get super itchy. When I cough, my chest feels tingly too. What could it be?

Eye Itch: The combination of cough and eye itching may signal some sort of allergic response. Go to your primary doctor to be checked for asthma and seasonal or chronic allergies. Itchy eyes are often a symptom of allergic conjunctivitis which may be treated with Pataday or zaditor, (ketotifen) or of blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids and lashes, which is treated with lid scrubs, compresses, and antibiotic. ...Read more

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My chest and throat feel itchy almost painful. And I have a bad cough what could this be?

My chest and throat feel itchy almost painful. And I have a bad cough what could this be?

Throat and chest: Frequently, itching is a symptom of an allergy. Post nasal drip from the nose or sinuses can lead to irritated throat and cough. Asthma can present as a recurrent cough and asthma is frequently associated with allergies. An evaluation could include lung function testing, allergy testing and possibly sinus ct scan. ...Read more

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Itchy throat chest congestion cough what is it?

Itchy throat chest congestion cough what is it?

How long?: Itching is often associated with allergy. If you have had these symptoms for more than 2 weeks or they have been recurring, they are likely from allergies. Consult an allergist to find out what may be ailing you and whether you may have asthma as well. If there is a family history of allergies, then your chances of having allergies get much higher. ...Read more

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