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I cough every time I get out of the shower. Could something be wrong?

I cough every time I get out of the shower. Could something be wrong?

Cough + Humidity: Could be nothing, as the other doctor noted, but it could also be the first sign of asthma. Cough with humidity is a classic symptom we see. If it persists I would see an asthma specialist for very simple testing to determine if it is asthma since 5k die and 500k are hospitalized yearly due to asthma. ...Read more

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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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Fx rib yrs ago NOW every time I get cough etc it flares, hurts, hard to deep breathe for wks! Is that a muscle or cartilage? I do have MG & osteoporosis

Fx rib yrs ago NOW every time I get cough etc it flares, hurts, hard to deep breathe for wks! Is that a muscle or cartilage? I do have MG & osteoporosis

Possible fibrous --: -union. Or non union of the fracture. Or can be costochrondritis (sp). This is where the bone of the ribs connects to the cartilage of the rib cage that is attached to the sternum. To be sure, you can start with your PCP & get referred if needed. ...Read more

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How come every time I cough I get a sharp pain inside my ribs?

How come every time I cough I get a sharp pain inside my ribs?

Musculoskeletal...: This sounds like musculoskeletal pain. Possible causes include muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or a rib bruise or even fracture. Any of these can occur with coughing. The good news is, no matter which of these is the culprit, the pain will resolve over time once the cough resolves. See your doctor if the pain does not resolve or if it worsens. ...Read more

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I get little swelling every time I cough right below my waist line what is this?

I get little swelling every time I cough right below my waist line what is this?

Hernia?: Abdominal pressure with cough sometimes causes a hernia to enlarge. Need examination to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a terrible cold that's going around and every time I cough I get a sharp pain in my left shoulder. I've never had an injury to it or anything.?

See your doctor: The pain could be a musculoskeletal strain from your recurrent coughing but it also could be from pneumonia in that area of your lung near the area that is hurting. You should go in for an evaluation. You might need a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia or other cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Throught is really painful, blocked ears and every time I swallow I feel pressure on my ears, I don't have a cold or a cough... What could be wrong?

Throught is really painful, blocked ears and every time I swallow I feel pressure on my ears, I don't have a cold or a cough... What could be wrong?

Those darn...: Eustachian tubes! Sounds like you may have Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) They are tunnels that connect each inner ear to the back of your throat. They can get inflamed/painful w/ viral/bacterial infections, as well as just w/ allergies. If they get swollen enough, they can close, so that fluid from your inner ear can't drain well. Talk to doc about decongestant pseudoephedrine & montelukast. ...Read more

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I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?

I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?

Mgt: I would suggest that you see a pulmonary specialist. Some tests that may be ordered include pulmonary function testing, chest imaging and a TB test. Avoid all smoke whenever possible. ...Read more

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I have a really dry shallow cough and I get a sharp pain by my heart every time I cough or exhale?

I have a really dry shallow cough and I get a sharp pain by my heart every time I cough or exhale?

Rib pain: Reproducible chest wall pain while coughing and chest wall movement is most likely from the ribs and intercostal muscles between the ribs. Try Naproxen, and if not improving get an alignment from a chiropractor or osteopath. ...Read more

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I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?

I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?

Excessive Coughing: Bronchitis leads to heavy cougs to loosen the build up in the bronchial tubes. This can strain the muscles of the chest, abdomen and back and just like over-exercising any muscle, these muscles become sore. It is intense coughing often for many weeks (My recent run was 10 weeks). OTC Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help improve the results of cough & decrease need to cough since each cough is more effective. ...Read more

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Every time I play a sports game such as basketball, I get this nasty cough after I stop playing. Why is that?

Every time I play a sports game such as basketball, I get this nasty cough after I stop playing. Why is that?

Possible EIB: Exercise induced bronchospasm, or exercise induced asthma, might cause a cough after exercise, particularly if your cough worsens for 5-10 minutes after you stop. Ask your doctor about a trial of albuterol or about doing exercise challenge testing. ...Read more

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Yeah, I just recently developed a bad cough and every time I cough my neck and chin get really itchy and I don't know why. Help please.

Yeah, I just recently developed a bad cough and every time I cough my neck and chin get really itchy and I don't know why. Help please.

Nerve: The irritation of the nerve that lies in your bronchial tubes is transmitted through the other nerves reaching the ones that supply your chin and your neck. This the principle that lies in the theory of treating cough by stimulating the skin nerves with Vicks rub or like substances. The impulse from the skin nerves is transmitted through nerve conduits to the ones that supply bronchi. ...Read more

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Had Csection 7&10 years ago. For last few days every time I cough I get a deep pain under the scar. So bad I have to apply pressure before coughing?

Had Csection 7&10 years ago. For last few days every time I cough I get a deep pain under the scar. So bad I have to apply pressure before coughing?

Pain: If you have a forceful cough, you may have strained a muscle in that area. Watch for any signs of swelling that may indicate a rupture or a hernia. If it continues, have your doctor exam the area. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get dizzy every time you sneeze, cough, run, even when your sitting down?

Many possible causes: This could mean several things. Feeling dizzy or getting a headache after coughing, sneezing, bending forward or even exercise can be seen with several conditions that increase intracranial pressure (pressure inside the brain) or with chronic sinus disease. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more