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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

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

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Can I put neosporin on an incision? Every time I cough sneeze get up or down it feels like it is ripping apart there are stiches n steristrip covering

Can I put neosporin on an incision? Every time I cough sneeze get up or down it feels like it is ripping apart there are stiches n steristrip covering

Neosporin no: I would not use neosporin on the wound since many people are allergic to it. Did your doctor tell you to put anything on the wound? I would ask your doctor. When you cough or sneeze hold your hand against the wound and then it will hurt less. ...Read more

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So I was sick for a couple days and I stopped but I had a cough but like 4 days ago I had problems breathing and every time I cough or drink cold things I loose my breath and my chest get all tight and it takes couple seconds to get my breath back or when

So I was sick for a couple days and I stopped but I had a cough but like 4 days ago I had problems breathing and every time I cough or drink cold things I loose my breath and my chest get all tight and it takes couple seconds to get my breath back or when

Some possible: Things.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there is some irritaiton with any respiratory infection. This leads to increased susceptibility to other inflammation. Basically, it's like asthma but temporary. Singulair (montelukast) often helps the symptoms and speeds healing of inflammation of the respiratory tract.
or asthma/pneumonia/many other possibilities ...Read more

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Every time I cough both my biceps really hurt. When I sneeze it feels as if the inside of my bones are being ripped out. Why do I get these feelings?

Every time I cough both my biceps really hurt. When I sneeze it feels as if the inside of my bones are being ripped out. Why do I get these feelings?

Infection?: Sounds very similar to complaints people have with a viral infection. Joint and muscle aches with coughing or sneezing. Seeing your primary care doctor would be best. ...Read more

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I'm 17 week pregnant having a cold right now. Every time I cough (albeit trying to be as gentle as possible), I get sharp pains in my lower left abdomen where my placenta implants. I feel the same type of pain before I was diagnosed with SCH. Just wonder

I'm 17 week pregnant having a cold right now. Every time I cough (albeit trying to be as gentle as possible), I get sharp pains in my lower left abdomen where my placenta implants. I feel the same type of pain before I was diagnosed with SCH. Just wonder

SubchorionicHematoma: Most patients with a small subchorionic hematoma are asymptomatic. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, premature labor and threatened abortion. Ultrasonography is the preferred method of diagnosis.
It is imperative that your see your OBGYN specialist early this week to get control of the cough with medication that is approved in pregnancy, and have the SCH evaluated again. ...Read more

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Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Unclear: There are many parameters I do not know that would be helpful : how long you have had this cough, are you bending your head below your waist, have you eaten enough food / drank enough fluids, are there other symptoms. The increased pressure within your body during coughing actions can sometimes cause pressure in your head. However you will need an evaluation by a professional to seek more help... ...Read more

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Why is it every time my sinuses get cloged my ear hurts and when I cough the back of my head hurts? What can I do to alliveate the ear pain/pressure?

Why is it every time my sinuses get cloged my ear hurts and when I cough the back of my head hurts? What can I do to alliveate the ear pain/pressure?

Several causes: The ear fullness is either referred from the maxillary sinuses, inflammation of the nasopharynx from the drainage or infection, or swelling of the eustachian tubes. The headache is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). ...Read more

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All of a sudden every time I eat I get phlegm in my throat which is causing me to cough similar to post nasal drip. What can be causing this?

All of a sudden every time I eat I get phlegm in my throat which is causing me to cough similar to post nasal drip. What can be causing this?

Vasomotor: Vasomotor rhinitis is the chronic development of post nasal dripping, nasal congestion, runny nose, or sneezing and can be triggered by many things such as weather changes, chemical irritants, or foods. There are treatments out there, speak with your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more

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I've had a wet cough for a few days now. I cough every time air hits the back of my throat. I get a stuffy nose n dry throat when waking up.?

I've had a wet cough for a few days now. I cough every time air hits the back of my throat. I get a stuffy nose n dry throat when waking up.?

Virus vs allergy/PND: Your symptoms are most likely from a virus which can cause coughing especially in night time cool air. If this is a chronic condition it can sometimes be due to allergies or postnasal drip but less common.
Drink plenty of fluids, try zinc lozenges at outset of discomfort in throat/virus starting. Get plenty of rest. See MD if fever develops or severe sore throat. ...Read more

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Every time I cough I get a sharp pain in my right side from the kidney area, I currently have a chest and throat infection and am on antibiotics.?

X-ray: Please get examined and get a chest x-ray. You must be examined. Chest pain associated with cough, especially right sided, is suggestive of an irritation of the sac around the lungs, the pleura and the condition might be pleuritis or a lung infection. ...Read more

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Should I tell my doctor about this and ask him to get my tonsils removed? Every time I've gotten sick lately, has been in my throat and I cough up these irregular white... Balls? I coughed one up in the middle of my biology class the other day, and my tea

What: What you are describing are tonsilliths. ... These are small stones that can occur in the crypts (pockets) that are located on the surface of your tonsils. Normally, these pockets can fill with dead cells, food particles, and bacteria. The normal body elimination process gets rid of these without much difficulty. When the debris gets clogged up, small white "balls" can form. This would be like a like a pimple forming due to a blocked pore. While these can be expressed manually with a q-tip or in some cases with a water pick, they can become a nuisance. In addition to real bad breath, they can be a source for infection if the pockets can't drain normally. With all this in mind, it would be a good idea to see an ENT doctor to discuss the various options for treatment, one of which would be tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Runny nose, congestion. I get hot and cold flushes, Every time I cough I feel like throwing up and get watery eyes. Bad cough.?

Runny nose, congestion. I get hot and cold flushes, Every time I cough I feel like throwing up and get watery eyes. Bad cough.?

A cold: Sounds like a common cold. Be sure you have enough fluid and electrolyte intake to replenish the amount vomited. Is your whooping cough immunization updated (just in case you have whooping cough)? Consider consulting your doctor if the coughing and vomiting fail to improve in the next 48 hours or worsen at any time. ...Read more

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I cough every time I eat bread or crackers chips ect. I have UC and just turned 40. Could I have Celiac disease?

Possible: Coughing as an allergic reaction to gluten is a rare but reported symptom. So, yes you can possibly have Celiac disease, but it needs a total work-up to be a confirmed diagnosis. I'm unable to guess confidently about what UC means, but if it is uterine cancer - your healthcare ought to be carefully coordinated. Don't self-Dx or make major changes w/o advice and consent from the team. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Keep on coughing up every time after I eat something even though my cough is alot better ive still got it and it is bothering me?

Keep on coughing up every time after I eat something even though my cough is alot better ive still got it and it is bothering me?

GERD: You may have a loose esophageal sphincter andyou're getting gastroesophageal reflux into your trachea You should see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I leak urine every time I cough. Is this normal?

No- but it is common: This is called stress incontinence. Consider having it checked the next time you have a doctor's visit. ...Read more

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Every time I sneeze or cough I feel like I am gona pass out?

Vasovagal: People with high vagal tone may develop vasovagal episodes (sudden drop on blood pressure and fainting when they cough, sneezing or during strong emotional event, blood drawing etc...), check with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more