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I Have A Productive Cough That Is Hurting My Ribs
Woke up this morning with a non productive cough and just below my ribs on both sides hurt when I cough. Is that anything to be concerned about?
Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more
I have a dry non-productive cough that will not go away, and my ribs hurt horribly from the never ending hacking. Is there any I have been taking cough suppressants like mucinex, and cold medicine like nyquil. Trying to sleep is horrible , all I do is gu
Depends: If you have also been having chills or a fever, there's a decent chance you might have a pneumonia, in which case you will need an antibiotic. If this is just bronchitis and the pain is simply from coughing, a little Ibuprofen might help. Frankly, you probably need a physical and a chest xray. Pneumonias left untreated can be dangerous and lead to complications. See a doc. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a possible sinus infection and placed on clindamysin 300 mg 3 times a day i still have a productive cough and my head is killing me it even hurts when i shake my head in my teeth! my stuffiness is better but what's going on? In addit
Still have sinusitis: Some sinus infections are more difficult to treat than others. Many si's don't respond to anitbiotics because they are viral. The roots of your back teeth are embedded in the bone just underneath you maxilary sinuses and inflamation and pressure from the the sinus often effects your teeth. Sometimes, the bone in the floor of your sinuses swell causing one side of your bite to feel higher. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
Very painful productive cough x2 days. Thick yellow/green sputum. Chest feels tight and hurts. No head cold sx. Malaise, fatigued. When to worry?
I have a sore throat productive cough when i cough it hurts my head and back to the point of tears. I have trouble sleeping. I am extremely weak.
Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?
Probable flu: Symptoms you describe appear to be viral. Cannot totally rule out a bacterial cause. Common cold usually does not cause extensive aches/pains. You might find that your temperature goes higher at night. The best thing to do is stay away from others to keep them well, gargle with regular Listerine, use Lozenge with benzocaine, take vitamin C and OTC cough medicine. Not improved in 2 days see MD. ...Read more
Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.
I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?
Varies: Certainly among the more common causes are an infectious process such as in the sinuses for example; "allergies" can be another cause. A good medical checkup is sometimes a good place to start. ...Read more
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