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Dr. James Chapman
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When i'm coughing my left side chest hurts really bad, why?

Dr. James Chapman
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When i'm coughing my left side chest hurts really bad, why?

Pleurisy?: If your cough is from an infection, there my be associated inflammation of the lining of your lung (pleura), which would be painful when you cough or take a deep breath. Vigorous coughing may also have caused a strain of your intercostal muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Flu: Current flu has prolonged periods of dry cough, but you need to see physician to rule out pneumonia, gerd, reactive airway disease among other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

URI or Bronchitis: You have upper respiratory infection and may have bronchitis or pneumonia you should consult your family doctor meanwhile you can take over the counter mucinex dm, and tylenol or Motrin for pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Croup: A barky cough is usually associated with croup and this is most commonly viral. Rest fluids and try warm moist aerosol therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Cough: The cough you are describing sounds like pertussis or whooping cough. Will need to see physician for DX and treatment. Very contagious. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Benda
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Thomas Benda
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Probably a cold: All these things could occur with a cold. Colds lasting more than 10 days may have developed into a sinus infection. If you have fevers and a headache influenza is a possibility. Pertussis could give you a cough that just won't let up, give you barking cough, or make you cough until you vomit. If your symptoms seem to be going on too long, see your primary physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Venis
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Dr. Ryan Venis
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When i cough my chest hurts and burns i'm sick with cold like symptoms when i cough sound like a bark at times what could be wrong?

Depends...: Could be something simple like a viral bronchitis. It may be pertussis . If it persists beyond 5-7 days you should be seen, if you develop worse symptoms or new symptoms you should be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Yesterday I aspirated tea, I didn't cough then an hr later I cough so hard until I puked and used inhaler. I'm still coughing and chest hurts.Thoughts?

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Yesterday I aspirated tea, I didn't cough then an hr later I cough so hard until I puked and used inhaler. I'm still coughing and chest hurts.Thoughts?

You will be ok: very unlikely to have caused aspiraion pneumonia .however if you continue to have symptoms see a physician to have a chest x ray to rule out aspiration pneumonia ...Read more

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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


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