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I'm Coughing And My Chest Hurts
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
I keep coughing and my chest hurts. For a week or two now , every time i cough i cough a lot and my chest on the left side starts hurting.. Any suggestions about what it may be?
Cough: You should go to the dr. And be checked, there are many possibilities. ...Read more
I have had this cough for 3 weeks already I have been a cough on and off for about 2-3 months .. Just these past 3 weeks I have it back and it doesn't seen like it's going away .. I'm at the point where it sometimes hurt to breath . My chest hurts when i
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What does it mean when your chest hurts only when you cough. Is this something to be worried about?
Probably not: Likely due to strain in your ribcage or lung from vigorous coughing. If it permits, see your doc. ...Read more
If persists see dr.: Bronchitis as well as pneumonia can have chest pain associated with cough, Asthmatics with cough commonly have cough with associated pain..In most instances does not turn out to be pneumonia. It is particularly concerning if producing colored sputum. You should consult your physician, ...Read more
Musculoskeletal...: The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature. There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these. ...Read more
Pleuritic chest pain: Sounds like you have pleuritic chest pain from repeated coughing. The fact that you have a lot of phlegm indicates that you have airway infection, possibly by some bacteria, like bronchitis or possibly pneumonia. If you are a smoker, it may be contributing to your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, rest and try otc pain and cough medicine. If your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer