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When i'm coughing my left side chest hurts really bad, why?

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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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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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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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