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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

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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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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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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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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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?

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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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?

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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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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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?

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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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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