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Internal Itching Chest And Cough
I have a cough that itches n hurts slightly in my chest and I have a cough even when I'm not sick and I'm a smoker could it b phnumonia?
Chest Cough - cause?: So, without a list of other associated signs & symptoms, I could not safely or professionally diagnose pneumonia in a such a setting. Ur q says ur a smoker, but profile says non-smoker. Smokers may develop cough over time, as well as, ironically, brief exacerbation of cough when they try to quit or cut back smoking. Don't be discouraged! Quitting is by far the healthiest thing you can do! D/w pcp. ...Read more
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
My chest area itches when I sneeze & (sometimes) cough. Sometimes I don't & it itches. Rarely happens any other season but spring. Allergies? Help!
Allergic Rhinitis: The symptoms of itching, sneezing, coughing during the spring season is suggestive for seasonal allergic rhinitis with tree pollen trigger. It is best to confirm this diagnosis with an Allergist who can perform skin or blood testing to confirm. Treatment includes avoidance measures, OTC antihistamines, and daily intranasal steroid spray like fluticasone. ...Read more
Cough of over 4 months, pain, itching inside my chest whenever I snezz and tiny whizzing sounds when I breath, internal cold and pressure in the chest
Sounds like asthma:
4 months is too long
you want to see your lung doc to examine you. You may need a cxr to make sure nothing else is going on. Hopefully this is not tb. ...Read more
My daughter is complaining of " itching inside her chest" she has no cough, no other symptoms, or not on any meds. What can possibly be causing this?
Reactive airway: Occasionally allergic responses called reactive airway disease can present as such symptoms...it is before one starts wheezing. If she has had asthma, in the past I would consider this an early indicator of it. This is a very general answer based on no exam and contact with your daughter. Her interpretation of this symptom could be way off what I could be speculating. So have her seen by your peds ...Read more
Dry cough and too much itching inside my chest when I breath. It makes me crazy and cant stop coughing. Is this allergie or asthma or what?
Determine cause: Chronic dry cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
I've had cough for about 3 months mostly at night, with Itching and tightness of the chest, coughing up of colourless sputum, is it asthma?
Many possibilities: Including asthma but also GERD (gastroesophageal relux disease) or post nasal drip. As these other forms of cough can be notoriously worse at night related to how we are more predisposed to severe reflux (which csn even present only with a cough!) or post nasal drip based on how our anatomy changes with our body position. Sounds like you should review this with your doc. ...Read more
I'm itching, I have a cough and a tight chest. I also feel very week. Could this be the flu? If not what could it be? It's been going on a week now
Certainly sounds: Like it could be the flu. If symptoms persist it would be reasonable to see your health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
I am suffering from dry cough with itching sensation in my chest/wind pipe. Suffering frm 4yrs. Lung function test result=normal. Doc diagnose allergy?
My chest is itching, internally, and there is a rattling sound in my chest as well. When I cough or sneeze, my throat and chest hurts. What is wrong?
Hi, I feel sometimes blood in throat, bit wheezing nd also bit itching in throat. Blood never came out. No cough, chest xray normal, head MRI normal.
May be allergic?
See your primary care doc. May try allergy meds and see if helps. ...Read more
I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts, face itches, inner ears itch.?
Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present! ...Read more
I have a cough, but accompanying this the inside of my ribs are itching. Why is this and what can I do?
I've noticed for the past 2 weeks I have these small red patches with bumps above my chest and it itches occasionally.?
I have a nickle size black misshapen spot with little small bumps on it at the top of my chest that itches and isn't going away. What could it be?
Rash: Its hard to answer that question with out a picture or an exam see a dermattologist to be sure its a benign lesion. ...Read more
I've noticed for the past 2 weeks I have these small red patches with bumps scattered above my chest and it itches occasionally. What could this be?
Needs To Be Checked: It may be an allergic type of rash as it itches too. It.But it needs to be checked visually and since it has been there for two weeks & has not cleared. If it was due to a viral infection, it would have cleared in two weeks. Also it can be. Due to some insect bites. Thrre are other causes but in those cases there will be other co existing symptoms. And you have not mentioned any. Get it checked byMD ...Read more
DERMATITIS: Skin rash is best DX when seen. See your md. ...Read more
I have had this rash which seems to be spreading only on my chest and back. It occasionally itches as well. Any ideas?
Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis Rosea Rash is a rash that starts on the trunk and spreads. This is one likely possibility. It is a very benign condition. The course of the rash however can be a bit prolonged 4-6 weeks. In some it can persist even longer, up to 3-4 months. A certain diagnosis would require an in person examination. ...Read more
I have a rash on my chest that seems to come and go. When I exercise it becomes more red and itches more. It doesn't seem to spread. Thoughts?
Folliculits or funga: You would benefit from one visit to a dermatologist as ths may be many simple things. ...Read more
Manage it: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical such as benzoyl peroxide and systemic Rx suc has an antibiotic for at least a while. If it itches, you may be allergic to the bacteria -- or it may be someting other than acne. Dermatitis herpetiformis can do this. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
I have a seb. Cyst on my chest that was infected 2 weeks ago. It got better but not gone. Now I have a rash that itches all around the cyst.
Need more info: The rash could be an allergy to a topical medicine you used, or to a bandage. Sebaceous cysts recur if not fully removed. Could it be infected again? ...Read more
I've had a rash on my chest, neck, & face for the last few days its looks like its sprinkled randomly and itches a lot what could it be? Should I worry
No: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be many different things. ...Read more
Irritant dermatitis on chest seems to heal but skin is very dry, rough and still red. Sometimes still itches. How to make skin soft and normal again?
Moisturizer: Any of the commonly available skin moisturizers should help. Do not put anti-histamines on your skin. ...Read more
Many factors: Try to see what has changed - anew shirt, clothing that touches the neck area, new detergents, not rinsing off the laundry detergent properly, etc. If persists then seek help of a physician who can help control symptoms while a work up is started. ...Read more
I have to big dark brown moles in between my chest every so often the one really itches and leave a red mark what could it be?
I have a blood red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches
This could be a cherry angioma, irritated nevus, psoriatic patch, etc. There are multiple possibilities. The only way to be sure is to have it checked out by your doctor or dermatologist.
You may even need a biopsy if the doctor deems it necessary. If the itching bothers you try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed.
Best of luck. ...Read more