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Itchy Feeling In Upper Chest Dry Cough
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
Male 22. dry cough with feeling of something stuck in upper chest feeling like a chest infection. Non smoker. So scared it's lung cancer : (?
Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have environmental allergies, gastric reflux or pharyngobronchial infection. You may try OTC antihistamine and PPI to see if you have relief as well as keep well hydrated. If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Dry cough w/vibration lower left side with deep inhalation 3-4x a day. Upper chest X-ray normal. Can non-allergic rhinitis cause vibration? Non smoker
Today: pain lft mid/upper back. Past 2 days: dry cough, pain upper chest \ throat (subsiding) post nasal drip, weak etc. Could this be related? (how?)
38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?
Additional allergies: The itching suggests that there might be a complicating component. I would advise that they check a serum tryptase and a serum alpha-galactose level. This may help sort if you are having a systemic reaction from mast cell release or a rare meat allergy that reacts 6-10 hours after eating meat. ...Read more
How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?
Maybe: Cough is a reflex mechanism that aids your immune system to get rid of any possible "pathogens" that can affect your immune system. Most coughing stops after 7-14 days. If it persists you need to get evaluated. If you are very worried then make an appointment sooner. Good luck. Most common causes include asthma, reflux, allergies, postnasal drip and medications. ...Read more
Is there any type of allergy that causes dry cough & itching & itchy feeling at the end of throat that makes me cough?
I have an extreme itchy feeling in my lungs (not on the skin) and a near constant dry cough. Albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or something else?
Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips
Maybe both: But usually when sinuses get infected the upper teeth become sore, the infection in the sinus can creat pressure which can push against the root of the teeth hence the sensitivity and soreness. The rest of your question I hope an md can answer! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.
Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more
I have a dry and itchy skin, but only on certain parts (waist line and upper chest). I tried to treat the dryness with aloe lotion, but it still itchy?
Check it out: See your doc. Rashes are hard to diagnosis without seeing them. ...Read more
Night time dry cough w/ sensation of slight itchiness in trachea. Fine during daytime- but when I pinch trachea, pronounced sensation of itch + cough.
Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough. Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.
Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more
Lymph nodes swollen: The lumps under your chin are probably lymph nodes which are used by your body to help fight infection. You should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. These all could amount to a viral infection or strep throat or other. Your primary care doctor can evaluated you and perform the necessary tests/cultures, etc. ...Read more
Itchy rash just now developing on 11yr old child after 7 days with 100 to 103 degree temps also has dry cough?
Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea. Whose area is this - ENT or respirology/pulmonology?
Both: I would first start with your primary care doctor. The cough could be a blood pressure pill, asthma, allergies, Whooping Cough, tracheal problems, etc. An ENT can scope your trachea whereas a pulmonologist can do this and look further down the trachea to the bronchial tree as well as perform pulmonary function studies. A chest X-Ray and even a Cat Scan can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more
I have a dry itchy throat followed by a persistent dry cough with a cough followed by phelgm at night... I am not sick?
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies include post-nasal drip, gerd, allergy, bronchospasm or even a combination of these factors. Each if these has a different treatment so you may need to see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered, especially if these symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?
Throat irritation: The description of your symptoms is suggestive of environmental allergies. This would not be improved with Omeprazole. You may consider taking OTC anti-histamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) for a couple of weeks and evaluate your symptoms for improvement. If no progress, see your doctor for a more thorough work up. ...Read more
What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough.?
See Allergist: A cold is caused by a virus and is transient. Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an allergist for further workup and skin testing ...Read more
What is causing my months long dry cough with no real symptoms other than itchiness/irritation in the back of my throat?
Allergies/LPR: Allergies cause the typical nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eye symptoms. They can cause irritation or itchiness in the throat, as well as, a dry tickle cough. Laryngopharygeal reflux is often associated with a dry cough. You should get evaluated by ENT doctor who does allergy testing and also get a detailed head and neck exam to check your throat for other potential problems. ...Read more
Tickle/itchy throat causing slight dry cough several times a day. No cough at night on and off for 2 weeks. Worse when I think about it. Help!
I don't really feel sick but for about a week I've been having issues with, sinus like headache-no congestion, hoarse voice, and a dry cough. It's just a nagging itchy dry cough and the hoarseness in the mornings bothering me. Could it be an allergy?
At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor?
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