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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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Why does my neck hurt when i cough?

Why does my neck hurt when i cough?

Neck pain and cough: You probably pulled a muscle in the neck when you strained to cough. Take some Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and put some warm compresses on the areas that hurts take some over the counter delsym to suppress your cough. Feel better! in good health. ...Read more

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I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when i cough and my head is throbbing. Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?

I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when i cough and my head is throbbing.  Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?

Bronchitis : It could be bronchitis. That may be accompanied by sore throat, sinus symptoms and pain and runny nose which could be a cold accompanying bronchitis. Likely to be viral with no need for antibiotics. Take acetaminophen two to three times daily, drink fluids, rest and it should improve. ...Read more

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Feel like something is in middle of my throat , near right side of neck, hurts when I cough or touch it. Have rhinitis. How do rid of it?

Feel like something is in middle of my throat , near right side of neck, hurts when I cough or touch it. Have rhinitis. How do rid of it?

Sore throat: Your sore throat is probably being caused by your post nasal drip. I don't know it is from allergies or a cold or both. Talk to your doc about it. In the meantime you can take a mild painkiller such as Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when i laugh, cough and breathe deeply?

Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when i laugh, cough and breathe deeply?

Herniated Disk: Coughing and laughing that results in pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more

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Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Injury?: If there's no chance that you've injured yourself (?), meaning a muscular or skeletal contusion or fracture, the next most likely cause is pleurisy. If you have fever, it is more serious as that would suggest parenchymal lung involvement. If you have no fever, NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) are a good treatment. It will take time to resolve but should get better. If not, get checked for rare causes. ...Read more

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The back of my neck hurts really bad when I cough. What can I do to stop the pain?? I have bronchitis and swollen lymph nods my dr said yesterday.

The back of my neck hurts really bad when I cough.  What can I do to stop the pain?? I have bronchitis and swollen lymph nods my dr said yesterday.

Pain relief: Try tylenol 325 mg , 1-2 tabs every 4- 6 hours as needed or ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hours as needed ( with food) . It should get better as cough improves in next few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Cough and my neck and head hurts what could it be?

Cough and my neck and head hurts what could it be?

URI: You could have an upper respiratory infection involving your sinuses along with swollen lymph glands. See your doctor for help. ...Read more