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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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"Sudden" RT side chest pain radiates to back,and under arm,pain is 9. Feels like insides ripping apart.Night before wheezing uncontrollable cough.

"Sudden" RT side chest pain radiates to back,and under arm,pain is 9. Feels like insides ripping apart.Night before wheezing uncontrollable cough.

Mgt: It is important to go to the ED. From your description of your symptoms, you may have pneumonia, a collapsed lung or cardiac condition. The physician at the ED will monitor your EKG and can order a chest radiograph. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot almost four weeks ago. It had the whooping cough booster I still have arm pain intense it I lay on it?

Tetanus shot: Although the tetanus vaccine does cause more muscle irritation and discomfort than other vaccines, it is unusual for you you to still have pain in your arm. In most cases, the soreness resolves in 5-7 days at the latest. You definitely should see your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood.. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?

I am experiencing  cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus)  and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood..  Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?

Take as prescribed: This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Palps,chestpain,left arm pain,cough. negative ECG,echo,7daymonitor,stressECG,MRI,X-ray.etc. But symptoms improve with Diltiazem. What is it?

Palps,chestpain,left arm pain,cough. negative ECG,echo,7daymonitor,stressECG,MRI,X-ray.etc. But symptoms improve with Diltiazem. What is it?

Head!!!: When you have a episode of palpitation go to ER or doctors office to have EKG checked if normal It might be all in the head... :) you might be suffering from anxiety disorder (perhaps too much stress in your life). Avoid caffeine and alcohol in excess. Drink plenty of fluids - remain well hydrated, exercise and eat healthy. Check thyroid hormone levels and blood work for anemia. ...Read more

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Can severe coughing due to choking cause bilateral arm pain?

Can severe coughing due to choking cause bilateral arm pain?

Possibly: Severe coughing could conceivably lead to a cervical disc herniation which could then cause bilateral arm pain. This can be diagnosed on mri, so see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Constant pain in arm pit pain in neck when chin lowered to chest cant lift arm up high had runny noise and coughing just before?

Constant pain in arm pit pain in neck when chin lowered to chest cant lift arm up high had runny noise and coughing just before?

May be glands: The body's immune system has lymph nodes throughout. Think about these glands representing army fighters. When an infection starts, your body "revs-up" your immune system to help attack this problem. That is why many times people feel glands in neck & armpit. However you will need a physician examination to determine what may be happening. Take care ...Read more

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What may cause arm pain?

So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop arm pain at night?

Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What is causing constant arm pain?

What is causing constant arm pain?

Arm pain: Pain with arm movement is likely the arm/shoulder. Pain with neck movement suggests nerve pain from a herniated disc. Neither urgent if not progressing. Ok to try some nsaids, ice/heat for a couple days. Typically, these usually improve over several weeks. Pain that does not deserves a doc evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

Arm Pain: The pain could be arising from , bone, joint, muscle, nerve, circulation issues or even skin issues. Treatment is solely based on the cause or origin of the pain. See a pm&r doc, or your family doc for help in determining what to do next. ...Read more

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Why dose my arm pain hurt now and then?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What might be causing my weird arm pain?

Not enough info: You need to see your doctor, who will examine you and possibly do tests. ...Read more

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How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

Rest: For a 49 y.O to have pain from pitching can be anything to overuse, muscle strain, impingement, torn rotator cuff, torn labrum. Should be checked out. ...Read more

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Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more