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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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What is the definition or description of: arm pain?

Pain in the arm: Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more

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What causes under arm pain?

Can have multiple..: Causes. Bruise, muscle strain, allergic rash or dermatitis, infection & more. B evaluated by Ur PCP. ...Read more

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Arm pain and nick pain I also have diabets?

What's the question?: Ok so you have neck and arm pain and possibly diabetes. What is your question? ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

See PCP first: Start with your primary care physician. However, if it is sudden and associated with any chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or nausea, seek immediate evaluate at an emergency room. ...Read more

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How long does dead arm pain last?

Dead arm: Stingers, cervical radicular pain, or thoracic outlet compression symptoms will vary with amout of compression and energy of the injury. Usually a few minutes to an hour. Anything longer should raise a red flag. ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

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What it means to get right arm pain?

Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why am I always having left arm pain?

Many Possibilities: Although you are young, we can't forget that left arm pain can be referred from other places such as the heart, cervical spine, etc. There certainly are many other possibilities such as referred shoulder pain, but if you haven't seen a physician I would recommend starting with your regular doctor first to narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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How can you relieve upper left arm pain?

Depends: Treatment of upper arm pain would depend on the reason for the pain. Does this follow an injury? Do you have full range of movement at the shoulder? Do you have pain when you move your neck in all directions? I recommend you see your doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint. Neck problems are often associated. A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated. Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine. Just because he is a surgeon, he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery. Do not get your neck manipulated. Examination of the arm, in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations. ...Read more

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What causes striking upper right arm pain?

Upper arm pain: Consider referred cervical pain, referred heart problems, sprains, strains, rotator cuff tendonitis or tearing. Most ominous would be the one related to the heart. Check with er or your pcp asap for this. ...Read more

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Anxiety arm pain, and other pain, what to do?

Anxiety arm pain, and other pain, what to do?

ANXIETY TX: ANXIETY TX: I recommend the Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. This goes over all strategies, diets, supplements and Meds. The two alternative therapies I have had success with are EFT (EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE) and EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITSENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING) Meds: leaxapro/Zoloft /Paxil = LONG ACTING XANAX/INDERAL/KLONOPIN SHORT ACTING. You need an exam/EKG&labs ...Read more

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What can cause extreme shoulder and arm pain?

What can cause extreme shoulder and arm pain?

Many tings: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause on and off shoulder and arm pain?

Neuro, orthop: Shoulder pain radiating to the arm is probably due to a cervical radiculopathy. Needs neuro consult and possibly emg/ncv of the involved extremity. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

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