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Doctor insights on: Pain In Left Side Of Chest And Cough

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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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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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Have this on & off cough for long time, 3 days ago i cough really hard & feel pain on my left side of chest, i feel pain now everytime i cough.

Have this on & off  cough for  long time, 3 days ago i cough  really hard  & feel pain on my left side of chest, i feel  pain now  everytime i  cough.

Fracture/muscle pull: You may have fractured a rib or tore an intercostal muscle from the coughing. Have it evaluated and also find out why so cough so much. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
Once
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Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough?

Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough?

See doc: See your primary care doc or urgent care. Then see eye doc to see if any viral or ophthalmologic issues. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
Once
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I get a pain on right side of chest when i cough?

Costochondritis: A very common reason for chest pain associated with coughing is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the breast bone called costochondritis. It can also be caused by an inflammation of the pleura which is the tissue which covers the lung and called pleurisy. If it continues you should check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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