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Tingling sensation in my upper chest, and pain in upper back when coughing. I have asthma, am on montelukast, and use an inhaler. Should I be worried?

Tingling sensation in my upper chest, and pain in upper back when coughing. I have asthma, am on montelukast, and use an inhaler. Should I be worried?

Yes: This may indicate that your asthma is not under good control . Monetlukast works on only about 50% of the people and may not be enough even if it is effective. You need to see your doctor to find out if an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator may be a better choice. Do note that tobacco smoking often makes anti-asthma treatment less effective. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my middle upper back when I cough, started the day after I was sick with the flu.?

I have a sharp pain in my middle upper back when I cough, started the day after I was sick with the flu.?

Muscle strain?: The most common reason for a back pain after coughing is a pulled muscle. It's also possible to crack a rib from severe coughing spells. Other possible causes include a pneumonia that is causing the cough, pleuritis, and other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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Pain on my upper back hurt when i cough and take deep breath no fever, no flu or cold has been 2 days, what maybe be?

Pain on my upper back hurt when i cough and take deep breath no fever, no flu or cold has been 2 days, what maybe be?

Diaphragm pain: Irritation of the diaphragm from abdominal or chest can be referred toor felt in the shoulder. That is the muscle that expands the chest when you breathe. Coughing can be due to allergies, some medications, reflux, viral or bacterial illness among other things. I hope. ...Read more

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms. What could it be? Thank you

I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms.
What could it be?
Thank you

Pleurisy: Can be based on lung problem or simply INTERCOSTAL MUSCE Pull ( The small muscles in between the ribs) A chest x ray is in order and you should see your Primary Care Provider for the results of that film and appropriate treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Option: Chest Xray : This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more

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I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

Productive cough?: If you are having productive sputum (cough) that's not relieved by your otc meds, it's time to see your doctor for a lung exam, (and possible chest xray) to rule out an uri, from walking pneumonia, depending on other factors /symptoms (fever, chills, etc). They may have to start you on antibiotics if warranted. Since your lungs are involved, it can affect your uppoer back if you cough a lot. ...Read more

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Upper back pain, feels like i've got a constant cramp for 3 days now. Uncontrollable coughing and pain in chest too.. What should I do to stop cough ?

Upper back pain, feels like i've got a constant cramp for 3 days now. Uncontrollable coughing and pain in chest too.. What should I do to stop cough ?

Visit your doctor: I am concerned about you. Where you are now is manageable but would not want you to get any worse. You should go say hello and let them make some recommendations. Best of luck! ...Read more