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What Makes The Ribs Inside Very Itchy When I Cough
Allergy: Detail history is needed for correct diagnosis. Antahistaminics may resolve problem. ...Read more
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
I cough a lot and my eyes get super itchy. When I cough, my chest feels tingly too. What could it be?
Eye Itch: The combination of cough and eye itching may signal some sort of allergic response. Go to your primary doctor to be checked for asthma and seasonal or chronic allergies. Itchy eyes are often a symptom of allergic conjunctivitis which may be treated with Pataday or zaditor, (ketotifen) or of blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids and lashes, which is treated with lid scrubs, compresses, and antibiotic. ...Read more
I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?
Recently better from a 2 wk spell of laryngitis. Now i have itchy cough, very little clear mucus with brown dots. Sometimes can feel chest mucus. Help?
How long?: Itching is often associated with allergy. If you have had these symptoms for more than 2 weeks or they have been recurring, they are likely from allergies. Consult an allergist to find out what may be ailing you and whether you may have asthma as well. If there is a family history of allergies, then your chances of having allergies get much higher. ...Read more
Throat and chest: Frequently, itching is a symptom of an allergy. Post nasal drip from the nose or sinuses can lead to irritated throat and cough. Asthma can present as a recurrent cough and asthma is frequently associated with allergies. An evaluation could include lung function testing, allergy testing and possibly sinus ct scan. ...Read more
I have terrible chest congestion with an itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?
Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more
My daughter has a rash on her chest. Sandpaper feel, itchy, with cough and chest congestion, no fever associated. Although vague, what could this be?
Viral Exanthem: Most likely symptoms are related to viral illness but if she starts having a fever and sore throat then it could be scarlet fever related to Streptococcal infection. Finally, the two symptoms could be unrelated with a common cold and dry winter skin or skin irritation from an agent contacting her skin. ...Read more
When I take a deep breathe I cough but its dry and my chest is itchy alittle bit. It's been a week now. Is it allergy? Or maybe I inhale my cats hair?
Had cold symptoms 6 days they have gone now just feeling dizzy and my chest feels tight/itchy with cough no mucus?
You may be partly dehydrated. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and do this on a regular basis. It will also help with the dry cough.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have developed mole like pimples that are itchy on my chest what could it be? I have also had a chronic cough for nearly 2 years should I be worris
See specialists: See a dermatologist for the mole and a pulmonologist for the lung condition. ...Read more
Had itchy phlegmy throat/cough since two sundays ago. Went to dr last wednesday, no chest infection. I feel normal not worse. Could be chest infx?
Allergies: Consider allergies as a reason it lasts 2 weeks try an over the counter remedy if no better in 1 or 2 weeks re check with your physician. ...Read more
6yr old dry non-productive cough all the time as well as itchy skin, Dr said no asthma & no infection or anything on chest. Piriton doesn't seem 2 hel?
See allergist: As you do not have asthma, infection and your chest is clear, but cough and itchy skin may be due to allergy which is not getting better with piriton. There are tests to find allergy to plants,food, dust. Consult an allergist get investigated for allergy and get proper treatment. Hope you get relief. ...Read more
Sore throat, itchy feeling in the chest can see flem at the back of my throat, and cough is painful when I feel I need too?
Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have environmental allergies, gastric reflux or pharyngobronchial infection. You may try OTC antihistamine and PPI to see if you have relief as well as keep well hydrated. If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and i urine on my self?
See your doc:
Sounds like you are over a cold but the cough remains. Coughing hard often can cause women to leak a little urine when coughing. This should stop when the cough goes away.
If you are coughing up phlegm, are short of breath or just not getting better, see your doctor. You may have bronchitis and require an antibiotic prescription to recover more quickly. ...Read more
I have sore throat and coughing sneezing etc woke today with itchy feeling in the chest and cough that hurts?
Time to see: Your doctor, meanwhile, rest fluids, salt water gargles and pain killers, good luck ...Read more
Have cold with itchy throat, ears and chest for the past three days. Been taking cough drops; should I visit doctor or try something at home?
Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus i allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?
Hi. I'm 25 years it started with a sore throat. Now my throat just feels itchy. It irritates my throat and ill start coughing like crazy. During my cough my chest starts to hurt. Kinda feels like I need to catch my breath. I've tried advil, mucinex, therafl
Allergies/asthma: The symptoms you describe sound like they might be caused by allergies to something in your indoor or outdoor environment (pollens, dust, grass, pet fur/dander, etc). You might also have some reactive airway disease exacerbated by the same. Examine your environment for potential allergens and try to eliminate exposure to them. If this does not resolve, seek further medical evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also, for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more
Cough for 5 weeks with phlegm. No fever. Achy and get chills. Itchy throat and ears. Chest hurts. What could this be?
See doctor: It is time for you to consult a doctor. ...Read more
I have a very sore throat, chest congestion, cough, and itchy ears. It has been 2 days and it is only getting worse. What could this be?
Congestion: Likely a viral illness. Can take a week to 10 days to run its course. Typically, medicate symptoms and stay well hydrated. ...Read more
I have been sneezing,itchy eyes,blocked nose , tight chest and alittle cough at night. It has been 5 days now .I got medication over the counter ihave been taking texa tabs, mybulen ,duro-tuss linctus syrup .I still am not getting better?
Time to see your doc: if you have already tried all the OTC meds at no avail, you may need prescription medications or just reassurance, but you need to be seen, best wishes ...Read more
Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest?
Had a cough all day, but now chest is tight, itchy throat, and trouble breathing. I feel weak. Anxiety from being sick or something else?
Seek treatment: You should be evaluated. If you have a respiratory infection with difficulty breathing, it could get worse and you may benefit from a breathing treatment to open the airways in the chest. Sometimes a cold with bad cough can also trigger asthma, or "twitchy" airways and can make it hard to breathe. It could be anxiety, but that should be considered after these other possibilities. ...Read more
10 days loss of voice, itchy burning eyes, cleardischarge, chest pain, shortbreath, tight neck, headache, inconsistent cough, tired, mouthsores ideas?
You're sick: With this array of signs and symptoms, you have a significant illness. You need to be seen by a md, preferably and ear, nose and throat specialist. You may need a referral from a primary care provider. ...Read more
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