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No cough but salty phlem. Certain positions when I breath deep hurts left side of back. Sometimes I'm short of breath. Chest pain ongoing for year. ?

No cough but salty phlem. Certain positions when I breath deep hurts left side of back. Sometimes I'm short of breath. Chest pain ongoing for year. ?

Chronic chest pain: This should warrant a thorough detailed evaluation by your primary care physician. It may be costochondritis (pain due to inflammation of the tissues connecting the ribs) but this should not produce shortness of breath. Please see your doctor and follow their directions. ...Read more

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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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Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?

Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?

Stridor: Is closing off of the trachea and not the bronchi. If this is so there is throat inflammation. You say you are on singular and advair, any bronchodilator? The chest pain is either from like a tendonitis of the intercostals or a real pleurisy. Get examined better, make sure there is no infection like croup or even pertussis, and have the inflammation treated, by steroid if necessary. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis 2.5 weeks ago. I have a cough and have left side chest pain that hurts when i cough or breathe deeply.

I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis 2.5 weeks ago.  I have a  cough and have left side chest pain that hurts when i cough or breathe deeply.

Pleuritic chest pain: The pain is either from strain to the muscles between the ribs due to the coughing, or it is pleuritic, meaning that the linings around the lung are irritated and when you take a deep breath the layers scrape against each other and create pain. Suggest that you go back to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have an imaging study to be sure nothing serious has occurred. Hope all will be normal. ...Read more

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Cough on off few days. Today my chest hurt, I tried working out and it was very hard to breathe and there was pain and BPM fast. Pulled muscle? ?

Cough on off few days. Today my chest hurt, I tried working out and it was very hard to breathe and there was pain and BPM fast. Pulled muscle? ?

Shortness of breath: Cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath on exertion are symptoms of asthma. Asthma in adult usually starts at your age range, in the 20's and 30's. An allergist or Pulmonologist are specialized in treating this condition. ...Read more

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Middle chest hurts when laughing in son? Going to doc today but what could it be? He's also had left chest pain, cough, and short of breathe

Middle chest hurts when laughing in son? Going to doc today but what could it be? He's also had left chest pain, cough, and short of breathe

CHESTPAIN COUGH SOB: If associated with fever, think of pneumonitis especially with rales. If not, it can be asthmatic attack with wheezing. Md will know after exam. ...Read more

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getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn ? Milk water help

 getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn ? Milk water help

Probably you have: more than heart burn. You may have inflammation of the outer liniing of the right lung. Go to ER to get checked if you can not reach to your doctor by phone to consult. ...Read more

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Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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