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Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest.
Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful.

In brief: Yes

A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest.
Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Negative

No, unless you're coughing vigorously as occurs with bronchitis at the tail end of a cold (a so called "chest cold").

In brief: Negative

No, unless you're coughing vigorously as occurs with bronchitis at the tail end of a cold (a so called "chest cold").
Dr. Bennett Werner
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