What causes bad chest pains and a cough?

Chest pain and cough. Could indicate an infection in the chest. Some get pluerisy with pneumonia. Some chest discomfort may be present with just the common cold. If you have productive cough with fever and shortness of breath and the pain is worse with a deep breath, you may want to check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and get the right treatment.

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I was having chest pain 3 days in a row this week and am wondering what some possible causes are. I have heartburn issues and had a bad cold and cough?

Noncardiac chestpain. Given your history of heart burn and recent upper respiratory tract illness those are the two most likely causes of your chest pain. If the pain occurs when you take a deep breath or cough, then it's respiratory. Read more...

I can't breath from nose cause of my cough and mucus, the scary part is aside from that I'm having irregular heartbeats. No chest pain. Is this bad?

Insufficient data. R U febrile? U appear to have Flu symptoms or bad cold. Medicines for cold can cause irreg heart beats, & it is good to know what rhythm is on ECG as well as what meds U R taking. You should see an internist. ASAP. Afrin (oxymetazoline) (generic avail) overcounter spray should help clear mucous(only spray sitting up). Little systemic effect, but use gingerly, you nose can become addicted (ie,only clear w afrin). Read more...

Woke up today w bad cough, no sputum (non-productive) that causes chest pain. Minor trouble breathing, runny nose, temp 99.2 f. cold or bronchitis?

Both. A cold is an upper respiratory infection. Acute bronchitis is also an upper respiratory infection. I would say you have both: acute bronchitis caused by a cold. The risk is that you may have a LOWER respiratory infection (i.e. pneumonia) - the fever is the worrisome sign. You need to be seen by your doctor ASAP. Sometimes antibiotics really are needed! Read more...