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I've had a tickly cough for 2wks and a couple of days ago my left chest has devolped a sharp pain when i breathe deeply or cough. What can I do?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Musculoskeletal...

Your pain is likely musculoskeletal and it should resolve once the cough stops.
Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. These all have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if the cough is worsening.

In brief: Musculoskeletal...

Your pain is likely musculoskeletal and it should resolve once the cough stops.
Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. These all have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if the cough is worsening.
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