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I just got over a cold & recently having chest pain when i bend over & cough.My cough is very dry but have icky stuf in my throat it's hard to breath?

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Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Hydration

Make sure you are taking in enough fluids throughout the day.
Start drinking more water. Coffee and soda are not appropriate fluids because the caffeine is a diuretic. Your chest pains may be just from trying to bring up sticky phlegm. Excessive coughing will tire the chest muscles. Hydrate and take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin the secretions.

In brief: Hydration

Make sure you are taking in enough fluids throughout the day.
Start drinking more water. Coffee and soda are not appropriate fluids because the caffeine is a diuretic. Your chest pains may be just from trying to bring up sticky phlegm. Excessive coughing will tire the chest muscles. Hydrate and take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin the secretions.
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