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Just got over a cold and my chest is burning when i cough. Is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Respiratory infections can "damage" the lining of the respiratory tract and it may take weeks or longer to repair. Even after an infection has resolved, there may be inflammation of the lining of the lungs or the lining between the lungs and chest wall.
When symptoms persist, it is reasonable to see your doctor. Sometimes, asthma can occur or recur in a person who is susceptible.

In brief: No

Respiratory infections can "damage" the lining of the respiratory tract and it may take weeks or longer to repair. Even after an infection has resolved, there may be inflammation of the lining of the lungs or the lining between the lungs and chest wall.
When symptoms persist, it is reasonable to see your doctor. Sometimes, asthma can occur or recur in a person who is susceptible.
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