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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: headache, dry throat and cough and chest pains

 sarlouise - Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:24 am

my throat is really dry and have had a cough since i had a viral infection a few weeks back, i woke up yesterday morning feeling like someone had repeatedly kicked me in the ribs, i thought i must have slept funny. however this morning when i woke up my throat was very dry and i had pains all along my chest. i ache all over and these pains in my chest only occur when i am sat down. can anyone tell me whats wrong with me??
 Dr. A. Madia - Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:24 am

User avatar Hi Sarlouise,

After a viral respiratory infection, the residual coughing sometime persists for a period of time. However this new complaint of yours like aching all over and pain in chest could herald a fresh episode of a viral. I think you will benefit from some warm salt water gargles and some tylenol.

Suppose you do not improve with these in a couple of days' time I strongly suggest you consult your internist.

Best wishes,


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