Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Pricking pain in the middle of the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Average Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1357 Questions
User :   HI doctor ,I have cold and cough for 3 weeks now Medicines prescribed earlier
1.Cefpodoximine and clavulanate tabs (microef CV-200amol )
2.TRACET (paracet)
3.Codistar (cough syrup)
and they said i have alergic tonsils
I have a pricking pain in my middle of my chest (not sure if its chest congestion) when i breath hard or cough (with lot of mucus)
I cant take medicines which induces sleep!!!Please help
User :   Hello.
User :   Let me read your query.
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I am little worried if i might have other chest problems
User :   Is this the first time your having respiratory tract infection?
User :   Yes !! (respiratory track infection) ?
User :   Yes , upper respiratory tract infection.
User :   Since when are you taking these medications?
User :   Does it cause pain to the chest when cough or breathing hard
User :   4 days back
User :   Yes.
User :   sorry 1 week 4 days back
User :   If there is inflammation of the upper respiratory tract infection,
User :   Ok.
User :   Are there any improvement in your condition?
User :   ya .. i had throat pain and dry cough ... now cough is worse but throat pain is gone
User :   Ok.
User :   and pricking chest pain
User :   i had little fever that time
User :   Can describe your chest pain? like location, duration of pain, etc
User :   ow i dont have fever
User :   Ok.
User :   right in the middle of the chest
User :   Ok.
User :   not left not right
User :   Ok.
User :   pricking pain whenever i breathe ... like for few seconds say 20 sec
User :   Can you rate your chest pain from 1 to 10, 10 being the maximum pain.
User :   may be 2 or 3 i suppose
User :   Ok.
User :   Do you have any other associated symptoms along with the chest pain?
User :   as some thing like an some smalll wound on middle of the shest
User :   like ?
User :   Sweating, increased heart rate, etc
User :   no no ...
User :   Nausea , vomiting
User :   if i had those i would have rushed to doc
User :   no no
User :   Ok.
User :   It is probably due to excessive coughing and the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract due to infection is what causing the pain.
User :   ok
User :   Have you finished your course of antibiotic prescribed for you?
User :   I am allergic to sulpha drugs and have acidity problem
User :   Ok.
User :   Ya religiously
User :   Since when are you having acidity problem?
User :   Can you give your age, height and weight.
User :   years together .... but now its under control .... i cant take too spicy food or anything which irritates my bowel
User :   Ok.
User :   AGE 24 , height : 5'5 and weight : 63 kgs
User :   Ok.
User :   One of the reasons for pain in the center of the chest is due to heartburn.
User :   ok
User :   Did you do any tests for acidity?
User :   should i take any medicines now
User :   Which medication are you taking about?
User :   yaa ... its because of software job i do
User :   Ok.
User :   doing some meditation and yoga helped me ...
User :   untiming food
User :   For what???
User :   for acidity
User :   Cough or acidity?
User :   Ok.
User :   I would recommend you to consult a gastroenterologist for an expert opinion.
User :   Ok
User :   is my chest pain becoz of cough ... becoz i did not get chest pain , even when i had acidity
User :   you were telling me abt upper respiratory tract infection
User :   do u suggest some medicines
User :   Yes, as i told you already, excessive coughing and the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract due to infection is what causing the pain.
User :   what should i do now
User :   Can you confirm me current symptoms once?
User :   'your
User :   I mean which is present now.
User :   pricking chest pain (middle) which is when i breath hard or cough , cough with mucus
User :   Ok.
User :   Thank you.
User :   Welcome
User :   :-)
User :   I would recommend you get a another examination done, As you would require another course of antibiotic.
User :   oh
User :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol.
User :   no no no bad habits good boy
User :   Good.
User :   Are you taking adequate diet during your illness?
User :   should i consult a doc nearby
User :   Yes.
User :   yes
User :   who prescribed you the first medications?
User :   an ent (Dr . xxxx) from xxxxx
User :   Ok.
User :   Then you can visit him again.
User :   I am in xxx, nearby Docs clinic is closed , please tell me if this might be a major problem or i will go to him next week
User :   You can show it any doctor you want.
User :   It is not a major problem.
User :   Please suggest what medicines i can take , no doc near by are good
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personally, I cannot prescribe you prescription drugs.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   you have to get yourself examined by a doctor to see what could possibly be causing the chest pain
Doctor :   such that appropriate treatment can be started
Doctor :   to relieve your symptoms
User :   Ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   Yes yes ... its not appropriate for you to precribe me medicines without proper examination
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Nothing specific ... one general doubt
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   is masturbation related to immunity ? becoz i had done it freq abt 1-2 weks daily
User :   should i control it
Doctor :   no, it is not related to immunity
Doctor :   over masturbation leads to problems later like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Doctor :   it does not affect the immunity
User :   And soes it cause backpain
User :   and whenever i do i think i need 8 hrs sleep
Doctor :   some time sit can lead to back pain, but not directly, it usually would result from bad posture
User :   and lack of it , i feel tired and exhausted
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it related
User :   ?
Doctor :   the tiredness could be realted, as the body needs to relax completely after sexual activity, the hormones that are released at that time cause your mind to relax
Doctor :   and may cause youto need more sleep
Doctor :   *you to
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nothing doc thanks a lot
User :   do u suggest any general medicines for immunity
User :   one more question plz
Doctor :   in general immunity can be improved by taking a well balanced diet and suppliments of multivitamins
User :   can i do some yoga , when i have this respiratory track infection
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
Doctor :   you can try doing breathing exercises to open up the air passages.
Doctor :   but if it causes any discomfort stop immediately
User :   Ok
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form once again, and say done when done
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor