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Severe trachea pain with soreness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have severe pain in my trachea right now. It began last night, and now it is getting worse. I take Pecocet and oxycodone for pain and it is still just getting worse. The rest of my stuff feels fine. The pain just about stops right before the lungs, and begins way back in my throat. What could this be?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   let me read ur query ?
Doctor :   nice to meet you here
User :   my trachea is very sore to the touch at the base of my neck
User :   same here.
Doctor :   do u have any cough ?
User :   not really. But a little. It hurts to cough but the pain isn't really coming from my lungs. I have been coughing up mucus that feels like its coming from my trachea lining
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   yes, 29
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it looks like you have bronchitis , a inflammation due to a viral infection
Doctor :   try taking some mucinex tablets , twice daily
Doctor :   this will break the mucus
User :   ok, I have had bronchitis before and I do smoke so it is rather common
Doctor :   TAKE Advil 400 mg twice daily for the pain and inflammation
User :   i have never had this kind of pain before in the place it is
Doctor :   this is more common in smokers
Doctor :   any change in voice ?
User :   not really but it is exhausting to talk because of my throat pain. i have never had pain like this before any other time i had bronchitis. my system must be lagging because its taking a minute to register when i type.... sorry
Doctor :   no problem
User :   I was worried about it being something more serious
Doctor :   in that case, you need to rest your voice for a week and ,
Doctor :   speak only if absolutely necessary
Doctor :   take the medications that i mentioned and your symptoms will subside
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   in addition, try salt water gargling , 3-4 times in a day ?
Doctor :   that will provide soothing comfort
User :   ok. Thank you for your time :) I have been excited about trying this chat out. Have a great day
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks and take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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