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Terrible chesty cough, palpitations in chest on left side. Is it worrisome?

Hello! I am a little concerned as I have a terrible chesty cough which started as a sore throat last Saturday. No cold whatsoever just throat and since Monday this awful cough and tonight I seem to have a sort of fluttering/ palpitation type feeling in my chest on the left hand side! Should I be panicking or is it just a bit wheezy and part and parcel of the cough etc? Any ideas? Thank you philippa
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query
See your symptoms to start with was just a upper airway cough syndrome because of sore thorat. But you said it is associated with wheezing and you felt palpitation. If you are smoker then immediately stop smoking.
Along with thses you should have following baseline investigations -
1. chest x-ray PA view
2. PFT with bronchodialtor reversibility
3. ECG to exclude heart causes of palpitation
Consult a pulmonologist and get yourself locally examined. Dont be anxious too much. Take an axiolytic at bed time everyday for 2 weeks. If any abnormality is detected in the above mentioned investigations get treated for that.
Thank you.
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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