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What causes pain in lungs while deep breathing or coughing?

When I take a deep breath my lungs burn at the top and when I cough it feels like fire at the top of my lungs. My ears itch and my cough is productive. My temp is only 98.8 with tylenol but I have been on antibiotics for 2 weeks and a prednisone pack for 6 days.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Hi thanks for asking question..

Pain while breathing could be by pneumonia like condition.chest x ray useful for it to search for consolidation...If consolidation seen tuberculosis also has to be ruled out by sputum examination...

You can have bronchitis that also can lead pain.x ray useful for it.You have not mentioned x ray finding....

If you have asthma case then also by allergen bronchospasm can lead pain...auscultation done to heard rhonchi....

Meanwhile avoid smoking and CBC done....

Take care....
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What causes pain in lungs while deep breathing or coughing?

Hi thanks for asking question.. Pain while breathing could be by pneumonia like condition.chest x ray useful for it to search for consolidation...If consolidation seen tuberculosis also has to be ruled out by sputum examination... You can have bronchitis that also can lead pain.x ray useful for it.You have not mentioned x ray finding.... If you have asthma case then also by allergen bronchospasm can lead pain...auscultation done to heard rhonchi.... Meanwhile avoid smoking and CBC done.... Take care....