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My doc says lungs have no nerve endings, so why does my cold feel like my chest is ripping out when I cough?

Posted by admin on July 28, 2011

My doc says lungs have no nerve endings, so why does my cold feel like my chest is ripping out when I cough?
OWEEEEEEEEEEEEEOWEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! This is the worst cold I’ve EVER had! I’m gettingbetter now, so the cough is the worst! Gotta clean out those lungs, ewww, and OUCH. Every time I cough I feel some phlegm rip its way out and up and I can’t stand the next one coming. I know, I’m a big baby, but I at least want to understand how he says he can take a lung biopsy without anesthesia yet mine huuuuurrt so much?

Answer by hamrrfan
You may be feeling chest wall pain. The muscles may be sore from so much coughing. Your throat could be irritated also. The pain is around your lungs but not in the lungs themselves.

If he did a lung biopsy, he would put a tube down your throat. He might sedate you, but not put you out completely. He would use a topical anesthetic on the inside of your throat. You would not feel the instrument snip a small piece of lung tissue, even though it is much deeper than the topical anesthesia could reach.

Answer by imsoverygood
Its the muscles in your rib cage that really hurt and your diaphragm.

Answer by loanquest
Try Bromium at www.abchomoepathy.com for the cough
Try drinking heated white vinegar with a dash of red pepper for the mucous (nasty but it works).

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