i have this cough that makes the inside of my chest feel like its being tore apart. i cant sleep at night with out waking up and coughing. sometimes i cough to the point of almost puking. my throat hurts really badly and my entire body aches. what could it be?
On the surface, this sounds like a respiratory infection. However, so many things determine what (if any) tests are needed for diagnosis and what treatment should be started. You will need to see a physician who will ask about your age, medical history, medications, allergies, smoking hx, and other symptoms. The physician will perform a physical exam to help determine the diagnosis. You may need other tests, such as an xray. Therapy will be determined by the careful weighting of all the involved factors. If a new condition such as this affects your life in the way you describe, you need to see a physician. Best wishes as you pursue this.
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