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I've had what I assume is the flu, if not the cold for the past few days. The usually coughing, sneezing, runnynose, headache etc. however this has little to do with why I am asking for advise on. In fact I'm coming over the flue and ,oust of symptoms have left apart from the runny nose, and the occasional cough.
Though Ever since yesterday I noticed that when I cough I feel a STRONG sort of pins and needle pain in my chest, back and left arm. It feels more like nails than needles. I was wondering exactly what could this be? My dad said it could just be from the past few days of coughing and sneezing it has made my body sore or something along those lines. However, that wasn't enough to ease my worries so here I am.
I'd be happy for any advice!

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replied February 6th, 2018
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A63086
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
Yes,this could be due to sneezing and coughing that bring all muscles into action.
I would suggest you to have chest xray and take long acting anti allergic like fexofenadine 120mg.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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