Question by  majivantara (39)

Why do I have itching inside my back when I cough?

I have a bad cough and I itch when I cough.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

When you cough, you may be stimulating random nerves through out your body depending on how hard you cough. Your brain is interpreting it as an itch.

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Answer by  abi52 (17)

A cough inside your back when coughing indicates an allergy or inflammation. This may be relieved by taking antihistamines but a check up should exclude asthma and infection.


Answer by  Craig61 (358)

I have had the same problem over the years. My doctor has told me that it is caused by sudden increased blood flow to muscles in the back that are trying to propel the cough. The sudden blood flow expands the muscle fibers even more and then causes an itching sensation. This should subside as you feel better.


Answer by  beth1959 (6)

Frequent coughing can irritate the lining of the lungs. Inflamed lungs may rub along the lining of the chest cavity. This tightening, due to inflammation of the lungs, can imitate a sensation to scratch an interior area along the spin.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You need to contact your doctor and describe your symptoms it could be anything from just an odd random thing that is happening all the way down to something that could be seriously wrong with you and need immediate medical treatment but I am sur they will have you come in so they can at least check it out.


Answer by  surry (4)

nice to know i'm not d only one getting itchy back when i cough. but my cough comes from d throat, i get a tingling feeling which makes me cough, it even wakes me up at nyt. hope it's nothing serious.


Answer by  Anonymous

i think it has something to do with your nerves and the kind of cough. it happens to me sometimes too.


Answer by  Anonymous

I don't have a problem with my back itching when I cough a lot instead for me it's my neck and chin. At first I thought it was an reaction to meds but now it happens without them.


Answer by  Anonymous

i have a severe cough and an itchy feeling in my upper back by my shoulder blade area. it is an inside itch and it is driving me crazy. hope it is nothing serious.

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