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6 possible causes of "Dry cough, Muscle pain, Short..."
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
1. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unable to take deep breaths
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Moist skin
2. Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnorma...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
3. The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia (a long infection) that is not caused by the bacteria that cause the "typical pneumonia." Typical pneumonia tends to be more serious than atypical pneumonia. This type of pneumoni...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Peripheral cyanosis
4. Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
Symptoms:
  • Ataxia
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle stiffness
5. Legionnaires' Disease
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of lung infection, or pneumonia. It is caused by bacteria called Legionella. The bacteria and the disease were named following an outbreak of the infection at a Philadelphi...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tired
6. Parrot Fever (Psittacosis)
Parrot fever, also called parrot disease and psittacosis, is very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been fewer than 50 confirmed cases per year in the United States sinc...

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