Submitted by Dr T on April 10, 2011 – 8:06am
Some questions to you:
1): What does this mean, “I need my full vocal and physical capabilities as soon as possible”?
2): What do you mean, hiccup, belch, cough, sing, talk? Is it productive (sputum etc.)?
3): Do you have any trouble breathing, and if so, when?
4): Is it worse when you take a deep breath?
5): Where is this itch, is it new, how long has this been going on?
Coughing is a natural, sudden reflex to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles etc. Suppressing your cough reflex might have deleterious effects, especially if the cough is productive.
You can look for causes of chest pains here:
This requires an evaluation by a doctor, although I suspect nothing much is going on.
Hope this helps,