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chronic cough with clear stringy phlegm

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Mackens
11 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe bronchitis: It is not uncommon to contract a viral illness then have respiratory inflammation that causes bronchitis. These are usually not bacterial infections. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: You need to see a doctor immediately, this can escalate to an asthma attack.
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Dr. Peter Hahn
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
See either ENT or: Get checked by either ENT or Lung specialist to check for the presence of some toxin, pathogen, or allergen present in the respiratory tissues. Prese ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 years experience Neonatology
Cough: for a year certainly has a pathologic basis including allergies ,chronic infection like TB or malignancy I hope smoking is not a part of your life yo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Chronic bronchitis?: Congratulations on stopping smoking. But don't expect overnight recovery of your lungs and bronchial tree: it takes up to 5 years to recover from the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does no ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES!: and a "non-productive" bronchitis usually is "asking" for more FLUIDS both by mouth and via vaporizer to make it PRODUCTIVE (eg WET!) that's half the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bronchitis?: Could be allergic or other form of bronchitis by description. Likely no relation to thyroid. Needs good exam & likely pulmonary function tests by ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest an appointment with ENT. They may elect to do an endoscopy. For relief cool air mist humidification may be tried. An inbox consult is ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Chronic cough: Chronic cough particularly with a duration of greater than 3 weeks should be further investigated. Asthma/Tracheo bronchitis should be considered by y ... Read More

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