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Cough and shortness of breath

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher with at least 2 of these sx’s: temp of at least 99.6, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, aching Muscles, ... Read More

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Cough SOB ?COVID19: Could be. Many who get infected had NO symptoms. Have you been around anyone with COVID-19 Ask your doctor if you qualify for a test or call the loca... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms. To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly...: If the person has smoked, then empysema is a possible etiology of these symptoms. Other possibilities include gerd and post-nasal drip, bronchospasm o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Pertussis possible: Chronic cough lasting for a month might be pertussis (whooping cough). You need to followup with a doctor for an exam and lab tests.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: This symptom overlaps many conditions.Poorly controlled asthma is one, heart failure another, covid-19 related lung disease another. Without a full re... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cough: Its possible. You may also have viral or bacterial bronchitis. We don't know anything about you not even your age let alone any medical history such a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 35 years experience
Lung doctor: Chronic cough can be from sinusitis, allergies, asthma but also from reflux. Chronic bronchitis & other possible. Get check first.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Time for evaluation: Intermittent difficulty breathing over that period of time warrants medical assessment. Take care.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Chlorine exposure: In a pool chlorine is often added to assure the safety of the water. It will often convert to chlorine gas & be off gassed at the surface, particu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Unlikely: Your description suggests a "chest cold" - acute bronchitis. It's possible that you have an element of bronchospasm - asthma. Sounds like your doctor... Read More

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