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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are better: now - you may be coughing up some remnants of the stuff that built up in your upper respiratory tract. Hydrate really well. Take care.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: This cough producing discolored and also clearer sputum could be due to a bronchial infection which often follows a head cold. It could be due to alle ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not good: Need far more information and a detailed exam and possibly some imaging studies and exams of sputum. Do you smoke? Work around toxic materials you c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pneumonia: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) and get an x-ray and sputum culture to rule out a pneumonia.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Lessen exposure : Please see your doctor. You are very young for this. You should lessen your exposure to cigarette smoke and any other toxic fumes in your community. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: This is a normal transient reaction to a hard cough or other types of valsalva maneuvers (sneeze, hard bowel movement, etc). As long as the symptoms ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: hello~ sounds like the typical upper respiratory tract infection and bronchitis. This does not necessary mean you need antibiotic BUT please go and s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: If you have also been having chills or a fever, there's a decent chance you might have a pneumonia, in which case you will need an antibiotic. If thi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Difficulty breathing: time for medical intervention. Take care.
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