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i have had a chest cough for months

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Difficult to tell without any information about you not even any medical conditions, medications or social history. It may be bronchitis, pneumonia, C ... Read More

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Chronic cough: It could be a simple viral infection that has a residual ongoing cough or its possible that its now developing into a bacterial infection. You need to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: There is little evidence that any OTC cough med does anything for kids that age & some that they thicken secretions making them harder to couugh u ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bronchodilator: If the cough is effective and the mucus clears easily from the lower airway nothing is needed. But, if the mucus seems to be difficult to clear there ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly pneumonia: I have found that when people have a deep cough associated with pain on taking a deep breath they often times have pneumonia. You should be evaluated ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor: Seven months is a long time to be coughing. It could be something as simple as allergies, but it could be asthma or a number of other things. Can't kn ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Post-tussive cough.: When we're sick with an upper or lower respiratory infection, the cough tends to be the last symptom to clear. This is called a post-tussive cough wh ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: We always worry more in pregnancy so you should check with your doctor to be sure you don't need antibiotics. In the meantime, robitussin, mucinex,and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: may be influenza; however, you must be examined and tested.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Could be but: Most of these resolve with some patience and time. If you have fever. Shortness or breath, wheezing or it does not resolve in two weeks then proceed t ... Read More

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