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Is a cold with chest phlegm something to worry about

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally normal: It may take a few weeks for the cilia (lung hair cells) and edema (swelling) to subside. Over the counter cough suppressants may help. Increase wate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If you are experiencing trouble breathing or fever, I would recommend being seen. Drink fluids and please stay well hydrated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal saline: Nasal saline and a suction bulb may be used to remove mucus gently from the passages. Cool air mist humidification May provide relief. Watch for signs ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More than cold: What you described is more than a cold. Is is possible that you a mild form of pneumonia and it would be prudent to see your doctor. It is not feasibl ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: That is taking too long. You want to check with your lung doc. Your doc may recommend cxr and pulmonary function testing. Better be safe.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Carrasco
3 years experience General Practice
It depends: It depends of your country and the state of coronavirus, in some places you need to have traveled recently to another country to get the test, and in ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be examined: Sometimes after a regular cold that appears to be a virus it can progress to a secondary infection. With your symptoms, you should be checked for this ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Most chest colds do not require antibiotics.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral lower resp.inf: Although what started out as an upper respiratory tract viral infection, now appears to have migrated downward into the lower respiratory tract causin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Could be pneumonia: need to see an internist
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