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rattle in chest when coughing

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Acute?......: An acute cough, present for less than 3 weeks, is usually due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This leads to increased sputum product ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Chest rattle: That means your cough is becoming more productive. Mucus clogging up your airways is loosening up and getting thinner making it easier for you to hack ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Pneumonia: see your doctor. may need repeat chest X-rays and blood work up to make sure things have cleared up.
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Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
See MD: Most liklely you have " reactive airway " with some degree of bronchospasm - very common after infection is over. Just inflamed airways and irritable ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: Viral croup causes inflammation of the lining of larynx, trachea, and bronchi resulting in laryngotracheobronchitis.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough causes cough: It very well probably was a URI weeks ago and at this point what you're left with is lungs that are so coughed out that there's inflammation down ther ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Bronchitis/uri: I suggest a visit to your PCP to rule out pneumonia and to check for bacterial or viral infection.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You are fine: This phlegm is excess secretions in your bronchial tree and your body is getting rid of it, you are taking a medicine to help expel it or to fight inf ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: You have a very ill child. PLEASE sign off of the internet and get this child to his physician for urgent medical attention, evaluation and treatment.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: But it would be judicious for you to go and be examined and if the doctor seeing you feels it necessary have an imaging study of your lungs. Best wish ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
For sure: I personally was very sick with fever and chills but no cough, It eventually was determined that I had right upper lobe pneumonia. You show have exami ... Read More
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