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Shortness of breath and coughing up phlegm

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Virtual consultation: I would suggest a virtual consult with Healthtap or your PCP. You may need a course of antibiotics and your asthma may be uncontrolled. Monitor your t... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly bronchitis: So see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rosana Millos
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: Chances are that you do not have COPD after three years of smoking, unless you smoke 4 packs a day or have other underlying conditions that could pred... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Many causes but all: your symptoms point to a likely indoor allergy such as dust mite or pet dander. These allergies are potent triggers for asthma. Common medications li... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: While it is possible to have an asymptomatic infection- usually chest infection cause some symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Bronchitis: Or possibly pneumonia. It's also possible it's a virus like a cold, but given the severity of the cough you should get checked by a doctor ASAP. They... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cxr: I think at this point at least a chest x ray to begin with is reasonable since you have been having these symptoms for quite some time and with ongoin... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Viral infection?: Although you might just have had a cold which may leave you coughing for several weeks on occasions. However the shortness of breath is of concern and... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Several conditions: For congestion use nasal saline spray, and you should be evaluated for asthma or possible pneumonia. Keep well hydrated, monitor for fever and rest.

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