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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Sometimes, after the infection of acute bronchitis has resolved, there is residual airway inflammation which, in some patients, results in bronchospas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Robinson
21 years experience Pulmonology
Prolonged cough: How long has the cough persisted and is there still production of phlegm? Many of my patients are surprised to hear that cough after significant uppe ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
34 years experience Family Medicine
Not enough info: Don/t know where your pain is or why you were taking an antibiotic or if the cough is even part of the illness. But, if you had a sore throat, nasa ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: I am sorry but there is not enough background information provided to understand your situation or to provide a helpful response.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Horspool
34 years experience Pediatrics
Think asthma/allergy: Most coughs not due to bacterial infections so antibiotics won't help. Coughs which persist for > 2 weeks usually related to allergies and/or asthma. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Go back to doctor: This cold be inflammation in the breathing tubes (the bronchi) or inflammation in the cartilage between the ribs or lingering pneumonia. All three co ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would: let your prescribing provider know.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Needs assessment: It is not always necessary to treat a cough with antibiotics, especially if you have a viral infection. However the persistent cough and pain is conce ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Common cold: Difficult to know whether you really needed an antibiotic or not, but once you have had infection of the upper respiratory tract (including the trache ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: Sometimes a cough may persist several weeks after the acute respiratory tract infection. This is often due to reactive airways and inflammation. Somet ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Wait it out: This may be a viral infection if not responding to antibiotic therapy: figure 7-10 days and possibly 2-3 weeks if this is a relapsing viral infection.

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