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why have i been coughing for 2 weeks

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek medical consult: You may have a medical problem ranging from mild to serious. You should seek medical consultation. HealthTap video and text consultations are availa ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cough: Your cough may be from a number of causes. COVID 19 Symptoms may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sor ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Get evaluation.: Many things can cause a chronic cough like this, but it would be better to investigate for a cause than to just treat the symptom.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: A person who has over two weeks of cough should see a doctor. The doctor can evaluate to see if there is allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, per ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Flu?: With the Australian flu becoming an epidemic, I suspect what you have is the consequence of the flu. You may try honey to see if this helps. If the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See doctor: In order to treat the cough, the cause must be determined. See a primary care doctor for this.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy, asthma, CF?: The primary care doctor should evaluate first. A child can also see an allergist because allergists usually are specialized in the areas of asthma as ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Stubborn cough?: If you have recently had a viral illness like influenza, a stubborn cough is common. Some people with asthma cough rather than wheeze, and some people ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Bronchitis, tobacco: All the bad things you have heard about smoking are true. Whatever the immediate cause of your cough (cold, bronchitis, etc), your smoking is making i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: I think this is very common. I have had this myself when exercising outside when the humidity is low. It usually passes quickly. If it seems to be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
Wait: These are self limited illnesses meaning they go away on their own. Medications usually are nothhelpful other than fever reducers if there is a fever ... Read More
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