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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a cough that itches n hurts slightly in my chest and i have a cough even when i'm not sick and i'm a smoker could it b phnumonia?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Chest Cough - cause?: So, without a list of other associated signs & symptoms, I could not safely or professionally diagnose pneumonia in a such a setting. Ur q says ur a smoker, but profile says non-smoker. smokers may develop cough over time, as well as, ironically, brief exacerbation of cough when they try to quit or cut back smoking. Don't be discouraged! Quitting is by far the healthiest thing you can do! D/w pcp.
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Pneumonia is: an infectious disease that has more symptoms than just a cough and is not typically painful except for the muscular contraction of the chest wall when you cough. How about giving up smoking?

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