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A 20-year-old male asked:

For about the last week i've been getting through bronchitis. in the last day i've started making a weird honking sound when i cough. what is this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stridor: Likely this is stridor. You hear it more with children because they have smaller airways. As long as this is only when you cough it should not be a problem and I would anticipate this should resolve in a few days. However, if you develop fever or the "honk" when you inspire get checked.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cough: In cough the duration, severity and associated symptoms matter to determine the severity. It appears that your symptoms are getting worse. It possible that you are developing pertussis. Get medical attention.

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