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A 19-year-old female asked:

Head cold last sunday. stuffy/runny nose gone, sore throat gone, but still have non productive cough sounds like smoker's cough(i don't smoke). help?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Virus: Your symptoms are consistent with a september virus. The cough can linger for two weeks. If you develop a fever or shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try wild wheat honey to soothe your throat and quiet the cough safely.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Bronchospasm...: You likely have bronchospasm from your recent upper respiratory infection. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor asap so this therapy can be initiated. Good luck!

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