High Point, NC
A 65-year-old female asked:
i have been sick with a bad cold for a week and cannot quit coughing, can you have bronchitis and no temperature?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It could be bronchitis or sinusitis or it just could be a viral upper respiratory tract infection that is aggravating your lungs. Usually if the infection lasts for more than a week or 10 days it's a good idea to see your doctor and consider going on antibiotics. You may also need something for your lungs in case you're having some low-grade asthma which can be a cause of the cough.
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Last updated Dec 2, 2012
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