A 49-year-old female asked:
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i have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. no fever. now what?

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor : 5 weeks is too long. You need a work up. See a doctor.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral Infection: A viral infection usually doesn't last that long but cough and the other symptoms could last for a while. If you have these symptoms at the same time each year, it could be 'seasonal allergies' too. Continue the symptomatic treatment. Get checked by your doctor for any allergies (like to pollen, dust mites, pets) etc. Aviod the triggers if you test positive for that.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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