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A 26-year-old female asked:

I've had a persistent wet cough, fever and, have been sleeping a lot more than normal. recently i've been coughing really hard to where it feels like i need to vomit. then, white foam comes up. what could cause this?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PNEUMONIA.: without an exam, I can only give general information and cough/fever are often a reason to immediately seek medical attention. IT is even much more true if there are other signs of infection such as increased somnolence, or sweats or breathing issues.

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