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A 30-year-old female asked:

i think i have cough a cold or common flu. today i could not stay awake at work and had to go home earlier. is this common or should i visit a doctor?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably no need: Sleepiness is a common symptom of viral infections like influenza or severe colds. If your symptoms otherwise are not severe, you probably don't need professional care. But see a doctor if symptoms are severe or if you remain concerned.

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My 7month had cough its been going on for 2m and wont go away..Dr. Said she's to young for medicines is it true..?

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Started coughing a week ago. Had other symptoms of a cold. Evrrything has gone away, but the cough. Should I go to the doctor?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
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Cough: The cough is usually the last symptom to resolve with a cold. I'd give it more time, unless your having any difficulty breathing, fevers or worsening symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What happens when you have had a cough for more than 3 months?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See doctor...: Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these factors. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. All of these etiologies have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed and your doctor can help with this as well!
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Had a cough for 4 weeks. Taken lots of different cough syrops. Is there anything else i can do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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See a doctor: You may have had infection with mycoplasma, might have adult whooping cough, or other illnesses in progress. Only a good history, physical exam and perhaps testing will yield a diagnosis if there is one possible. Go see someone soon.
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A 72-year-old female asked:

Husband inhaled a lot of dust and some chemicals while sanding concrete floorthat had some adhesive on it. Trouble getting a deep breath. Some cough.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor : Shortness of breath and cough need evaluation as soon as possible . Multiple factors can lead to such symptoms . You doctor. May order some test like crx , ct scan, echo &etc to aid in estabilishing diagonosis depending on his evaluation.

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