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A 35-year-old female asked:

Smoke free for almost 10weeks.had bronchitis in feb.still cough, chest tight, short breath. chest xray clear. wat cud b going on?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Chronic cough: It is not uncommon for a person to experience ongoing cough after an infection. Especially if that infection was pertussis, the cough may linger for months. Symptoms of cough, chest tightness and short of breath are suggestive of asthma. An asthma specialist could assist in confirming a diagnosis and offering treatment. Congratulations and continue to remain smoke free!

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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